Posted at 20:08 , on March 13, 2019
Recently while doing some decluttering, I found this little blue book I used back in 1998 to write down stuff I wanted to remember or things I wanted to put into practice. Things I found in magazine articles or in books. My handwriting was pretty good back then (lol). The topics ranged from exercise programs to motivational inspiration. I think I’ll go through it and actually do the stuff in there.
One of the entries which I’m definitely going to put into practice is this one titled To Enhance Energy and Well-Being: Sit up straight in a chair or on the floor. Place arms parallel to your sides and bend them at the elbows, with your hands clenched in fists at shoulder height. Inhale through your nose as you straighten your arms above you, extending your fingers. Then exhale while lowering the arms back to starting position. Continue at a rapid, steady pace 15 times once a day.
Do it with me. I look forward to hearing how it made you feel. Please comment to let me know.
Posted at 14:54 , on February 15, 2019
How many actually listen or really want to know? People are good at uttering platitudes but when it comes down to taking action on those words they’ve put out there, they disappear like the mist in the early morning after the sunrise. People don’t really want to know. Then, after a disaster or major incident they utter the words, “If I’d only known. I never saw that coming?” How many people ask “How are you doing?” out of habit, not wanting to really know? Are you one of those people?
Posted at 23:47 , on February 12, 2019
When the best laid plans are thrown askew it takes great effort to find a new direction, especially when there are so many new paths to choose from. Even when you choose a path, you then have to pick a sub-path. How do you decide which one is best for you?Laid out before you are so many interesting, exciting, mesmerizing looking paths. You find yourself running down one path, then being lured by the sensory smells of another, only to get dragged through another by the promise of hope and fulfillment.
Posted at 23:12 , on February 11, 2019
Today I watched dozens of videos telling me how easy it is to make anywhere from $100 to $5000 a day. I felt like a fish out of water swimming against the tide. I still haven’t figured out how to properly navigate around this blog if I’m being honest. They make it seem so easy with the graphs and charts bouncing around the screen, moving the cursor around and around, and up and down. Clicking here and clicking there. Dragging here and dragging there. Why is it so difficult for me to get a hang of technology? I’m open to learning but it all just seems too much. There are so many moving parts. So many details. So many steps.
I feel like I’m drowning. I’ve put on my diving gear but somehow it has malfunctioned and I’m somewhere close to the ocean floor running out of oxygen. I know I should probably resurface but the lure of what’s down there is so fascinating, I’m transfixed. Feeling like I need to sacrifice my last breath to take everything in because this might be my last dive. There will never be another chance because everyday it’s a different ocean.
Posted at 04:41 , on October 3, 2017
I’ve decided that this month October, 2017 will be my month of renewal. Shedding the old and exploring the new and reviving some of the thoughts I’ve had by putting them into practice. I’m born anew over and over again. My metamorphosis is not always complete hopefully this time I will not stay in the cocoon to long nor get out to soon and evolve renewed, refreshed, and wholly complete. I have realized that even when it seems like everything in life is conspiring against you, the Universe is aligning things in your favor.
“You attract to you the predominant thoughts that you’re holding in your awareness, whether those thoughts are conscious or unconscious.” That’s the rub.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith
Posted at 22:41 , on May 29, 2014
As adults we don’t always listen to our gut (also referred to as our instinct.) The older we get the more we override that feeling. We do it sometimes because of pride, responsibility, or a multitude of other reasons. I’ve postponed my travel plans for the remainder of 2014 and I’m putting down temporary roots. I know in my gut this is what I’m supposed to be doing right now, at this moment in my life. It would have been wonderful to set off on the adventure I had planned for the rest of the year but I feel confident that I’m where I need to be at this moment in my life. I haven’t given up traveling I will just be doing a little less of it for shorter periods at a time and when the time is right I will set off again. I shall try my best to continue my minimalist lifestyle.
My bedroom and living room furniture was delivered on 16 May 2014 and I moved in on that day. The great thing about my parents being my landlords is that my rental payments do not start until the 1st of June. Yeah for two weeks of free rent. Since I had already given away most of the stuff I had accumulated over the years I don’t have that much to bring over to the new place. I’ve been bringing my clothes over a little at a time and I’ve also brought over some of my books. The books are sitting in the garage because I haven’t brought over my bookcases yet. The guest bedroom is not set up yet either because the bed is still at my sister’s house. I need to bring the bed and bookcases I’m looking forward to having family and friends come visit so I’d better hurry up and get that done.
I’ve started working on the garden. I put in some herbs and vegetables in the back garden and I’ve planted some flowers in the front garden. It will take a while for the front garden to blossom fully because I’ll be doing frugal gardening. I’ll probably wait to buy plants on sale and create new plants through cuttings and divisions.
Posted at 00:02 , on January 21, 2014
I welcome 2014. I intended to post this at the beginning of the new year, however I never got around to it. Now, I’ve turned around and it’s already 21 January. I’ve already listed my goals and aspirations in an earlier blog enter so I won’t hash it out again here.
I had a travel list as long as my arm for 2014. I have cut down the number of countries I’m visiting but I’ll stay in each country longer. After spending three months in Panama last year I realized I love slow travel. It gives me better insight into that particular country and allows me to participate in the everyday life.
I’ll be fifty years old in February. I’m elated to have lived this many years so far. There are those who choose not to celebrate because they dread getting older. I think of those who did not live to this age and I rejoice on the anniversary of my birth because I’m always glad to be alive.
It was my intention to have an all out blowout with a rented venue, caterer etc., etc., to celebrate this milestone. I scaled down that plan however. I decided just having a party with family and friends is celebration enough, I don’t have to break the bank to do it. It will still be festive and hopefully everyone in attendance will have a good time.