Posts by: anna
I get a lot of stuff to read on line, from my own sources and what other folks share with me. This is something that was sent to me, but I’m afraid I don’t still have the proper author. If you’ve seen or read this elsewhere, please let me know and I’ll gladly give due credit. In the meantime, Here’s what I’ve copied: Resolutions, well-intentioned as they may be, don’t have the power that goals do. Goals are resolutions with their shoes on. Goal-setting is simply a process that anyone can use to bring about change, increase success, live purposefully, and put creativity to work. The first step is getting clear about what you want to accomplish. Amazing things can happen once you start clarifying. If you’ve never written down your goals, make time to do so soon. Take advantage of the natural energy that comes when embarking on a new year. My favorite method begins with making three lists (which can be added to as you get more ideas). In a notebook, set aside three pages. Label one To Have (a home overseas, a new business), another To Do (upskill, follow a program, take up photography), and the third To Be (happier, healthier, thinner, richer). List as many things as you can think of on each page. Breaking things down like this helps to clarify and focus your goals. Then look over your list and assign a rank to them as follows: A—Goals I really want to achieve B—Goals I want, but not as much C—Only if I have time and have completed my higher priorities This helps to prioritize your list. Now start with one of your A-list goals and ask yourself, “What do I already have that contributes to my goal?” Write down as many things...
Seems the more I do this the easier it will get. So even if it’s just to open this page and learn to use this tool correctly, it will be worth the time. I’m more interested in the font and style of this page than I am with what I’m writing. Once I actually have others reading this stuff, I’ll most likely write more interesting ideas. Listening to other programs gives me something to think about, to have an opinion of my own about things I’m hearing. Right now it’s about a Chief Justice. As I no longer believe in the myth of “justice”, the idea there’s someone who is chief among equals- HAH! is ludicrous to me. Eventually I’ll learn to add media to these posts. But not today,and certainly not now. Thanks in advance for your attention. Feel free to ask any question you may have on your mind. I’ll do my best to answer as credibly and accurately as possible. Next time, anna
A little late getting started this year, but it’s still winter, even if it is the first of March. Snow all over the place, but great neighbors helped with the hard part. Never had that happen before. so a special thanks to 2 very special folks. With the help of 2 other people, I’ll be doing my first seminar since the Mensa Group in 20 13. Thanks to you both! I literally could NOT have done it without you. Those of you who’ve seen my FB page saw I had a few predictions for 2015. I’ll post more on that in the coming days. Still reeling from yet another major set back. Writing under these circumstances is worse than writer’s block. Chocolate helps- so I had some…… 🙂 Maybe a bit of Moscato will help ease the jolting pain of this latest loss. Or maybe just taking the dogs for another walk would do the trick. I’m getting used to write this stream of consciences. Thanks for baring with me Should there actually be anyone reading this ( admin editor not withstanding! ) please feel free to ask any questions. I’m always better at answering than lecturing. That and Prognosticating. That’s it for tonight. More to come soon. anna
My trip to Never Never land seems to be at an end. I went down a huge hole after that damn rabbit and didn’t think I’d see blue sky again. Apparently, whatever was going to be gone is now gone, SO be it. I hope to be sharing more thoughts and ideas as time allows. The more work I get the more work I do. Which leads to more blog space. Feel free to ask any questions you may want me to cover here or elsewhere. I’ll be moving my “2015 Predictions” to this space and adding to it regularly. ( Now that I know how! Thanks to my tutor!)
never a place. And certainly never inside me. At this stage of my life I find I have to reinvent my self and all my belief systems. Not an easy thing to do at this stage. Perhaps that’s why I’m having such a hard time adjusting to this new segment of my life. And not liking it at all. Slowly, very slowly, I’m coming to terms with the new requirements. I don’t have to like them, I don’t have to approve. I don’t even have to want them. I just have to do it. Reanalyze loneliness. Reassess poverty. Realign expectations. Relearn gratefulness. Reassign productivity and direction. but most of all, accept what has changed. Being and then staying in a positive mindset is terribly difficult for me. I often feel I’m lying to myself, being unrealistic if even slightly optimistic. There’s truth and then there’s reality. And facts don’t always tell the whole story. So give yourself , and me, a break. It’s ok to be lonely. It’s ok to feel lost. It’s ok to make a mistake, as long as you make it right. Stay active. Sing! and love the one you’re with for as long as you have them with you.
Whatever. Soon it became as if we were one. What lies. But it worked, at least for a while. At least that’s what I told myself. Then it wasn’t an “us” any more. It took years to figure out what comes next. Not least of all forgiveness. Not for him, for myself. I”m still not there, but I am on my way. Just don’t get bogged down in/with “hope”. Rid yourself of that notion. After that, it really does get easier. Simpler. Less cluttered. Priorities are straightforward. Action, inaction, waiting. Helplessness, martyrdom, victimization, all become mere concepts, no longer a part of the whole. No longer in need of definition nor acceptance. Just being becomes Just being. Not good, not bad. Just is.
It might as well have. Broken hearts are not in fashion. People with them are not either. Just get over it. Move on. Get a Life. You don’t need Him/Her. The only trouble is, the heart’s still broken. It’s like wearing white before Labor Day, or orange anytime. It’s hard to breath, taking a breath is more trouble then it’s worth. Just to be numb would be a huge improvement. But you do. You do Breath. One breath follows the other. It’s automatic, you don’t have to think, you just do. It gets you to the next moment, the next breath. And like so many other things in this life, not thinking is the best way to get from here to there. Some times, the heart doesn’t heal. And living is worse then dying.
My cats taught me dignity in the face of adversity. My dogs taught me the true meaning of unconditional acceptance. My chickens taught me perseverance and it’s rewards. My ferrets taught me the need to play and what time for self really meant. My horses taught me contemplation and the joy of silence. My pigs taught me acceptance of what could not be changed. My bonsai taught me diligence and to appreciate changing beauty. My car, which I consider as sentient as any other life form, has taught me what it means to be reliable, and to be relied upon what all of them have taught me is what it means to BE a friend. These are the positive aspects of friendship I endeavor to bring to my human interactions. To little avail.
After all these years, a lot of traveling, loving a couple of people, owning lots of stuff, having my own businesses, lots of schooling and other forms of higher and lower education, nothing comes close to the education I’ve been able to glean from my pets – both the ones I have now and the ones I’ve shared my life with in the past. There is a closeness and comfort I get from having my pets beside me. They have helped me understand, giving, loving, unconditional acceptance, a new sense of time, devotion, and an uncanny ability to sleep at anytime of the day or night- which can be a true pleasure, and is far superior to drugs as a way to heal what may be ailing you. When My husband and I were still together we traveled in a huge RV, allowing me the pleasure of his company, the joy of being on the go, the ability to meet new people and experience new things and ideas, and not have to give up the comforts my pets afforded me. We traveled abroad as well, as I was fortunate enough to, at that time, have a long time room mate willing and able to take care of my companions. All that is gone, and I am rebuilding from scratch, very slowly I might add. When my life imploded I had a very difficult time discerning reality from fiction. Once again, my pets stood by me. They didn’t care if I was insane. They didn’t judge, and didn’t even give me a hard time on the days I couldn’t take them out. They slept. They stayed by me, no matter what. They still do – through good times and bad. So this is sort of a good time, at least for them. I am dealing with my insanity a bit better. Making some...