I ran across the Wordpress challenge the other day about committing to write for 20 days and the first dive into it is just free style and unleash the beast.
For 20 minutes.
very close to me is going through a hard time and is totally into her
sorrow and grief. I have offered some suggestions narrowing in on do
what you love, rekindle your hobbies, find some new ones etc. etc. etc.
The usual babble from someone who is outside the horror of a broken
it made me wonder about my own hobbies and how it seems I have
abandoned all of them except reading! And sometimes I feel like I am
reading my life away. That the events of today are marching by as I
immerse myself into escapism!
suppose I abandoned this blog for various reasons. It was not so much
fun anymore with the advent of Facebook and the easier access to an
audience of friends. But it is not writing!
maybe I just thought a blog is too self absorbed and narcissistic. But
the truth being I felt I had just become boring and spent. I no longer
have a job, my husband retired and subsequently so did I. No more Bucket
stories nor Elvis World anecdotes. No longer had much out side
I have so much happening to me right now. I have abandoned the mid-west
(almost) and the northern south for the boredom of endless sunshine in
Florida not to mention the monotony of an endless vacation, for the
am officially a snow bird and trailer trash at the same time! And to
make matters worse, since my husband was able to retire from the
railroad at a (very) relatively early age, we are the youngest by at
least 10 years of everyone in the Retirement park!! Yikes.
my mother has passed away making me officially an orphan. At least that
is how it feels most the time. It is amazing what happens when the glue
that holds an extended family together is gone! I shudder to think that
I will only see my cousins at funerals - which in time, probably
shortly, will be our funerals.
have a dog more or less. He is staying in the house while we are
frolicking in Florida with my daughter while she house sits. After all
it is her dog, But I have many Jax stories!
have realized that my feelings and emotions and my understanding of
things have changed a lot since entering the hallowed halls of
retirement - old school - the new "old fogies" - the new assortment of scoffers who say "Back in the day...." or ... "when I was your age.....". Oh lord, its rich though. I wonder what will not only pop out of my newly unfiltered mouth, I like to borrow my Aunts saying "I just tell it like it is"....and see where it might take me if I stick with this 20 day rejuvenating my writing.
Just tap post..... Oh hell, it won't post. WTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!