Most people would say that they think the year begins January 1st ... then there would be other theories on when was the beginning of time? I'm reading around on faith, inspiration and wonderful things to know or to learn more about ::.... the constant read-seeker of truth, wisdom, important things & knowledge aligned with my head, when art, photography and aesthetic eye candy. My sister, Diana, was here visiting a few weeks ago, and she had made a comment to me: "You are good with the eye, Jeannette." Being online and blogging, interacting with people regardless of anything other than what they click on their keyboard.
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I could say it is an eye for talented, classy, smart
people instead. One without the other would be like a hurricane without wild winds and ferocious rains. [ REF: 2 the nonstop Hurrican Irma, Jose, now Marie. My dad must be smiling down from heaven. Telling his cohorts [ Steve Jobs & Michael Jackson ] - the unlikeliest crew - that "He had to live with a Hurricane Marie for over 50 years! NOW, all of a sudden there's a big deal about nothing that he hadn't already plugged along with so many years. Yeah, my mom: Marie. 82 now and still going strong. When Wikipedia creates a "Hurricane Marie" page, they may consider a photo of my mom. Said with only the greatest affection and respect. Teacher of all things and showed me where I got my "stubborn as a mule gut feel and firm facial expression that is conveyed in my tone" from.
Now, we're well into the back side
of September 2017. Coasting towards Halloween and then Christmas, for the folks of a similar background (no bias or slur intended, only the deepest respect and admiration).
September sounds the horn that it is FALL
Time to get back to books, bells, friendships and extra-curricular pursuits. Most parents have, with super powered, human tenacity to make sure their kids get into school. Certainly, by then many will have been burnt out, frazzled beyond an electrocution, patience in the thinnest and finest fine line. Tackling them from outside and wrestling them to bed, would qualify any parent as an Olympian-of-back-to-school-fanfare! Trying to set a routine is just as hard for the parents as it is for the kids, because between jungling and giving with work to survive and have the energy of anyone half your age, with the smarts to act your age.
Hitting the FALL time means a lot of different things
Not bemoaning noticing that the days are gliding shorter, leaves are floating downward; there ARE some people that ADORE fall! The time of new beginnings: a new classroom, a new Teacher, a new team, a new group of classmates, friends to be made, friends from before cherished. The start of a new dance-figure skating-gymnastics-swimming-running-basketball-soccer year begins. That, and the social activities you sign up for to make this year even better than last year (and IT was GREAT!). They are all around the corner with new events, competitions, contests, clubs, creations, stories and memories so that you may look back at them with fondness for all the great things you were able to do in your youth.
Fall can hint an age
before it becomes consciously embraced. Where you have strove for gathering knowledge, maintained an edge for signs of change, an aesthetic eye, and wisdom worthy writings.
Time to make dreams come true
and create dreams to follow at a later time. Where did you think you'd be at 50? Did you even think about it? Honestly, I didn't. It just hit me: BWAMB! I turned 50 and not where I should be. That is the thought that has consumed me, deprived me of sleep and caused me anxiety. Well, that, and admitting that I have been the object of bullying in my workplace a number of time, just only now recognizing it for what it is. Adult bullying is much more sophisticated and rarely discussed. More commonly women against women.
Perhaps the beginnings of tackling a tough topic:
why are women so awful towards other women? I have had a draft sitting in my BLOG for probably 7 years, I'm just guessing. I was even doing research and asked people on QUORA.com [ which I love for answering questions; testing my knowledge; tracking acceptance of theories or experience; developing an expertise by others' acknowledgement not self-proclaim.
meanderingsABOUT quite possibly the best setting
to unravel the mystery that I've wondered about for so many years. Ask anyone, regardless of age or anything divisible: "Why do you think women get into such awful fights? Especially when being threatened as a daughter, sister, mother, wife, employee, entrepreneur ::... they really don't seem to like even the faintest empathy, only able to react quickly, decisively and devastatingly if you are on the receiving end.
Switching it up a bit
There are a lot of job postings out there ::.... a wonderful signal in recovery for an economy: challenging the status quo, setting higher goals, clearing up to define purpose, scramble things: I wrote this synopsis: "Re-purposed a failing signage/print hub by hiring the right team, defining new processes, eliminated wastage & overages that were eating away at the NET profitability." That's not the only thing I've done, but I'm thinking of switching up JOB DESCRIPTION on @LinkedIN +LinkedInCompanyPage to say it like it is: what did I accomplish during the time I was there, with the numbers still in my head.
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The FALL behind time
of the memories and past noise that you can re-hash in your head, over and over, especially at the witching time [a sign of Halloween perhaps?], between 1am and 3am, sometimes 4am; even by 5:30am when the shower goes on for my husband's day.
Feeling tired all the time
as the chill in the air descends into our bones, more defined as we age. Something else I never considered, being an active, energy nut like myself: my bones would start to crack when I stood up from kneeling in the garden or to pick something up. The anxiety about the future, becoming more and more clouded by Hurricane devastation and what I now dub my version of A1 or "Artificial Intelligence" is the most part the media, exceptions of BBC and CBC based on personal observation and perception: the FAKE MEDIA should just be called A1Media to signify "Artificial Intelligence" when a lie is exposed.
The sink falls out
and life goes on [ seriously, our garburator broke, and the sink fell apart when hubby was pulling it out to see what was wrong ]. Oh and the insurance adjustor comes over after over a year ago claim with a FAR LESS deductible (fodder for my +optioneerJM blog).
Writing settles me
exhumes the toxic influences that have seemed to be growing, now lessening because of the quality of my surroundings: who I affiliate with, blessed with friendship, superb family, associates, those I learn from, and even a few who may learn from me.
I hope you enjoy your FALL and consider it part of new beginnings ....
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