Kipwil ran heavily, she felt dragged down by the weight of the worries in her mind and that beautifully light feeling she got when she ran just didn't happen. It became harder and harder to run, the more she thought and thought about how to get out of her task the easiest way out until she was plodding along at barely more than a shuffle. Hubba Hubba ran back to meet her.
" What's wrong babe?", said Hubba Hubba, concern written all over his face.
" I don't know, just doesn't feel right. Maybe it's not so good to run today. Its just too hot today."
At the sound of those last words, Kipwil spun around to see her Other Self clinging to her clothes. Quick! I need to find the solution to vanquish her!
Kipwil said strongly, " Then I'll have a run along the river in the shade of the trees, it's much nicer there. Come on Hubba Hubba, let's go."
To her surprise, the Other Self didn't disappear like before. She faded but she was still there, weighing her down. What is it? What have I tried to make an excuse for this time? thought Kipwil almost in a panic, desperate to be rid of the Other Self.
' Have you figured out what you will commit to yet, Kipwil?", Hubba Hubba asked gently.
He had hit the nail on the head. Kipwil realised that once again her own self defeating and self doubting thoughts had brought Other Self back into being. She knew exactly what to do. Standing beside Hubba Hubba, she put her hands around her mouth and shouted with all of her power and might,
"MY COMMITMENT IS TO LEARN TO SWIM, TO FOLLOW THE 12WBT PROGRAM TO THE LETTER WITH TRUST IN QUEEN MICHELLE'S ADVICE, KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM. I COMMIT TO SETTING ASIDE TIME AND THE EFFORT TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM AND LIVE IT IN LIFE BEYOND. I COMMIT TO ACHIEVING MY GOALS FULLY. IT IS TIME TO WOMAN UP AND ACHIEVE THROUGH CONSISTENT ACTION. I....CAN...DO...THIS!!!!"
The last 4 words came out like a scream and indeed Kipwil could hear the echo of a scream ringing in her ears. Kipwil turned to find the Other Self gone and realised that final scream was from her. Kipwil felt so much lighter and free. A whisper floated by on the breeze Well Done Kipwil breathed Queen Michelle in Kipwil's ear, that shout has echoed throughout my land. It is recorded on the forum and the Facebook. I accept your promise, Welcome to my newest citizen! You can call me by my 12WBT name Mish now. Kipwil startled, smiled broadly when she heard, and was amazed to hear all the birds around them sing out in celebration.
Thank you Mish! Kipwil thought back in return.
" I've been accepted! I'm now a citizen!" said Kipwil happily to Hubba Hubba. She received a fierce hug and kiss in return, lifting her off her feet.
" I KNEW you could do it babe! I am so proud of you. You always were accepted, you just needed to believe that yourself. Now let's finish that run."
And with that they ran off together into the sunset, with Kipwil's spirits lighter than the air around them.
A victory for our heroine! And yet there are still three tasks to go. What will our new 12WBTer do next?
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