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Week In Review

by Ilana Angel

January 29, 2010 | 12:21 pm

I allowed my ego to guide my life this week. Sometimes the best thing I can do for myself is not listen to me.  Whatever I tell myself I should do or say, I must do the opposite.  When it comes to decisions about my own life, there are situations and subjects where I feel I cannot be trusted.

There are strange people in the world and I discovered that a lot of them read my blog.  It is amazing that for every 100 people that read it, 99 could love it, but I care more about what the one person who hated it thinks.  I need to stop caring about that one person.

I am happy that Samantha Harris has quit her job with Dancing With The Stars.  I never got her.  I am looking forward to the new season even more now.  I hope they don’t replace her with someone lame. 

I am pre-dating a man I met online last week.  He makes me laugh out loud which is sexy.  We have a great connection on the phone, but have yet to meet each other.  No good can come of this.  Pre-dating always leads to disaster. 

My son applied to his top three high schools this week.  I feel proud, old, scared, nervous and excited for him.  He is growing up so fast. 

I am going to read Catcher In The Rye again this weekend. 

I am standing by Elizabeth Edwards.

I think bullies are unattractive.

I am looking forward to the continuing blood bath on The Bachelor.  Jake is taking control, and it is fabulous. 

I am not going to stop sharing my opinion, in my own words.  I am going to try really hard to not get in my own way, and more importantly, not allow my decisions to be influenced by my fear.

Rough week.  Lessons Learned.  Faith tested.  I hit a roadblock.  The most surprising thing was that it turns out I placed it there all by myself.

When you have a goal and a direction set, as you get closer to what you are seeking, doubt and fear can creep in.  I need to take a deep breath, stay focused, and trust myself.  I must remember that a detour only slows me down, and does not need to change my destination. 

Thank you for all the emails of support.  They are appreciated more than you could ever know.  Looking back over the week, it is clear I lost my way because I simply forgot to keep the faith.

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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