Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, December 21, 2009
Weekend Wrap - up - Moseying
Now what do I mean by moseying? I mean there were no shoulds, no list of things to buy, nada. I gave myself a totally free day to mosey wherever I felt like moseying, stopping wherever and whenever I wanted.
I did have a slight mission in mind. I wanted a pretty white blouse to wear New Year's Eve when I perform in the talent show.
Do you have any idea how freeing it is to mosey? No timetable to keep up with. Eat when you get hungry. Stop when you get tired. It's like being on vacation, but there aren't a gazillion sights to run around and see so you feel like your money's been well spent.
Now, I'm not a shopping person. Nor am I a "girlie girl." But Friday I had a blast trying on clothing. Probably because now that I've lost 48 pounds, everything I put on fits. And it looks pretty good as well. Macy's was having a huge, blowout sale. I couldn't believe the prices on some of the items. I'd been wearing a winter coat that is 5 years old and 3 or 4 sizes too big. I got me a beautiful down coat in a lovely tiel for more than 50 percent off.
We can't always take a complete day off from chores, responsibilities, writing, whatever it is we all feel we need to be doing. But I highly recommend a day of moseying. Try it. Trust me. You won't be sorry.