Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

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

“There’s no hierarchy of pain. Suffering should not be ranked, because pain is not a contest. …by diminishing my problems, I was judging myself and everyone else whose problems I had placed lower down on the hierarchy of pain. You can’t get through your pain by diminishing it.” Lori Gottlieb “Maybe You Should Talk to …

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Silence. The word elicits a response regardless of the emotion. When said out loud in exclamation it will quiet a room. When said in a whisper it will quiet the brain. It is something we long for and in other times something we run from. It is a word, a state of being, an emotion, …

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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 19 prompt: Author Janet Mock noted, “None of us should reach for normal. Normal is so basic.” What is your opinion? My answer: Well this is a fun prompt. I am not sure how I feel about this as I have tried it so many ways and normal feels resolved, normal feels calm, normal …

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Day 17 prompt: How has your normal changed or are you living the life you experienced as a child? Re-creation or Recreation? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Tara Westover said, “There is a way you experience life as a child, and …

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Day 16 prompt: What is your level-set? Why? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Admittedly I do not like the way I originally wrote the prompt so I am revising as I rewrite it below. 🙂 Everyone’s normal is predicated on their …

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Day 11 prompt: How many variations of normal do you have in your life? For example today you may be happy or sad or ill – are they all “normal”? My answer: Interesting topic as it may be it about what is YOUR normal and my normal is obsession over diet and exercise and anxiety …

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Day 10 prompt: Is crisis normal for you? Are you creating crisis in your own life? In the lives of others? Are others creating crisis in your life? How do you begin to change that? My answer: Crisis is not normal for me. I am someone that has anxiety without crisis so to feed into …

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Day 9 prompt: People talk about the “new” normal. What was the “old” normal? Did that label ever fit you? My answer: Well once again I could not have known when I wrote this prompt that I would one day be answering it in a world where the “new” normal is a daily condition. My …

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Day 8 prompt: Is wanting control in every single aspect of our life normal? Control over every emotion, person, stressors, etc. that are in my life… My answer: I could not have known a year ago when writing this prompt journal that it would be put to the test in a pandemic that has taken …

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