3 Things Monday

1.  I’m a wreck.  I’m exhausted, stressed, and worn out in every area of my life.  

  • Emotionally
  • Physically
  • Relationships
  • Work
  • Spiritually

I dont know where to begin in getting my shit together but I am thankful that I am aware enough to know that I need to.  

2. My mom is sick.  She has Alzheimer’s and watching her go through this has humbled me and scared me in ways I never thought possible.

3. I’m 46 and single and all I can say about that is that when it comes to men I have absolutley no idea what I’m doing.  I attract the wrong type of men and then I try to fix them and save them and turn them into exactly what I think they should be.  For the love of God, this is at the top of the list.  No more saving or trying to fix anyone.  I have to fix me, work on me and basically all I can do for them is pray for them.

Happy Eclipse Day!!

August 4 2017


I’m going to just put this on repeat in my head until it sinks in.  I do not have to be in control of everything.  I don’t need to worry about all the why’s and when’s.  It’s all happening exactly as it should be in the right time.  
Have a great day!

Random


Live by example instead of preaching.

Don’t forget to pray.

Practice setting intentions for each day and then letting go of the outcomes. 

Learn how to tolerate the discomfort of others.  You are not the fixer.  Allow others to experience their own journeys even the painful ones. 

Feelings


Don’t forget to give the feelings that come from your heart some attention.  I think, we think our brain is a much more reliable source but as I get older I’m not so sure. 

Make feeling good a priority in your life.  Pay attention to what’s going on when you are feeling great so you can do it more often. 

We always get more of what we focus on!

April 4

  • Start small and repeat – best way to make changes
  • Hope really matters
  • “Life’s to short to be an asshole”. – Louis CK
  • Don’t apologize for who you are and what you love
  • Indulge in your curiosities 
  • Always trust your gut
  • It’s ok to let people down sometimes, your human

Let me fix that

If a man calls you a f***ing slut because you won’t see him anymore it is perfectly fine to cut all ties.

This is something that most all women know but that I am slowly learning at the ripe old age of 45.  When someone says something like that to me these are my first thoughts:

  • He’s just angry he doesn’t mean it
  • You have hurt him, what do you expect?
  • I feel so bad for him

Do you all see anything wrong with those thoughts?  Why am I just not furious?  Why do I feel bad for him?  It’s not normal.

I fall in love with men that “need” me.  They have problems. They have issues. They need me to fix it all and make it better.  You bet your happy ass I go in there on a mission and I will fix it all.  I will give away my time, my love, my money without a second thought.  

They will treat me like shit and I will try harder. I want so badly for them to be happy but their not.  It doesn’t matter what I do.  I keep trying and they keep being shitty and then at some point I stop.  I stop caring, giving and loving. 

When I stop they get pissed.  Now I am crazy or I don’t know how to forgive or their must be something wrong with me.  I should feel guilty for being such a massive bitch and leaving this guy and I do.  The guilt is big,  it really kills me.  I don’t want to be the cause of someone else’s pain.  I am the fixer, remember.  I do good not bad.  

I am currently on sabbatical from men because I suck at being in relationships.  I refuse to do it again until I know I can behave like the gown adult that I am. I need to learn boundaries and the word no or even better how about if I just mind my own fuucking business.  There is no need for me to run in and clean up a mess that someone else created.  

Here is the lesson.  These men don’t need me.  They have survived for years before I came along and they will be just fine without me.  In fact all of this bullshit about how badly they need me is just me feeding some vacant hole within myself.  

I want a partner.  I don’t want to be the parent or the fixer or any of that.  I want someone that can love me but also be just fine without me because they have a life and they love themselves.  

Attachment

Is it possible to want something or someone without placing the constricting bands of attachment on them and yourself?  How can we hold loosely?  As I have gotten older I have found that I want to be held loosely.  I no longer crave the crushing grip of a tight hold.  It doesn’t serve me anymore and I mean that in a physical and emotional sense.  If it’s to tight I will pull away instead of leaning in.

Does it mean it’s not love if you can look at the other person and say I will not allow attachment to govern my decisions so if you don’t choose me I will still be ok.  I feel like this makes the other person automatically think that you “don’t care enough”.  How can you not be hurt if I am not in your life?  “My life would be over if you were not in it” they will say.

I find that so unappealing.  Your life will be over?  Really?  I am the only good thing in your life?  You have nothing else?

Maybe it isn’t love or maybe its just a more mature kind of love.  Maybe I have not met the person that makes me feel as if my life would be over without them.  Honestly though I dont want that.  I love my life.  It is full and I am growing everyday.  I dont ever want anyone to have the power to come in and destroy all of that in one fell swoop.  I understand pain and hurt from the loss of a love but I dont understand total destruction.

I refuse to make someone my whole universe and I don’t want to be theirs.  I want a partner that has a beautiful full life that has nothing to do with me.  I want to know that they know how to be happy without me.  I want them to love that same thing about me.