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
Thursday, April 7, 2011
A-Z Challenge: F - First Things First
I have a list of things I want to accomplish each day. In the past, the list was a mile long. Now, there are six: exercise, blog, write, practice singing, practice piano, and do my knee exercises. The only ones that aren't absolutely mandatory are writing, singing, piano and blogging. If I am to remain a healthy person, I have to walk and do my knee stuff. But If I don't sing and write, I am miserable, so those are mandatory as well. Blogging is part of what I do as a writer, so that's kind of important as well. So, I do what feels most important in a given moment. I am finding that works.
Putting first things first helps keep the priorities where they need to be.