Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

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

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 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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Day 6 prompt: Contentment is a state of being but how does it relate to normal? Is “normal” having routines or is it simply being satisfied with our state of being at that moment? Is it wrong to long for contentment beyond this moment? Is this where lacking gratitude begins? My answer: This is a …

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Day 5 prompt: Why is normal even a “thing”? Does “normal” really exist? In what context have you used it in your life? My answer: Normal is how we describe life as it is agreed upon. Normal life is sleeping at night, working during the day, having a job, weekday, weekends, grocery shopping, cleaning, going …

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Day 4 prompt: What is the normal I am longing for? My answer: This one is easy. I long for a day that I am not ridden with anxiety that I cannot define. I long for a day that I end the day feeling inspired and not exhausted. I long for a day when I …

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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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