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Sunday, August 23, 2009

She Is In Control of Her Life

Well, well now....what have we here? I'm in the middle of a relaxing day, prepping with Hubby for a neighbor/condo BBQ.....and I run across THIS from my friend over at TSM . It's quite list from a woman who is declaring that she is taking back her own life. Clearly, I admire her...for what she aspires to, for stating it without reservation, and for her ability to make me think. She and I have met only once in spite of the fact that she lives in the Portland area. We ate Indian food and gelato together....enjoyably. I think I need to develop my own list. I like her line in the post about this being "a list too deep to Tweet. Too personal to post on Facebook alone." She is so right. Twitter and Facebook are far too shallow of venues for something that is steering one's life. I love her depth, the breadth of her world, the taking back of her life -- without drama, guilt, feeling bad, any of that. Just plain old straight forward get-to-it-tiveness. We only go around once, folks.....unless you're of the Shirley MacLaine variety. Nonetheless, dream on, create on.

7 comments:

Breenlantern said...

I could have written that...she and I are clearly cut from the same cloth. And she has put into words what I have been struggling to say for some time now...

daveincleveland said...

hello from cleveland..i have started thinking this very same thing in the process of the last few years of my life i have gone full circle in friends and relationships and have started making the list as i am also tired of people using, and taking advantage of and not returning calls...time to take a stand and build a new life

Nathan said...

Love that! Thanks for posting it for us to read. And thanks for the hugs. Back at you :)

Stash said...

That was a great shot in the arm.

Thanks for posting it Arnie.

Mark in DE said...

It is great to see someone choose to be empowered rather than victimized. As cliche as it may sound, we are all in control of our own lives, even if we occasionally he hand the remote to others.

bridgeout said...

Thank you so much for linking to that post... I definitely need to claim several of those and make them my personal mantra!

TSM Oregon said...

I'm SO bummed that I just now got around to reading this. I was away on a road trip with sketchy internet at best and not able to really follow up or even approve my comments. What have I missed??? OH, apparently, quite a bit!

Thank you for the link and the encouragement. Much ado here, I tell ya. And one thing I'm ado is hug you BIG when I see you next! Which I plan to make sure is soon!!