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Out With Expectation

This morning I was sitting in my chair in my little corner of my office, journaling. Sometimes I just randomly write down my thoughts and other times I puzzle through things that are bothering me. Today, it was the latter. I was trying to figure out why I’d been so frustrated and angry and disappointed and upset lately (yes, I know, I sound like I’ve just been a ton o’ fun, well, here’s a shocker: I haven’t). This morning I was going through all the things that I’d been promised, assured of, or even hoped for, that I knew were never going to happen. Yes, I was wallowing in self-pity, but I was upset. No, disappointed, because I’d gotten my hopes up for things that I knew just weren’t going to happen. Things that I’d now either have to figure out how to do myself (in some cases, a long shot but not impossible) or just give up on entirely. So then, I asked myself. If these were things that I cannot fix or change or build or adjust, if these things I wanted were outside my power to bring to fruition, did I want to sit here and let it make me miserable or did I want to figure out a way to move on from it. I was putting all my eggs in someone else’s basket waiting for them to do it for me instead of seeing what was […]

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Everyone Has a Mountain

My son came home from his karate class the other day and I asked him how it was. His response was a grumbly, “It was hard.” To which I replied, “And we all know you don’t like to do anything hard.” He looked at me, a little stunned by my bitchiness and I replied, “Well, you were practicing your violin today and […]

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Ignorant Assholes and Their Stupid Opinions

A headline on an online ezine goes like this: Game of Thrones star Lena Headey shows of HUGE back tattoo in bikini on Ibizan holiday. Actually, maybe I’ll just add the link for the entire article here: www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/487284/Game-Of-Thrones-star-Lena-Headey-shows-off-HUGE-back-tattoo-in-bikini-on-Ibizan-holiday Okay, so, feel free to read the article or not. It’s not that interesting, stating only that the actress has a back […]

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Naked Face

I have to swim in a swim meet next weekend and I am freaking out. Okay, wait a minute, let me rephrase that. I do not HAVE to do anything. I need to take ownership of this, of all that I do. Especially since, if you want me NOT to do something, all you have to do is try to […]

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