One of the problems with having ADHD, especially when you are not medicated, is that you have many glorious ideas, but little focus to put forth getting them to become reality. My mind is always bouncing from one thought to another, and it rarely stays in the same place for long. That being said, I’ve come up with a writing exercise that I think I might enjoy enough to actually get it done (emphasis on *might*).
One of my favorite television shows is Sex and the City, partially because of the characters, and the other part because it takes place in my favorite city, Manhattan. In each episode, Carrie, the main character, asks a question that she then researches and writes about for a newspaper column. As the show, based on the book Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell, has been around for 20 years now, I thought it might be fun to address these same questions now. Granted, I am not a young, up-and-coming anything living in NYC, but that doesn’t mean I cannot have fun expressing my thoughts on the matter. Also, my husband J will be throwing his two cents in now and then.
So, here and there, I will be throwing in these writing exercises, more for me than anything else, and we shall see how it goes. I’m actually looking forward to getting started.
It has been over a year since my last post. Why is that? Well, it could be due to our move to Kentucky and all the life changes that have gone with that, it could be due to issues with my health and diet that I just do not care to share. All of the things that have gone on in the last year are things that would be great to write about, but someone gets hurt no matter which side I write towards.
My thoughts, feelings, and opinions matter to a few people, albeit not many, but those few are dear to me and to write anything that would make them uncomfortable…it just isn’t me. I had hoped to use this space to sort out how I felt about things, but that is when I realized that people I care about read it, and if I write something, that is just a thought, but a thought in the wrong direction, it could sew seeds of doubt and mistrust.
Where does this leave me? Skipping this last year of my life and starting with what is going on currently. I may actually start using this space to write out the chapters of a book I’m working on, just to get it out there; motivating me to write more.
Regardless, I’m back. I hope this year has been good for you as it has been for me.
Do I have one?
I read this in my devotional this morning:
To find joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries.
This really hit home with another book I am currently reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I’ll provide a review when I finish it. Hal talks about having a reason to get up in the morning, ones raison d’être if you will. He says that you can have more than one, but you have at least one, and to be honest, I am at a loss to figure out what mine is. I mean I can go with the basic one he states, to be the best me I can be, but I just feel that there is more to it, at least for me. Continue reading
Enough talk, it’s time to see some action!
I have spent the last several months reading everything I have been able to get my hands on, and watching documentary after documentary. I’ve been up and down on the emotional roller coaster, yet again, with how I’m so sick and tired of not getting everything I need from the medical field, but even more so about how industries with enough money can influence what we hear from the government on things that really matter. *sigh* I’m not going to go into a rant here, on this, I promise, at least not this post. Continue reading
Do your actions line up with your words?
Gandhi is credited with saying “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”, and although I did not personally hear him say it, I have never questioned its authenticity. Gandhi lived his entire life in a way that actually brought about change. But what does it actually mean to ‘be the change’? How is it even applicable in this day and age? The answer to this can be found in another quote from Gandhi, “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” Continue reading
is the first step in the right direction
I have too much stuff, I’ve already admitted that I like having my stuff, and I know that my husband would be much happier living in a place where we only had the stuff we need. So I’m doing what I can to deal with my attachments to these things, and really work on getting rid of stuff. Continue reading
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
Years ago, when I first heard Michael Jackson sing these words, I only thought I understood them. I was twenty-two at the time, and really didn’t get it, how could I? I hadn’t been raised to have a Global mindset. I feel, that at least for many of us, we cannot truly see past our circles, be it our family circle, our circle of friends, our work friends circle, and/or our neighborhood. We know the world is out there, and that there are lots of other people in it, but our day-to-day thoughts are in the area around us, and with the people close to our hearts. Now, I know there are people who are global minded, for good and for bad; I’m speaking about those of us who rarely give thought to how our actions are more than mere drops in a bucket. We rarely consider that the bucket actually overflows into a river that influences more than just our families and neighborhoods. Continue reading