Category: Journal

#FirstWorldProblems, Meet Gratitude

I love this cartoon:   That poor individual on the right, that’s me. Yes, mindfulness and meditation has helped calm me a great deal, but I would be lying if I said I was 100% Zen 100% of the time. Boy, I would love to be calm and in the moment all the time. I’m […]

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Week of 1 May 2017 – Journal

Not much of a witty title, but honestly tired of trying to come up with a witty and catchy title for my journal entries. So, will just be dating them from now on. Lazy? Maybe. Do I care? No. I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of my journal writing will actually need to […]

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Rain & my mind

Give me any rainy day and I will give you nothing in return. I do manage to get out of bed, and if I happen to be off from the day job, I will get a workout in first thing in the morning. But anything else – zippy. My chronic depression is kept in check, […]

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One step at a time

I have to start writing here at work because the downtime will otherwise drive me crazy. It IS what drives me crazy most about this job. The perfect scenario would be for me to be able to go home once I complete whatever needs to be done for the day, or only work 6 am […]

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It is what it is

As I was getting ready to take a shower yesterday evening, I was thinking about life. A thought came to me: “I am 45 years old. I have, if I’m fortunate, another 45-50 or more years left on this planet.” And in that moment, I felt so small, so insignificant. And a bit scared. Just […]

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Back at it

Been gone awhile again. I have no excuses – I just haven’t been in the mood to write. Well, technically, to type. I’ve been doing well with my journaling, and I do enjoy it more than doing posts here. I think it’s the intimacy of it. It’s all truly just for me, and there’s no […]

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Reclaiming serenity

Been MIA these past couple of weeks because my mind was in a bad place. One thing I strive not to do here is do a whole lot of complaining/whining. While this is my online journal, it’s drag even for me to write when I’m in that frame of mind, let alone for anyone to […]

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Stressed out

Unrushed serenity is about slowing down, taking your time with each activity. I have problems with rushing – with anything. It stresses me out. Big time. For the longest time I felt like the oddball because it seemed like everyone around me was rushing, and simply accepting it as a part of life. Rushing to […]

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Definition of success

What is success? Merriam-Webster defines it as: a :  degree or measure of succeeding b :  favorable or desired outcome; also :  the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. The portion I like to go with is, “favorable or desired outcome”. I find it sad our society views it more as the second part, the attainment of […]

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Don’t bother with new year resolutions

  Want to do something drastic this new year? Something you may have never tried? Try this: Refuse to follow the crowd and forgo the new year’s resolutions. Why? Mainly because you’re setting yourself up for failure. How? Because the change(s) you want to institute are too broadly defined, you have a list of ten […]

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