Thursday, July 14, 2011

On Fire!

I wish I could have more days like this. Before the kids got up (well, before the two smaller ones got up; the 4 year old is an early bird), I had exercised, made chocolate chip oatmeal muffins, wrote a mission statement for a non-profit, did a bit of networking, and started researching a home-based business. WHOA! Okay, so it helps greatly that my husband is making a real effort to take on more responsibility around the house. It really is amazing what you can do when you are not completely bogged down by the everyday chores required in a house with three little kids. (Thanks, Ted, for man-ing up) Getting out of bed and getting a shower used to require some effort and planning. I hope that a new chapter in my life is beginning. One that is far more peaceful than the previous several years. Deaths, births, job gain, job loss, addiction, health problems, moving, gosh you name it, it's been a part of my life these days. I almost feel like a entire lifetime has been crammed into a few short years.

You really never know what a day will bring. Good, bad, mundane, I am learning to roll with the punches life has to offer. But I do ask the universe for a respite. I think I deserve that and a whole lot more. So here's to being on fire. I hope your day is getting off to a good start and that it is full of all you want it to be.

Since I'm getting all New Age-y and mushy, how do you deal with life's surprises and setbacks?


  1. Wow! That's more than some people get done all day! You're en fuego! Nice going, over there. As for your question, I would like to say that I take everything as it comes and am all zen and serene about it. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes the form of assuming the fetal position and wailing. One thing I've noticed is that life often isn't what I "expected" or even what I "wanted" and that there is a very great element of surrender and seeing where the path will lead. Scary. Also exciting. A 70-year old (practicing!) psychologist in my Sunday morning yoga class recently told me that anxiety and excitement are the same thing - it's your mindset that determines which it will be. I'm still mulling that over, but I think I like it.

  2. Patti-man - you are on fire! And writing a mission statement for a non-profit?? How awesome and productive is that?? Last, I think you know how I deal with life's surprises and setbacks...a nice bottle of vino! Cassie