Question of the Day: What Is Your Greatest Struggle?

Question of the day.

What is your greatest struggle?

Is your struggle an internal struggle, a physical struggle, or maybe an attempt to achieve some goal? Or something else altogether?

I’m doing the Oprah-Deepak 21 day meditation, and there is quite a lot of focus on changing the choices we make, consciously, to break bad habits.

I would say that my biggest struggle right now is my weight. I lost a lot of weight, and it is creeping back on. I struggle to keep it off. I think some of the reason it’s creeping on is the med I take for rheumatoid arthritis. Weight gain is listed as a side effect. I haven’t gained a lot back, but about 12 lbs. I’m not happy about that at all. I am, however, trying to consciously make better choices about what I eat, to offset the tendency to hold on to weight caused, I believe by the med. I believe this because I’m not eating any differently than I did when I lost the weight.

I used to struggle with letting go of people who were toxic to me. I think I finally learned how to choose what I wanted for my own life, and keep people out of it who didn’t contribute to my happiness. I’ve also learned to choose people who are more similar to me, and remove the drama from my life. I think that drama can be addicting, the highs and lows. But after awhile, I just got sick of it. I once said to my writers group, that I didn’t understand how I can be so on top of my game in most areas of my life, so focused and know what I want, but make such bad decisions about the people I let into my life. No more. I’ve let go of a few people, male and female, that served no positive purpose in my life.

So tell me, what do you struggle with? Finding love, losing weight, letting go, achieving financial goals? I’m betting that for most of us, the internal struggles are much more difficult than the external.

As ever, love and light to all.

Question of the Day: What Is Your Sun Sign?

Question of the day

What is your sun sign?

I am an Aries, although being the last day of Aries puts me on the cusp and blends the Aries traits with some of Taurus. When I read the description, it’s pretty accurate about me. An astrology site I use for my daily horoscope ( http://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com ) says the following:

Strengths: Courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate

Weaknesses: Impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive, aggressive

I think these are accurate, though probably somewhat muddled by being on the cusp. I have some disagreement with them over some of the weaknesses, of course. I am impatient, but not particularly moody. I am only short-tempered when I am frustrated by something or someone. I am not very impulsive, now, though I was a bit moreso when I was younger and did a few things which now I feel lucky to have survived unscathed. I am aggressive, in some things, but I’m not sure that’s a weakness.

The strengths, well of course I’m all of those great things, lol.

This year as the sun goes into Aries the day after the vernal equinox, Mercury also goes retrograde. And we have a 2nd blue moon of 2018 in March. That all should be interesting.

So tell me what is your sign? Are the descriptions accurate for you or do you not see yourself at all in them? Leave me a comment, or write your own blog and link it back here.

As ever, love and light to all.

Question of the Day: Do You Swear?

Question of the day

Do you swear? If so, what words do you use, and when do you use them?

It’s been brought to my attention that I swear more than is necessary. I’ve been trying to break my habit, but it’s a hard one, at times, to break. I think I’m getting better, but that might be all in my mind.

I tend to say the f-bomb mostly. Sh*t is second. I took a FB quiz once on what is your favorite swear word, and mine came out the f-bomb and I think that is accurate. When I get exasperated I tend to say “unf*ckingbelievable”. I am a believer that sometimes no other word works. But I’m learning too, that sometimes another word does, and I should maybe apply a filter to my brain and mouth, and try to get more creative with my profanity vocabulary.  I.e., frigging can work in place of f*cking. So can freaking. Or what the frick. I could use the British word “bloody” and here in the US no one would think I was swearing. I’ve seen a suggestion to get a translator app, and use French swear words, because wth, then if you say “pardon my French” at least you are really speaking French. I suppose you could do that with any language and at least it might help curb my thoughtless swearing. I want to learn Italian, and it might come in useful, though I have a feeling their swear words are probably much more lovely to hear than the ones I use, and I wouldn’t feel like I was swearing.  Oh, maybe that’s a good thing!  There’s a book out too, called “Creative Cursing: A Mix and Match Profanity Generator.” I should probably ask for it for my birthday.

So tell me, are you a potty mouth like me, or have you found a better way to express your disgust, exasperation, dislike, incredulity, etc? Please let me know in a comment, or blog even, linked back here. Especially if you have some creative ideas for breaking the habit.

As always, love and light.

Question of the Day: What Are You Reading?

Question of the day

What book, or books, are you reading now? Do you like it? Electronic book reader or the real thing?

I love to read, but that being said, I don’t do nearly as much of it as I used to. I have a kindle, and have probably at least 20 books on it I haven’t read. I get the email from Bookbub every day and sometimes they have really good books on there for really cheap. Like, I bought People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn about a month ago. I’ll read it one of these days, it’s on the top of the list. The book I’m actually reading at the moment is A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake. I like it a lot! I love having the kindle for a couple reasons. I can take my whole library with me, don’t have to find shelf space for the books, and I am never without a new book. I used to panic if I finished a book and didn’t have a new one to start. The drawback to my having a kindle is that if I buy a book that I really want to read, I find myself reading 2 books, or more, at once, and that’s probably not a really good thing, because you tend to lose the continuity.

I just counted at least 25 books on the kindle that I have not read. Maybe I should stop reading Bookbub’s emails. Meh, no. Sometimes you just find a treasure.

So tell me, in a comment or a blog linked back here, what you’re reading. I’d love to have some suggestions to add to my library.

As always, love and light to everyone.