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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running on About Moving on

Someday, you might reach a stage in life in which your biological balance is off at the same moment you hit the cement wall, where it is etched that no matter how much you love to write, finding a market for your talents will always be a chore—and this could happen while money is  tight, groceries prices are rising; your only daughter is scheduled to pack for college in a year and the tools (computer, camera) you depend on to get you through these nasty spells threaten you with expensive repairs—thereby provoking enough worry that you throw up your hands and apply for jobs—part-time jobs, full-time jobs, writing jobs and, sigh, jobs like the one that employed you for over twenty years.

But then, other things could happen.

For example, you could come face to face with a hummingbird,

or remember there is a writing project hovering on the horizon;

or realize—on a specific day, that even though you resorted to picking violets out of the lawn since you’ve written all you could for yourself and the house is clean and you don't want to go anywhere that could tempt you to spend money—that life resolves itself however it is supposed to, and it's likely you'll live to write about it which will make you happy especially if you do it overlooking a weed-free lawn.

And, for some odd reason this thought could trigger a reminder of two blog awards you forgot about, and, that you won a package in a blog contest that includes one of your all-time-favorite books, plus a DVD by the same name…

at which point you might offer:



a belated thank you to Robin at Your Daily Dose for the “Beautiful Blog" Award and “A Blog with Substance" Award because not only are you six weeks late in expressing your gratitude for these, but also for all the Thursdays on which she has featured you in her “Here’s to You” posts, in which she imbeds a YouTube video into her blog as a tribute to an essay you’ve written over the past week—

plus you could express:

a more current, but still tardy, thank you to Courtney at Southern Princess for running a contest in which you won a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird and a DVD of the same, you hope arrive in your mailbox soon because then, if you have another anxious period, you could stare at Gregory Peck,

and if all this were to occur, it might very well cause:

an improved outlook which inspires you to go window shopping at a place where an unexpected part-time job featuring cheese pops up (Who doesn't love a luscious gouda?) while you were pursuing another creative outlet that has potential to cover additional grocery costs, (more about this later) after which, possibly, just possibly, you would recognize that when life drags you below ground, all you can do is to inhale, exhale, and wait to float up again…because somehow, you always do.


10 comments:

Purple Cow said...

Congratulations for all your awards/wins...you deserve them because you write eloquently and have a poetic way of looking at life.

Good luck to your only daughter.

Hope the writing jobs start coming in soon...

Jayne said...

I know what mean, sometimes it is too easy to get bogged down in the nitty gritty, isn't it, but then other things 'do' happen, and when they do it is just grand. Congratulations on your recent win - how lovely to stare at Gregory Peck! And I love the last sentence - hooray for floating up again. :)

glnroz said...

you deserve even MORE awards...Keep at it , Keep at it, Keep at it.. see that was easy for me to say , wasn't it,,lol.. You will hit paydirt.. oh and thanx for the posts...

Helen Ginger said...

This was a lovely post of hope and the twists of life.

Congrats on the awards and your new job.

Helen

Robin said...

You are SO deserving of the awards and very welcome. I actually have more sitting on my personal backburner, too. When you have so many other things on the brain that is where they seem to end up. I figure that I have them written down and I will get around to them someday. *sigh* As for the rest, things will work out. Try visualizing what you want to already be true. That way you are in vibrational harmony with what you want. It can't hurt and can only help.

Ro Magnolia said...

Ahhh ... keep breathing Liza! Hopefully you float up again soon... and in the mean time, clearly you haven't lost either your sense of humour or your ability to write! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats on your awards and for writing a lovely post to remind ourselves that we will again float up again...

Jan Morrison said...

oh dear, do I know what you're on about! yep, I think I need a cheese job too. Trouble is I have a day job being a psychotherapist but ya know - no one goes to a therapist in the summer of a bad recession. No, they don't. they do other stuff but not that. So yikes!
Keep writing though. No matter what.
Jan Morrison

Catherine A. Winn said...

Congratulations on the awards and this was a very engaging post. We need nice reminders that things will get better now and then during discouraging times.

The Empress said...

Congrats , and note to the daytherapist above:

umm, now I feel bad b /c in this recession? I let everything go BUT the daytherapist.