Here I sit in my morning chair, cup of coffee on the table, chihuahua cuddled up next to me.  I love my life so much.  I love watching the bird in the tree.  I love my fake Christmas tree with its pretty lights.  I love the luxury of a weekend before a week off.  A 2nd week off.  Plans for the day.  Meet with friends.  Enjoy a massage.  Grade a set of math tests.  Heaven.  

I have been waiting for my word of the year to come to me.  In the past, I have forced it, and then not been able to remember it throughout the year.  That’s okay.  But this year, I wanted a memorable one that fits me and grows with me where I’m headed.  It was given to me yesterday.  What a surprise!  A word that is used against me as a professional in the area of public school teaching.  Mastery.  

My word of the year is definitely Mastery, but I am not yet sure why. When I looked it up there were some other words that I considered, namely mastermind, mind, and simply master.  But since I was given “mastery”, I’m sticking with it.  I like that it comes for the same root as “maestra”, or teacher.

I have long thought of myself as “jack of all trades, master of none”.  Not, of course, in the handyman trades, but in a more academic, physical, spiritual, creative sense.  I am a dabbler.  I have come to terms with that in my fifties and seen its value. Now that I am quickly approaching a new decade of life, it seems that mastery is drawing me.  I seek to master life.  

I’m not done teaching, but I will be moving on in 5 years. I want to be a philosopher.   Or a poet.  A new breed of philosopher.  A new breed of poet.  I simply want to be a new breed.     After I’m done working with youth in a public school setting, what will I do next?  Share myself in a new way.  A way I make up all by myself.  I think I can amuse, enlighten, entertain, inspire with my thoughts.  Does anyone read anymore?  Will I have to do a podcast?  Make videos?  We shall see.

December 29, 2018



Day 15 – My new diet and exercise program

2012-05-04 05.27.12I’m starting my blog early today because I had a marvelous morning so far, and I had a marvelous morning because I had a magnificent meditation and I did what came to mind as inspired action.  I want to recommend to everyone who reads this that you take advantage of the free stuff that Deepak Chopra offers – he’s a tuned in spiritual dude who charges LOTS of moolah to people like Oprah to come and learn from his center.  And he’s willing to offer us free meditations so I really suggest you try them and see what you like.  The current 21-day Meditation Experience focuses on “Expanding you Happiness” and today is Day 1.  Here’s the link, and it is in the sidebar also:

Now, back to the radical notion that Molly Mills would have a diet and exercise program.  Here it is:  Do what feels good.  Yup, that’s it!  I am going to shout it:  DO WHAT FEELS GOOD.  And what I was inspired to do, and it did feel good, was walk to the gym and work out with the weight machines..  And I can lift double what I ever did in the past.  I am not sure why or how, but IT IS FUN!

Oh boy, I didn’t have such a great afternoon.  I let myself get off the beam.  Way off.  And what do I want to do?  Go back to the gym!  This is a very interesting development.  I’m going to look for a yoga class now.  More later…

Time to finish it up.  What a crazy day it’s been.  I had a big disappointment today which leads me to be ready to continue to let go of more beliefs.  This half of the body love journey has been a journey to freedom and new possibilities that I didn’t even know I wanted.  Oh, I found the most excellent yoga class.  It was exactly what I needed.  Just remembering some discussion with friends lately concerning speaking my truth and it not being my business if another was in the space to hear it.  That’s what happened today.  All is well.IMG_0724