Sunday, August 29, 2010

Every Day is a Lesson *sigh*

And today was no different. I have talked about feeling restless here on the blog and wanting to make some big changes. I have taken positive steps in this direction, but I am not able to just totally walk away from the things that have been causing me stress. (I like to eat on occasion and have a roof over my head...) This morning something happened that angered me and made me realize that if I don't make these changes sooner, this rut will continue and the aggravation will build.
Basically....today the straw that broke the camel's back was delivered.
I am now faced with needing to get my ass in gear, which I should have done months ago.

LESSON LEARNED.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Defining Purpose

I go through these cleaning and organizing phases every so often and I came across a box that hadn't been opened since I moved. I discovered some papers and books from my time when I was a Mary Kay consultant. (Don't all run away, now....)
While MK gets a bad rap (and I am not going to start bashing though I do have legitimate gripes) there were some very valuable things that I learned during my time in. One of the things that was always talked about at meetings, or even just among consultants, was that in order to get up every morning and do what needed to be done, there needs to be a purpose. A very personal purpose that will make you do the hard stuff, day-in and day-out.
I think this lesson fits in perfectly with writing. After all, no boss looks over your shoulder. It can be isolating and lonely. There is no immediate paycheck.

Writers....What is your purpose?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quick Blatherings

Seems that when ever I feel my spirits lagging, I do a quick, free online Tarot card reading, just asking what I need to know....Today's card was The Heirophant. Actually quite appropriate to my worries today.
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So, who has plans for the remaining summer days?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Swing By.......

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back To School...Oh That Old Feeling.....

Short blog today...It seems like the kiddos were just let out of school yesterday and now, every ad is for back-to-school savings. I am not preparing any kids to go back, but I approach this time of year with mixed feelings. There is a vestige of dread left over from childhood, sort of an 'oh crap...the summer is gone' but there is also a feeling of excitement to get back to routine and learn new things.
What are YOU feeling during this time of year?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Today's Random Tarot Card

Well, I asked how others view me....not too bad, actually...
The Queen of Wands from The Enchanted Tarot:
Others see you as an inspiring, vigorous person who knows how life works and how to get things done. You can sometimes seem a bit bossy but loyal and skilled in business. You seem always ready to support a worthy cause.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Boy, At One Point in History....

...the Patriots fans in New England had very little to cheer. BUT then the pieces of the puzzle started coming together. The right coach, the right quarterback, the right defense. The fans, the great support system, were always there. Win or lose, CHOOSING to support their team. The Patriots moved forward. Shaking off the negative. Thumbing their noses at the 'curse'. Letting go of the prior year's issues. Moving forward one game at a time.

I went to Patriots' Training Camp this past week and stopped in at The Hall, the Patriots 'museum'. I got inspired. Most of all, I learned two things:

1. You play the game to win, not too avoid losing.

2. Belief and a good support system will propel you forward.



Could they have gotten these three Super Bowl trophies without taking in those simple lessons?

Here's to a winning season, boys...and much thanks for renewing my belief in myself