Smoking Cessation – Not an Easy Road

Today marks ninety-one days of not smoking cigarettes. It’s definitely not easy road to travel, but I know it’s for my ultimate good. I had rolled up over 150 days back in December, but an emotionally-charged event occurred in my life and I succumbed to the urge to pick up again. I smoked a packContinue reading “Smoking Cessation – Not an Easy Road”

100 Days of Writing – Day One Hundred

It’s taken me just over eleven months to get one hundred days of writing. As I look back over the ninety-nine posts, I’m reminded of on thing: impermanence. Things are always going to be changing in life and we must accept things that we don’t particularly like or understand along the path. So much hasContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day One Hundred”

100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Six

It was June of last year that I started my one-hundred days of writing. I planned on writing every day for those days. Here we are, nearly a year later and I’m just closing in on the hundredth day. It should be interesting to read back over what I’ve written this past year. If onlyContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Six”

100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Four

Radical acceptance…radical surrender…and lessons to be learned. I’ve read a lot about the process of “letting go” and although it seems simple, it’s definitely never easy. There are so many, some say most, things that are beyond our locus of control in this world. It seems this is especially true when it comes to otherContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Four”

100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Three

The world of emotions can be like a roller coaster ride with lots of ups and downs. But as a friend reminded me today, at least I have a roller coaster. This week of spring break has been a good time to relax and get a few things done around the house. While I didn’tContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Three”

Shared Reading: “The Point of No Return”

There are those points in our lives when we realize we cannot return to our former way of living. And while those times past can often come calling, we have to understand that staying in the present moment and moving forward are always going to be in our best interest. I struggle with this onContinue reading “Shared Reading: “The Point of No Return””

100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Two

Today, it’s just some random thoughts…no particular topic. It’s spring break again, and this one is quite different from the last. So many things have happened in this past year and times like this where I can reflect on it all are essential. I’ve been analyzing a lot of the events that have occurred thisContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Two”

100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety

There are those times when I can come up with some “big picture” thoughts about life. This past week, I had some such thoughts and share them now, for what they’re worth. So, what is my point, my “reason for living” in this world? Do I have a specific purpose or am I “just kindContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety”

100 Days of Writing – Day Eighty-Eight

My thoughts were flowing tonight as I wrote in my journal…and I share those words here. I am running myself ragged pondering all that my mind wants to understand. I look at the events of the past and then the present circumstances – things as they are – trying to understand it all. But thenContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eighty-Eight”

100 Days of Writing – Day Eighty-Seven

Hiatus from social media nearly done. The question is, do I really want to go back? It’s been a long while since I’ve visited social media websites. I decided for a myriad of reasons that a break from social media was appropriate for this year’s “doing without.” So beginning on Wednesday, February 22 of thisContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eighty-Seven”