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?
I can't think of anything I'm pumped about except making my last car payment next month. :)
I'm glad you are feeling better and that so many things are going ok in your life.
Thanks, Cassie! One of the jobs might involve travel to Edmonton--you know how I love Canadians!
Yay for your last car payment!
Cheers for you Linda!
glad you're recovering from the Bells episode: those omega oils are amazing, I take Udo's choice (google him , fascinating guy!), so I can understand how your energy levels are improving.
I have a friend who's 55+, and here the city gyms give free membership if you're over 55, but he pays cos he refuses to tell them he's that age!!! Vain or what?
Hey hey! Glad the Bells Palsey is going away although I think it would have been hilarious in your comedy at ... that piece of video with Mike lifting your eyelid up and down had me peeing in my pants.
Corporate comedy sounds super fantastic and something you'd be GREAT at. Good for you. As for me, I am not pumped about anything right now. Waiting to find out if I am going to get my old job back. They had to re-test me, re-interview me, and re-stress me out with a decision. Other than that, it is the only prospect I have.
Do miss you and visit lots but haven't left comments (sorry) ... okay friend, TAKE CARE MISS LINDA!
OH (DOH) and HAPPY BIRTYHDAY!
I'll tell you what I'm pumped about...you writing again.
Here's what I can see you writing about..2 sisters (like you and lori biker) driving across country, ala thelma and louise. the biker bars they encounter, made one of them does stand up on the spot...the guys they meet....it would be a great book about the journey even though there has to be some purpose to the journey.
Fiction based on what you know.
Thanks, Anon! That's a great idea, and with Lori, God knows there's a laugh a minute. I don't write fiction, but you definitely gave me something to think about. There's enough fact there, so I wouldn't have to make up much. Hmmmm....
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