Doing Nothing Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be
After several days of lounging on the La-Z-Boy (which also doubles as my bed these days) I’ve come to the conclusion that a life of leisure is just not for me. Aside from cooking a couple of meals, feeding the cats (as if I could avoid that!), cleaning up after myself and emptying the sand boxes, very little has gotten done around here since my shoulder started making its unhappiness known and frankly, I’m getting bored of my own company. Taking the muscle relaxers as often as prescribed means that if I move around at all, I experience discomfort. Not excruciating pain, mind you, just constant, unrelenting discomfort which, frankly, gets old fast.
It hasn’t been all bad, as nothing ever is. The muscle relaxers have killed my appetite so, according to my scale, whose accuracy isn’t entirely trustworthy, I’ve dropped 8 pounds in the last couple of weeks. I’ve also learned to use the mouse with my left hand, a skill which is useful on many levels. But I’m sleeping far more than I’d like and thinking too much while doing too little. But in all honesty, just the realization is enough to get me to give myself the kick in the butt I need to stop letting a little bit of pain and discomfort defeat me and get on with my life. Gina Horkey has issued a pitching challenge and, up to now, I’ve offered every excuse in the book to avoid participating. That has to stop. I’ve done no writing in the last week or so. That, too, has to stop.
Leaps of Faith Come in Many Forms
The Universe has a way of challenging me in sometimes subtle ways, just to see if I’m paying attention. This time, it’s saying Do you really believe in the leap of faith you took nearly two years ago, or were you just looking for a reason to sit on your ass and do nothing? Time to walk the walk, Girlie. Shit or get off the pot and find a real job again, assuming someone would actually hire an alter kakker like you! OK, I didn’t say the Universe was always kind about it’s remonstrations. I truly have reached a crossroads from which I need to either choose to work my craft with intent or go back on someone else’s payroll (my stomach curdles just thinking about that!).
So today, I get my monthly bills paid, then do a google search to find some companies to pitch. I also try to spend some time using Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways course to get the re-write of Sasha’s Journey moving forward. And tomorrow, come hell or high water, I get this lazy tuchus of mine to the gym. After a nearly two week hiatus, it’s time to get my life back on track and start living that Leap of Faith I took too long ago to show no actual returns for the effort (ok aside from the $48 I earned from BlogMutt!).
You might wonder why I go to the effort of putting this all in my blog today. I’ve found that by writing my intentions down and sharing them, I psych myself up to do more and do better. There’s also the possibility that I’ll inspire someone else and if I do, that’s the cherry on top of my hot fudge sundae.
Happy Sunday, everyone. My gratitudes today are:
1. I am grateful that the pain in my shoulder has subsided into more of an annoyance, albeit constant.
2. I am grateful for my nurse kitties who have kept a constant vigil.
3. I am grateful that I’ve managed to make all of my dance nights, despite the recalcitrant shoulder.
4. I am grateful for the hope and inspiration I receive from my friends and acquaintances.
5. I am grateful for abundance: hope, inspiration, intention, motivation, love, joy, friendship, harmony, peace, prosperity and philanthropy.
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