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Monday Morning

My motto…

Everything happens for a reason.

You won’t be able to recognize it when you’re in the midst of turmoil but when it’s time for your lesson to be revealed you will gain that perspective.

Trust and believe you have the power and resolve to make it through and you most definitely will emerge victorious!

It has just barely crossed over that midnight threshold into what will soon become Monday morning and I still can’t seem to fall asleep. All I keep thinking about is how it is two full weeks into the New Year and I have yet to post an update.  Then I sign in and A) get disgusted at the fact that I haven’t posted since July, and B) can’t seem to figure out why (as per WordPress) my “stats are booming”. It amazes me that people are continuing to read my blog even without regular updates. I am humbled by it and extremely grateful, yet saddened by the truth of the matter that… you read because you can relate.

I hope to start posting a little more regularly, if I can reign in my concentration with staying focused on work and only work during work hours. Did I mention…work. Yeah, it kills most of the hours in my day. But I will try hard to get here on the weekend and make some time to post little tidbits and updates.

If you are wondering what has been going on….

Just imagine me as Julie Andrews twirling around on a grassy mountain singing about the hills being alive with the sound of music. Etc.

Yes, I’m twirling.

Happy 2018!

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Off The Cuff

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As much as I knew I would be here…today, the thoughts of what I want to say and need to say are jumping around like the bubbles in last night’s champagne.  So, in keeping it simple, I’ll just say…Happy New Year!  It’s the long awaited and eagerly anticipated 2017.

I haven’t been here in so long, not for any horrifying or unsettling reasons.  More so for a necessary mental respite from spewing the facts of my life.  As much as it was good for my soul and my growth, it also felt like it became an overwhelming (self inflicted) responsibility.  One I was semi prepared for yet not close to ready to take on.

Aside from the basics of my story, those specific details which have been dormant for a long time, there were a slew of other things – detached from the topic – that were going on simultaneously.  I needed to concentrate on those things without feeling guilty for not being present, with you.

Now that everything else I was dealing with is under control, I feel like I can come back and start teething again on this blog.  For those here that I got to know well, rest assured I’m safe.  It’s only day one of 2017, but I’m looking at it’s entirety in the palm of my hand and I’m bursting with excitement.

Health & Happiness to all of you this year and always.

XOXO

Flashback

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku
Poetry Prompt Challenge #80

This two word combo brought me right back to the 80’s.

This week’s prompt words are:  Style & Fresh

Back in the 80’s,
Your style was funky fresh,
Or it was straight whack.

This may not be a proper haiku but it was fun and a good laugh for Monday morning.

 

Missing You

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”― Dolly Parton

To some extent, that’s what happened during my unexpected two month hiatus from blogging. Since I am self employed, at the end of the day, everything falls into my lap. Luckily, work has been good. Busy. And that’s why I needed to concentrate moreso on work and a little less on my extracurricular activities.  Plus, there is a part of me that cringes just a little every time I sign in and see “Battered Wife Seeking Better Life”.  Blech.  So depressing.

That being said, I’ve been missing you. My blogging community, writing, and reading your work. I had some free time today and decided to catch up with my haiku family and do some writing. It’s hard to believe I ended on Challenge #71 and on Monday, Challenge #80 will be posted. When I sat down this morning, I wasn’t sure if I’d have the desire to write a haiku – let alone eight of them – but it is just like riding a bike.  I hope you enjoy.

Challenge #79 – Prompts: Crystal & Hope
Meditation helps,
Find hope for some, while others
Use healing crystals.

Challenge #78 – Prompts: Vast & Clear
Telescopic view,
Bringing us the vast heavens,
With great clarity.

Challenge #77 – Prompts: Year & New
Count down ten to one,
As the year begins anew,
We resolve to change.

Challenge #76 – Prompts: Sing & Day
The prescription said,
Sing daily to soothe your pain,
Just cover your ears.

Challenge #75 – Prompts: Charm & Look
Looks may draw you in,
Charm will keep you attentive,
Love will melt your heart.

Challenge #74 – Prompts: Cake & Wolf
The wolf in sheep’s clothes,
Seeking to devour your soul,
And finish with cake.

Challenge #73 – Prompts: Black & White
Those who only see,
Everything in black and white,
Miss out on rainbows.

Challenge #72 – Prompts: Life & Give
Behold the wonder,
Life given from another,
Taken for granted.

When I signed in today, I didn’t realize it’s been exactly two months since my last post.  Thank you, Ronovan, for saving my place.

Pheromonial Dance

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku
Prompt Challenge #64Tide & Flesh

Pheromonial Dance
The scent of his flesh,
Causes waves of emotion,
Desire takes hold.

The undercurrent,
Draws us towards each other,
As our flesh glistens.

Ravenous creatures,
Feeding on one another,
In streaming moonlight.

When the tide rolls out,
Nothing else to do but sleep,
Our bare skin embraced.