As time goes by i feel less inclined to write. This will probably pass and is likely due to just being busy but i always feel guilty for not keeping up with others on here or contributing.I think distractions are also a huge factor- whenever i sit down to write, i see or think of a million other things i need to get to and then just never come back to the blogging.So, i’ll try to make this a “catch-up” post.
The last post was a simple poem and it was about all i had in me to give. It represented that still soft voice inside as well as the booming rebel yell externally. Re- reading it reminded me not only that i am not dead yet, but may still have another whole half of life left to go.
So what am i doing with that life? Well in the past month , since i wrote about the previous projects:
1.I have continued to work out and walk.This is still mostly before and after my weightlifting and on a treadmill but also have had a decent amount of out door time.
2.This past week was one of my annual “Staycations” when my case family goes away. Some years i have gone to the beach or elsewhere, but financially that wasn’t in the cards this year .Probably won’t be for a few years to come either but i don’t mind BECAUSE….
3. i have FINALLY made a down payment and obtained a loan to put up my little cabin in the woods. This has been a dream of mine for many years although until recently i thought it would be separate from my main property. After much consideration, i do have a small patch of woods that i can walk up to anytime that has been sitting there not being used since i moved here and it made more sense to develop something i could use year round and without wasting money on renting. So i present to you my new staycation hideaway
This will be delivered in August after the site prep has been done as well as a clearing a 14 foot wide pathway through the woods to get it up there . Once it’s in place i can begin planning the fun stuff like window boxes , exchangeable screen doors, lofts for sleeping on , etc. There is a rough fire pit too. I can imagine the evenings and nights i will spend up there with my grandkids, friends and alone in peace and relaxation!
4. I went to my first local bodybuilding show. It was very small and hopefully this organization will grow over time. It is an all natural show ( meaning they test for a huge list of no-no’s) and is more realistic for me ethically and physically.
5. I continue to work on the children’s book with the author and have picked up some commissions as well. I am doing may art as i please and in random spurts which is so much better for my peace of mind.
6. I continue to do my Tribal stuff and have most of my ducks in a row for our homecoming at White Top Mountain , Virginia, at the end of July. This will be our first gathering at our tribal origins. I have rented a tiny house for two nights in nearby Tennessee and will be doing the drive to and from solo.I look forward to the visual beauty of the area and spending time with my family.
There really is so much to write about but i wanted to keep it all short until i feel more sorted out. Too overwhelming when i start to think on things for very long. But I miss all of you on here and will endeavor to catch up with your posts as well.
Hugs and Namaste!