Saturday, May 7, 2011

No Doubt About It...

I had really wanted to complete the Blog-A-Thon but the odds were stacked against me from the start. I must accept the fact that I will not complete 31 blogs in 31 days; that will be next years goal.

Current time demands have prevented me from writing for personal or professional purposes since the end of April. My optimism that I would offer "good ideas" on a daily basis was just that...optimistic.

Even as I write, their is Nerf gun war waging in the rooms around me and I heard screams of "terror" and "pretend pain" which interrupts my writing. At this point, this blog is as good as it is going to get.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Favorite Quote

"The cure for anything is salt water~
sweat, tears or the sea"   -Isak Dinesen

It really is that simple.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Learning to Say "No"

"You must say No to what is less important to be able to focus on what is most important."

This is the mantra for my writing career. Too many times, I can get caught up in volunteer work, helping friends or family or simply doing too much for the people around me. My writing always takes the hit...It isn't that my writing isn't valuable to me, it just means that many times the other situations seem more "in need" and I always think "I will get right back to it" but it inevitably always throws my rhythm off and I have to go back to step one.

This is my struggle and goal today: Learning how to put my writing first. How about you? Share your ideas and comments about how you put your writing first.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Well, I missed yesterday. As usual, family demands came ahead of my time to write. I am going to keep going, just to challenge myself.

Today I am pondering professionalism and temper tantrums, how emotionally freeing it must be for a child to just stand and scream "It's Not Fair" and with that thought, wondering how much healthier we, as adults, might be if  would we responded in the same fashion...of course, I mean in an emotionally expressive manner, not in a physical or aggressive manner.

Today, I am going to honestly recognize my feelings and acknowledge their energy. I am going to express myself and be true to what I am feeling. This is a test, it is only a test...I promise I will not stomp my feet, kick and scream or shout in public. I promise.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Badge

For anyone looking for a wonderful summer book, or earlier if you have the time, this one is fabulous. I read it in two days. No, I did not have the time to read, I actually stopped everything else I had to do to read the book. Trust me, you will love this.

And Away I Go...

Life lessons come in many different shapes and sizes; when my friend Jan suggested I try blogging for 31 days in a row in the 2011 Blog-a-thon, I agreed. I have never been successful at blogging, finding time to write on a daily basis is tough enough. I cannot even successfully schedule a thirty minute walk on my treadmill, the idea of submitting a meaningful daily post seemed daunting to say the least. But I wanted to try.

I am not sure where I will go with each post. I have a feeling that “life lessons” may be an underlying theme as lately, I am experiencing many new revelations about life, on a daily basis.

In fact at times I feel like I am standing in front of a pitching machined with hundreds of different “balls” being thrown at me all at once and I am trying to handle each one, successfully, while simultaneously being pummeled by those that I miss.

In some ways, I think that is what life is like, solving little emergencies, problems, “opportunities” and life moments to the best of our ability; sometimes successfully and other times, not so much…the real importance is showing up and giving it your best shot.