Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

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

I was pushed recently about why I think everything needs to mean something.  Why can’t something just “be” what it is without having meaning.  I have explored this thought for many months now since it was originally asked of me.  I find that life with meaning is far more valuable, at least to me, and …

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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 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 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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Day 7 prompt: Is your normal the same as someone else’s? Why? How do you separate the expectation? How does someone else’s normal inspire, intimidate or disappoint you? My answer: I like this prompt as much of what makes something normal is that it is what everyone else has, does or is. The very act …

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I like so many others are dealing in anxiety daily. It creates an angst that makes you want to run but what exactly is stirring inside of you and where you want to run cannot be identified. It is a whir of nervous energy that unlike excitement breeds a feeling of doom. It feels like …

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This moment in our lives when everything we thought “was” “is” we are faced with many questions about life and who we are. We walk around in this world in “roles” as defined: the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation When that assumed function or part is …

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I have sat silent out of respect for the massive amount of loss all around us. Sickness, death, solitude, and desperation are everywhere. We are scared, tired, hopeless and terrified. Time has lost all meaning; when does it end, how does it end…there are no answers. We have been given no choice but to sit, …

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