As part of bringing this year to a close, I wanted to read all the true things, one after another. To make it easier, I printed them. 15 pages worth. These truths are of all different weights and measures. I began to visualize a chart with all the truths running down the left-hand side and different categories running across the top–categories like travel-related, being in the moment, writing-related… But just for fun–sometimes I can be fun–here are some whimsical picks from the past 361 days, kind of a Dr. Seuss approach : )

Small truth: ZipLoc-bag user (226)

Large truth: I believe in myself (141)

Truth I changed: I don’t like yoga but I want to… (202)

Truth I tried but failed to change: So not a morning person (21)

Truth I wish I would change: I wish I knew lines I loved by heart (144)

Truth I changed but may change back: I’ve been dividing myself, but perhaps it would be better to add my selves together (70)

Truth discovered: What this year did was make me more comfortable with the uncomfortable (361)

Truth acknowledged: I wasn’t ready for 2015 to begin (55)

Truth I’m not proud of: Money motivates me (71)

Surface truth: I don’t dust very often (177)

Deep truth: I’m starting to understand how I got to this moment (265)

Sad truth: I just want to grab some food and get on with it (210)

Funny truth: I talk loudly on the phone–only on the phone (148)

Contradictory truth: I like motion, but I like stillness just as much (215)

Pitiful truth: I’m obsessed with the Kennedy’s (236)

Animal truth: Foxes are my kind of animal (335)

Obvious truth: Truth is what I’m after (152)

Metaphorical truth: Once I get on a train, I have a hard time getting off (82)

Literal truth: I felt the earth move–literally (111)

Moment of truth: As this day takes shape within the last week and the week and the month to come, I realize how behind I am, but I’m just going to focus on this good day (131)

Truth of detail: I’m a two-towel person (151)

Truth of a particular day: Too much sitting, not enough moving (104)

Truth of preference: Prunes, I like (281)

Truth of opinion: I believe we should open our doors to Syrian refugees (311)

Truth about truth: I’m not in the mood to write one true thing (123)

Other truth: I’ll just be going about my business and hear the water and think, here it comes… (126)

Least favorite truth: I requested a single room when I went to college (75)

Some of my favorite truths: I was a child in the 60’s, and I still think hippies are cool (12), Here’s the kind of toddler I was: I climbed over the side of my crib in the dark and let go (57), I’m a believer in signs, especially from the universe (58), When I have a lot of stuff going on, I pick up speed as I go–spinning like a top with the tiny point the only connection to the present moment (129) And the thing is, I LOVE being self-sufficient (143), During the summer of ’69–the summer of the moon walk, Hurricane Camille, Woodstock, Chappaquiddick, and Charles Manson–I first became conscious I had a body (181), Seeing the wash hanging on a clothesline makes me feel good (186), I’m hanging on by a thread (222), I’m a calendar girl (235), Going with nice over the truth day after day, year after year, might have sent my ship in the wrong direction (289), My new black ankle boots are me (291), I was once a girl with a ukulele (294).

I’m curious–did anyone ever go to the 365 true things page to see what one truth I had pulled out of a post? I would also love to hear if any truths stand out for anyone…or if anyone remembers a specific one for any reason… or if anyone has a favorite? Or how your Saturday is going?


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