Creative Cancer

cancerI really don’t pay much attention to my sign, but doing this exercise found it to be interesting. There are a couple of traits that I can identify with.  One trait of the cancer is being nosey.  I don’t consider this trait as being nosey at all, but am interested.  I find people fascinating.  I love to know their story, their interests, occupations, and the list goes on and on.  This is how I get to know them and find other people primarily fun and interesting. Continue reading

Spiritual Sagittarius

spiritual sagittariusMy birthday is in mid-December, which makes me a Sagittarius.

Although I was a child in the 70s, I was really too young to be into the zodiac. As a child, I would occasionally read my horoscope in the paper, but the predictions always seemed vague and random. For example, my horoscope for today says this: Continue reading

Could Not, Would Not

I don’t remember not being able to swim. This doesn’t mean that I could swim in deep water. It only means that I didn’t drown in a kiddy pool. My Aunt Judy claims that this is because she (a swim instructor) taught me to swim before I could even walk. Judy says this was called “drown proofing”. But, of course, this doesn’t mean I can remember that–but it might explain my natural confidence in the water.

As far as remembering the learning process, I do remember taking lessons at the local YMCA. I started in level 1-Polliwogs. I thought it was silly that some kids had to practice putting their faces in the water and blowing bubbles. Jumping up and down in the shallow water was fun. We called this “doing bobs” And I was seriously motivated to make it all the way through the levels… Polliwogs, Guppies, Minnows, Fish, Flying Fish, Sharks.

The only glitch in the process was diving. We all know that diving is NOT swimming. I believe that I got stuck somewhere in the level progression because I could not, would not do a back dive.  Continue reading

Always Moving Forward

If you could be any age, what would you pick?

Isn’t this such a “writer’s group” question? Well yeah. We sat down to get into it and discovered that you could look at the topic from a dozen different angles. Here are three alternatives that immediately popped into my head: Continue reading

Easier Said Than Done

simplifying lifeSimplifying my life now would take some heavy-duty work. I have no concerns about wanting to eliminate people from my life. There is not one person in my family or among my friends that I would want to live without. Continue reading

Simple As It Gets

simplifyWhen asked how I would simplify my life, I first need to think about the things that make it more complicated.  After identifying those items, I need to decide what the benefit is to changing that aspect. Continue reading

Simplifying is Boring and Overrated

simplifyingHow would I simplify my life?

I always feel that it would be a benefit to my sanity to simplify my life.  But, in reality, I don’t think I could handle or enjoy my chaotic life any other way.   Continue reading

OCD – Obsessive Collecting Disorder

collectingI am obsessed with collecting items, especially when they are part of a set.  I’m not sure where this obsession came from, but as an adult, it has definitely taken hold. Continue reading

Butterflies and Blue Santas

Does everybody have a favorite collection?  As I was growing creating a collection seemed to be a way of getting a child to have something constructive to do.  Today, of course, we know that most of our children don’t even think about collecting anything as they are too busy with their phones or video games. Continue reading