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
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Telling the Truth Tuesday - No more excuses
Or there was my weight. Obsessing about what I could and couldn't eat, how fat I was, making healthy choices about food--all of this took a lot of time and energy as well.
And then there are relationships--time with hubby, my son, hanging out with friends, family obligations--these things take time as well.
Well, now I'm about to turn 61. I'm thin (yup, been that way for a couple of years now)--no longer obsess about food. Relationships will not disappear, thank goodness. I simply need to prioritize my time. The caregiving needs are gone. No more parents to care for.
So I am out of excuses. If I don't write, something else is going on. I have every intention of prioritizing my days: exercise, write, practice singing. Those are my key to do's. The house gets cleaned by someone else. I do have to shop and cook, but my crock pot is my new best friend. Laundry can be done while I write--I just have to remember to shift a load from the washer to the dryer.
The emphasis of this blog will more than likely shift as I move into the energy of the new pieces. I will probably blog a bit about process. One of the books just might be a series of essays. Perhaps one or two will show up here first as a test run. We'll see how this all shakes out. It will be a journey, to be sure. Hope you'll come along.