There are some ways I’m pretty patient. It’s mostly with people. Other ways I have very little patience. Waiting for someone to stop feeding me excuse my language, bullsh*t is one thing that’s really hard for me. Then there’s writing a novel, wooo-weee the patience required here is tough. The uncertainty is killer. Some days I’m like heck yes I’m going to finish this book this year! I think it’s ok to have confident days. Makes it much easier to endure. Then there’s days where I’m questioning whether I’ll ever be finished with it. Does that make me prefer to focus on projects that I can actually finish? Yes, yes it does.
I think what the point is though, is that I’m still invested in my writing. The slow process still counts as writing. I don’t want to just write one book and fizzle away. I want to write many books and touch the sky.
I like art. I like most mediums (some gorey things not so much). So what I’m saying is, I can’t even come close to agreeing that literature is the most interesting or significant form of expression. There’s too many creative ways to express yourself to appreciate only one medium. So I share this quote as a reminder that first, we don’t have to agree with every quote out there and second, let whatever piques your interest be you guide for a time. And then give yourself room to find new things or stick with your favorite.
Joy for the sake of joy is a simple but powerful way to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Bard the AI
Have you tried flavored honey? There’s a place I went to with the family that has all sorts of honey flavors! I’m talking honey mustard or dark chocolate honey, to your traditional Clove honey. My daughter lit up and asked if we could go honey tasting and of course I said yes. If it brings her joy, why not? So I walked over with her and a friend and between the three of us we must have tasted almost every single flavor! So we leave buzzing and excited about our day. I’d like to remember this day. We were so busy tasting we forgot to take pictures. And that’s how you know we were fully immersed in the experience.
Thank you Daughter for adding so much sweetness to my life, I’ll forever be grateful for your existence.
Tomorrow is mothers day! Just a reminder. I love my mama to the moon and back. When I was little I was stuck to her hip and I’m still very close to her. I’m so grateful to be blessed with a mama like mine.
I don’t listen to enough Jay-Z but I can appreciate these words for what they are right here. I do appreciate hope in most things. What is there if we don’t envision a better future for ourselves and our children and those to come. The root of my drive resides in hope (and faith and love). There was a time I lost hope but it wasn’t until I surrendered that things began to work in my favor. There’s a lot worth fighting for but there’s times when surrendering wins the battle. Those times are the times that we’ve grasped too tightly to the wheel, to our need for control. I took a course the other day called Stop the Bleed, and while we were practicing on the dummies we learned that we get tired very quickly while performing these life saving actions. That we have to delegate those around us to help us save lives. This isn’t about delegation though, it’s about being prepared to let those around you step in when it’s time, so that you can work together much longer than you would if you were alone. Learning to let go is scary but it truly can save lives (and I’m not just talking about stop the bleed here).
I think to create ones world in general takes courage. We are taught in so many ways that creation is outside of us. That creation resides in anything but the human soul. I think this diminishes our humanity. We were made in the image of God. We are holy and set apart. That doesn’t mean we create God but it does mean we can create great things, especially from within ourselves. It does get under my skin a little bit when people give away their power. But then again, I’m still learning my own.
“What I love most about rivers is You can’t step in the same river twice The water’s always changing, always flowing But people, I guess, can’t live like that We all must pay a price To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing What’s around the riverbend Waiting just around the riverbend
I look once more Just around the riverbend Beyond the shore Where the gulls fly free Don’t know what for What I dream, the day might send Just around the riverbend For me Coming for me
I feel it there beyond those trees Or right behind these waterfalls Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming? For a handsome sturdy husband Who builds handsome sturdy walls And never dreams that something might be coming Just around the riverbend Just around the riverbend
I look once more Just around the riverbend Beyond the shore Somewhere past the sea Don’t know what for Why do all my dreams extend Just around the riverbend? Just around the riverbend
Should I choose the smoothest course Steady as the beating drum? Should I marry Kocoum? Is all my dreaming at an end? Or do you still wait for me, dream giver Just around the riverbend?”
I needed this inspiration today! Don’t forget to think about your dreams.
I appreciate this song so much more as an adult. Having a million dreams simultaneously was normal as a child but people places and spaces sure do have it them to beat you down until you willingly live someone else’s dream. What’s strange is there’s enough here for everyone to live their best life. I hope this song inspires you to think about your dreams today a little bit more than you did yesterday.
I appreciate having some structure and order in my life. I also appreciate when things happen in a nice linear fashion, but we don’t always get those options. Time is an interesting thing. I like to think about Einstein’s theories on time and I like discussing time with people I feel comfortable around. It’s been a while since I’ve read up on them though. Just think people with near death experiences say how they see their life flash before their eyes seconds before the accident happens. It’s taken me thirty minutes just to think about what to write on this blog post.
Well, that’s an inviting way to think about research. I truly enjoy research. It lights my fire and helps me better understand the world around me. Research inspires me to read and write more than anything else ever has. Just set me free and let me explore all the books and articles I can get my greedy little hands on. Makes me wonder if maybe I should be finding a problem to research so I can have my curiosity back. Well, there’s always problems to solve and questions to ask but it’s figuring out the right that takes the most time.
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness
Human tenderness makes this world a better place. Helping littles learn something new, supporting the elderly, or just doing something selflessly because it matters to you, leaves a positive impact on those around you.