That Thing Again…

…Or The Places Where We Come Back To.

 

I didn’t realize it hasn’t been as long as I thought since I last posted. Fact of the matter is, I forgot I even HAVE a blog and I last remember updating in June.

It’s really been a rough several of months. I seem to keep saying that, but perhaps it’s because it keeps being true.

I am finding my self in a condition, in a place, I never imagined I would be in. It’s terrifying to me. I feel that every little thing is final, and indicative of something much larger, however my logical brain knows that can not really be the truth.

I also find it really, universally, unfair – because I never took anything for granted, I never felt myself above anything or anyone else’s circumstances.

I know, also, I can not move forward with that mind set. It isn’t a matter of what is right or fair or even HOW it happened or laying blame; it’s a matter of realizing where you are and making a decision rather you want to be there or not and what you have to do to change it.

Period.

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Come Back To Me…

…And listen to me rant a while.

Having that thing called Facebook is nothing short of exhausting. Removing the emotional obligation to be involved with actual friends with the never ending posts of break-ups and make-ups we all *must* be privy to and the psychological break-downs that are anything but, one must navigate the world of buzzwords, causes and politics.

It’s really not worth the payout.

This post is gonna be a long one…

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The Scariest Things…

..Are those which we hold inside.

I have had a lot of shit happen to me over my life – a lot of (maybe) negative shit that people sometimes say “I can’t believe that happened” – But, the truth is always stranger than fiction. Always.

I generally get over  (“find the good”), I have forgiven a LOT – I have forgiven things that would NEVER be on other people’s radar, ever (nor should they be).  I had a roof stolen.. no, seriously, ACTUALLY, let that sink in… I HAD A ROOF STOLEN – those are word that should ever be spoke, let alone be someone’s reality.
(I am sure, at some point, I did in fact write about this – I am not revisiting it now – if it exists, it’s likely under the ‘forgiveness’ tag) – this is not the current issue…

.. the issue is the thing I might hate you for….

….and I rarely use the term hate, and *never* lightly…

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Silence…

…and social media.

I don’t know why I haven’t written here.
Each day in my head I go over things to write here, things I think of, but I just can’t seem to get to the computer to type. In a way, I have been taking a bit of a technology break. It isn’t that I do not want to update, it is that I do not want to get on the internet.
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The Solo Traveler Blog….

…To Nod to Another…

I would like to tell you about a wonderful blog called The Solo Traveler blog. I happened upon this blog BECAUSE I am a solo traveler. In fact, before I happened upon this blog, I didn’t know “going it alone” was a “thing” – certainly not one that people sought! My solo travel all just *happened* or I didn’t give going alone a second thought!

If you travel alone, or are thinking about traveling alone, there are great stories and resources on this page and there are great articles on solo road trips as well, including this one.

If you are a seasoned solo traveler or looking to take your first trip alone, you may well find wonderful ideas and resources on that blog. I agree with a lot of her tip regarding a solo road trip, and I firmly echo the one about limiting your daily driving. She opts for 5 hours driving per day, I say 6 (same difference). There is value in limiting your daily drive time. I have had previous road trips hampered by people who just wanted to get there. I feel you simply you miss too much being hurried, trying to drive through the night, etc. For me, it has never been about just getting to a destination; the real joy is in the journey.

I have, in many previous post, listed my own advice and opinion on solo travel, but my opinions are just that and a reflection of what works for me. Other perspective is always a good thing. Hey! Isn’t that why we are all here blogging and reading anyway?

Letting Go…

…so you know what to hold on to.

To be honest, I don’t know what I want out of blogging. I just know I have a need to write that I try to ignore but I honestly can not.

Writing is a joy that needs discipline.

Perhaps I want the blog as a way of expecting something from myself. Perhaps I hope the blog will force me to tend to it, force me to write…

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Be A Real Person…

…because it beats the alternative.

Tonight’s post is again inspired by a blog post, but *this time* I will NOT be a “bad blogger” and I will site my source. It is here.

The article in question is an interesting one and one I agree with.

Zooey Deschanel is a lovely woman… I have not seen her show (shows?) but I know who she is and that she is lucky enough to have sung with Prince. That’s awesome. She’s beautiful and *cute* and my post is, in no way, in anyway derogatory toward her. I have hold no animosity toward her, I wish her the best.

Unfortunately, the above article made her the focus of a point (but I will not).

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