Friday, October 10, 2014


sometimes it's hard to stay on the trail.
and sometimes it's hard to know where the trail even is.
I am speaking metaphorically, of course...

It's been a rough (almost year) since moving here; in so many ways.
Not the least of which... is living on very little money.
We are fortunate; to have retirement funds to bolster us... and I know for lots of people these days; that is not the case. But last month, I made just over $300 in totality for the month... and that is a rough place to be in.
Then, there is the issue of working, working, working... and not really having time off... and not being able to afford to go anywhere even if we did take time off... which can be frustrating.
And again, I know several people personally; and millions globally... who are certainly worse off.
So I am not complaining.
What I am saying... is that sometimes, days are hard.
Sometimes, it's hard to be motivated.
Sometimes, you feel like you are merely treading water in a sea of ambivalence and despair.

And then there are the good days... and I strive for them all ... to be good days.
Days when I focus on the positive.
Days when I am thankful to just be...
And that is what I hope that you take away from my blog; my work; my life.
That it can all be good... and often is... if you look for it.

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
--Oscar Wilde