Thanks so much for your advice about my next writing project. As you know, I'm brilliant at telling other people what to do, but when it comes to my own life, sometimes I can't see the forest from the trees. I appreciate your taking the time to give your input, both here and on my Facebook page.
With this Bell's Palsy experience just about all behind me now, I feel the energies changing. My chiropractor/kinesiologist, Dr. Alex Bellinghausen, has me taking Vitamin B, zinc, Vitamin D and essentially fatty acids, and I really do feel an increased energy level. (I love that guy--totally recommend.) After lying low with the Bell's, I'm back to exercising. And I'm eating better--I even had an apple (!) a few minutes ago. Yikes, did hell freeze over?
Other exciting things happening... I have two hot job prospects on the radar screen, and I'm excited about them both. I should know more by the end of next week. Doesn't it always happen that nobody seems interested and then all at once, you're the prettiest girl at the party? Whoever makes an offer first gets me. I won't mention that "bird in hand" saying because that's disgusting.
What else... Because of the Bell's, I haven't done a bit of comedy since my show last month in August, but I'm just about ready to get back in the saddle. The downtime I've had in the past few weeks has allowed me to do some soul searching about where I am now and where I want to go. Like I always say, the Universe unfolds in divine order, and I've made a great connection with a Vegas headliner who does private coaching. We had a chance to talk last week at a meeting with a bunch of comics, and I think he can really help me break into corporate comedy. Although I love my filthy stuff, I have a lot of clean material and a strong corporate background--something that gives me an edge. Our first session is on Monday, and I am pumped!
So I think the next few months are going to be interesting. But don't worry--I'm not going to overextend myself. I'm finding ways of cutting back, beginning here at home. The last time I saw Dr. Alex, he told me about a patient who wasn't progressing at the rate she should. He asked what was going on in her personal life and she said that her adult children--and their children--came back to live with her. After he drilled her a bit, she realized that simply having them there translated to more work for her--more cooking, more cleaning, more laundry. She needed to set boundaries in order to regain her health.
Oh, yeah. I heard that loud and clear. I've been stepping back myself. Most of us feel like we need to make sure everyone is taken care of, but sometimes it's simply not our role or responsibility. If Mike thinks it's okay for his kids to spend so much time in front of the TV or computer screen, that's fine with me. I think it's a shame that his 11-year-old isn't taking piano lessons, considering his talent, but it's not my role to source out piano teachers. I'll do Mike's laundry, but he's in charge of his kids clothes. I've said this before about the kids' beds, and after a month or so, I
couldn't bear to have them sleep in dirty sheets and so I broke down.
This time I will be stronger...
It's a difficult position to be in because as his wife I want to help him, and I do--I love editing his stories and helping with the software application he's developing. But when it comes to doing stuff in the house, I have to draw the line somewhere. Wow, I wasn't going to get into that, but I have a psychic sense that there's a reader or two out there who needs to hear it, just as much as I need to reinforce it with myself.
Anyway, I'm excited about this energy shift I feel coming on. And Wednesday is my birthday--a great time for renewal. I always love birthdays, and now that I'll be 55, I can apply for my senior discount at Ross. Sweeeeet!!!
How about you? What are you pumped about?
What do you need to start saying "no" to?