I love myself and make choices that are good for me. Deadline: December 31,2018 Writing this makes me feel optimistic, but can you really put a deadline on this kind of stuff? Seems kind of OCD. So I guess my plan to reach this goal looks like some combination of my self-care/top lines with a … Continue reading #1 Frog for 2018
I am reading (rereading? finishing?) Eat That Frog! I love this book. It's the anti-– productivity book. The basic premise is you will never have time to do everything you want to do when your life, so you better damn well focus on what is most important. I relate to Funke's words read at her … Continue reading Eat That Frog!
Peace and self worth A family A partner and deep commitment Honesty and authenticity An international life The ocean A business A home overseas Income independence A comfortable home
Thank God for my Friday night friends. Our topic last night was "fear," and several people shared what their fears are and were, how they have overcome them and worked through fear, and saddest, where those fears came from. Several of our group have sad childhood stories of sexual abuse or sexual, emotional, and physical … Continue reading Friday night friends
Today, especially, I am thinking of Funke and her family with gratitude for bringing her into the world and for being able to know her but sadness for not being able to talk with her one more time. She brought out the best. The best.
After some wine and a bath bomb, I see that it is possible I instigate arguments with my mother by having an immediate reaction to her actions. I know she will not change; that she loves to shop; that eating is a way to pass the time. I am the one who needs to change … Continue reading Reflecting on my childish reactions
Who came over unexpectedly last night at 11pm with boxes and buckets of frozen did and crabs. Today she returned from the Korean store with, according to her, 600 dollars worth of stuff, including 20 packs of garlic, about 50 lbs of rice, and a pressure kicker..."all for me." I know how ungrateful I sound. … Continue reading Feeling triggered by my mother
Emmaly asked me yesterday, while we were making vision boards: "What do you do when I'm not here, just sit around?" I asked her what she did when I wasn't there, just sit around. Kids come into this world as little narcissists, don't they? And it or job as adults to reverse that trend.
I am back on a recovery path – yes! – And re-reading notes from You are a Badass (what a fun book), so I am thinking this morning about what makes me happy and what makes me feel most alive. As of this moment in time: Running in the woods Swimming in the lake Being … Continue reading What makes you feel alive?
John and Mairin in Lahinch were lovely hosts. I walked down the hill after I'd arrived Thursday night, and Mairin called to see if I needed a lift, as it had begun to rain. Sidebar--the beer here has been quite good. Note--food is generally unavailable after 9:30 PM, though pubs are still serving beer; opposite … Continue reading Cliffs of Moher and more