Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

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

I have the most overactive brain of anyone that I know. I am thinking all the time constantly going over and over every conversation, every emotion, every thought, every relationship, every bite of every food, everything!!! Nothing goes on without me overthinking the crap out of it!!! I am not certain where this comes from …

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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 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 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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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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Here is where I am, anxiety-ridden without being able to describe the “why”. I feel it, and I know the feeling well. If you ask what I am anxious about I likely cannot tell you. What causes the anxiety is a tornado of thoughts and emotions all at once, therefore to identify the ONE thing …

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