Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

Journal of a journey through life, true love and lessons learned along the way.

Day 28 prompt: Normal is defined by cultures, religions, experiences, and demographics. What part of your normal is defined by these outside sources? My answer: My normal is defined by my experiences mostly. I belong to a mixed culture that I admire and attempt to own however as I was not raised fully “in it” …

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Day 27 prompt: Brene Brown says, “Today I will choose courage over comfort.” What courageous thing are you doing in your own life? My answer: This is a great prompt today because courage can be found in the things we do that take effort. Things that go against “easy”, things that we have to “force”, …

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Day 26 prompt: How do you change your normal? Experiences? Role Models? Do you want to change it? Do you need to? How can you know these will change your normal for the better? Was there a time you sought or made a change that you realized was NOT for the better? My answer: I …

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Day 25 prompt: We perceive “normal” in the context of our own experiences. Someone who grew up with domestic abuse thinks that’s normal until someone who experienced a life without abuse shows you that the state you are in is not “normal”. What about your normal have you come to realize isn’t or wasn’t “normal”? …

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Day 24 prompt: My husband’s favorite saying is, “nothing ever goes smooth.” That’s his response to things outside his normal. What is your response to a disruption in your normal? My answer: I try to think through why something is not going right and the way to accept that fate is to believe in fate …

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Day 22 prompt: Gary Kiel (my super-handsome spouse) says normal is whatever is the middle in the group of people you are with at that moment. Normal resides in the middle of two extremes and can change based on the group dynamic. What group best defines your normal? My answer: This is a great prompt …

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Day 21 prompt: Michelle Obama said, “I was checking the boxes defining who I was supposed to be.” Are you checking boxes or living or striving or standing still? My answer: I am definitely checking the boxes because I have created a purpose-driven life that is defined by planning and then doing. In the last …

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