It’s really been a rough several months. I haven’t been writing here. Either my writing is offline, part of an eventual project waiting for the right ending, or else it’s therapeutic writing that really no-one else should see.
I’ve been personally challenged in a number of ways, and have learned several more *very* difficult but very valuable lessons. I’ve had to rearrange my priorities and go back to basics on some skills that I haven’t had to focus on in quite some time.
While I can’t get into the circumstances, I CAN jot down a few things that have lowered my stress level, improved my health, and helped me to accept and release things that I do not have the power to improve, heal or enhance.
Be calm. Be just as calm as you can, no matter what.
Do not get cornered. Do not allow yourself to be pushed into a defensive stance.
I’m really feeling it lately. I’ve gained a few pounds, and I’m having that “GAH” moment when I catch myself in the mirror. It seems to be progressing a little faster than it was before.
Putting it in perspective:
On one side, it’s only going to get worse, so I may as well start taking good care of myself now and making the most of it. According to this face morphing site, here’s what’s coming…
Where’s my vampire communion when I need it?
On the other side, it’s really so destructive and vain and silly to be concerned about it at all. Here’s an inspiration – watch this short video to see what a difference it can make to let all of that go: