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Meeting people…real life and online…does it matter?

Sometimes in life someone comes into your life at the most unexpected time and place and they make things so clear to you. They know your soul they know what you need even though you just met them. What makes me smile even more is that people I have never met have become more interesting to me and more real than anyone else I’ve met in person. It’s like the universe has a way of bringing the like-minded people, you need, to you one way or another. Now, I know there are some that are skeptical and are negative about meeting people online, etc. and I admit that I was one of the pessimists for a very long time. However, over the last year and into this new year, I have met people who have been more sincere and honest and that is something I have not had in a long time. I can spend time with my current friends and family, can spend hours talking, laughing, but these same people, I’ve observed their actions and what they say, they are not genuine. I feel sad for these people because it must be so hard to live a lie for 24 hours a day.

I’ve had people laugh and say most people online are just saying things you want to hear, however doesn’t the same thing go for people in real life? There are lots of people who are not authentic and will tell you what you want to hear then turn around and say the most awful things as soon as you turn your back. My logic says, the people I’ve met online don’t have a reason to put up fronts, they are genuine because that is all they have. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some wonderful people who I talk to and share my life as they share theirs with me. I don’t believe there is much of a difference between meeting someone on the street and meeting someone from behind the keyboard and a screen.

As I’m getting ready, mentally and emotionally, for my travels I find more and more opportunities and positivity towards me. Encouragement to follow my dreams and enjoy my passions. For those that are reading this, I welcome you into my world and I appreciate the time you took to read my writing and my creations. Although I have not met you all I cannot help but feel we are all connected in some way. I know that this is a kind and beautiful world, you just have to be open to it in any form it comes to you.

Much love to you all and may you all have an uplifting day!

Dancing On Blades

You’ve formed friendships with the evil ones
And you dance in the Devil’s facade

I wish you well in your endeavours
But get out before it gets hot

I cannot sway you to do the right thing
For that’s not what I am to do

I can only watch you self destruct
I cry hoping you’ll make it through

I hope you stop dancing on blades
And stop listening to the evil one’s lies

Remember who you are, my friend
Don’t let your true self hide.

Transportation, flights and hotels…oh my!

In planning my destinations for my travels over the next 3 months, I came across an option at a hotel for a “Break-Up Party” where one can have alone or with friends. I think that this is the most GENIUS idea I have ever discovered! Apparently, you can have clothes modelled for you, a bartender, massage, mani-pedi, a cart of ice cream and a basket of chocolate…right in the comforts of your own hotel room; they will also send a limo to get you to and from anywhere you want to go! Now, for someone like me, who is looking to start over, I thought this would be an ideal way to celebrate new beginnings. The first email I received today was from the hotel manager and their concierge showing me all the different options available. I am so excited, so maybe I’ll come back from my first destination relaxed, refreshed and possibly 5-10 pounds heavier. Hmmmm…

My first destination will be in the Windy City of Chicago. I haven’t been there since I was a child visiting my family. Today, I’ll be coordinating my itinerary to all the places I want to see…and YES that also includes seeing the Harpo Studios. Gotta see where Oprah did her show, thank goodness I’m not actually ON the show, although, I would have a LOT to say.

Today, will be filled with finalizing trip details and radio episode preparations…well, after a cup of coffee..or maybe 3…

My silence…

My silence is not a weapon
Nor venom nor filled with hate
My seclusion is my protection
To which no one will ever relate
My calmness is not an attack
To hurt you nor make you cry
My pensive is not argumentative
To destroy you nor tell a lie
I have peace in my soul
And relief in my heart
Because I know what I must do
I must gracefully decline this dance upon minds
As I’m closing my eyes, I exhale
I think it’s the time for us to move on
I go down my path that’s not certain
But to my dreams is where I must run.

Nothin’ and No One is gonna break my stride

I had a great day, had a successful appointment with my doctor and despite the news about the flus and such, he has given me relief knowing that he said, “Just use common sense and hygiene and you will be fine.” It was kind of funny how I had to wear a mask to cover my face because I DIDN’T get the flu shot, they said it was for my protection, which in retrospect, I would have to agree with! There were some people that came into the clinic coughing freely, not covering their mouths, sniffling and they didn’t put their masks on until they were TOLD to. I have to wonder what the hell? Unfortunately, I guess people just do what the want to.

My day was full of errands and preparations, but the bonus was when the house was nice and quiet; the kids were sleeping soundly… I got to work on my radio show with such an amazing co-host! I really am quite lucky to have such a great support and mutual admiration for someone I’ve never met in person, but have messaged and talked on the phone with. It’s so nice to know that in general the world is a friendly place after all.

Our second radio episode was about New Year’s plans. We had some great callers and great conversation…a lot of laughter and some spiked drinks. Hahahaha

As I sit in my studio listening to the buzz of the furnace fan and think about my whole day, I can’t help but feel at peace knowing I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. I have found my voice, revived my passion for writing and have enjoyed this exciting ride and all the abundance it holds for me.

I hope only the best for you all, so keep smiling and look passed the obstacles, trials, betrayals and abandonments because your just rewards are there… it’s just getting ready to bloom.

Delayed Plans…

It seems as though I have hit my first bump in my travel plans “road”.  My region has had one of the coldest and most awful weather leaving people without power and heat for 72hrs.  A bad flu has claimed some lives in a city not far from my own, so these are definitely a time of trials.  The terrible weather conditions and health concerns have “pumped the brakes” on my plans.  I had planned on flying out this weekend but with the weather being so unpredictable, I do NOT want to risk getting stuck in an airport or deal the frustration of it all.

It all seems to work out when I look at the bigger picture.  I have an important doctor’s visit this Thursday and I also have my second radio broadcast Thursday night.  So my patience is being tested..Thanks Universe..haha.  A bit of seclusion and rest before the real action begins, well, that’s what I’m chalking it up as.

I had a great convo with one of my best friends this morning and it’s so nice to bounce ideas and take a personal inventory of my current place in life.  It’s nice to be able to be completely open about my feelings with someone who has no judgements.  In the end, we are looking to find peace, where we find it is ultimately up to us.

As I begin my day, at the ripe time of NOON, I can’t help but feel a sense of relief and my excitement about my projects have not wavered at all.  I’m gonna refer to this point in my life as the calm before the action.  Give my plans a little time to materialize…and away I go!

Hope everyone is having an amazing week!