An Unsticking Update and the TToT

the original post and the latest update

Ten Things of Thankful
The Unsticking I had begun in 2015, progressed throughout 2016. More recently in January of this year I updated it to reflect progress and to begin some new sub-goals toward my overall main goal of better integrating physical, intellectual, and social life goals. Make any sense? I hope so cuz it didn’t make much sense to me, but I’m gonna push publish anyhow because I do understand the spirit of it.

unnamedBack in January I put together an updated visionboard. That’s it on the left.

So let’s get going:

  1. Expand my practices both work and spiritual. On the work front, I managed to integrate my three work offices. I have left my group practice and opened a practice that is solely private. ONE practice. It was important to have a building with an elevator because I was no longer able to climb stairs after a car accident blew out several discs in my back causing a good deal of neurological damage.  I fell prey to the “startup blues.” I got a bit sketchy about feeling  I no longer have the net of a group practice and a regular paycheck. I have since contacted several friends and today created a post card to do a mailing for the purposes of networking. It will be ready later tonight. I am also trying to decide upon joining another friend in a writing project that he hopes will be financially lucrative. I have to think about it. I think I will do it in the long run but I have to finish some other things first. As far as all this stuff goes I have to learn to tolerate my anxiety.
  2. Health was a goal as well. Yesterday I got some test results and once again I have manged to put my head above water and take another breath. My hemo guy says and I quote…” You are a total rock star! Well on paper anyway…” Things (blood and glands) are good, better than they’ve been in years…Apparently all those holistic herbs, acupuncture and efforts to improve my overall health are paying off. Once again I must tolerate my anxiety as I am almost afraid to say it out loud. In keeping this goal I have to figure out some way to take time off , ways to stretch and progress my strengthening without aggravating my neurological or blood symptoms. I am working on ways to progress this goal in those directions.
  3. I am continuing to work on spiritual goals and besides searching for a practicing community, those will remain private. I am trying to be part of something bigger. This week I wrote my first letter to the request of the White House to tell your “disaster” stories about the Affordable Care Act. I basically wrote about what a “disaster” I thought the current administration was making of health care and how as  a working middle class American the current plan will once again leave me without affordable insurance. I’ve joined a group called Stronger Together. Find them on FB.
  4. JoulieIMG_20170316_180344 has grown on me and I love her very much. I am currently engaging the services of a dog walker as I am not able to walk any distances yet. But hey I am able to walk again! Very cool….

All those things are totally viable as TToT items and I’m sure I have many more.

unnamed-11-e1462409384457Also the cue of the week for the SSS Six Sentence Story…. is POINT

It’s a Repost!?

The only way I’m making it to the hop this week is with a repost. This was originally used for the cue “duck,” but it works for “tap” too!

Childhood Memories






She hollered the call, as she solidly cuffed his skull through the mop of hair that stood up on the back of his head.

Sliding into his vacant spot in the circle of first graders, she prayed for him to return her affection.unnamed-11-e1462409384457

I’m Grateful…TToT

Ten Things of ThankfulIn the world of what Clark of The Wakefield Doctrine would call a hypograt, I really enjoy snow. However on a week when I just paid for part of my transmission to be replaced, and I’m already nervous about being on my own without a net, the idea of an appointment cancelling blizzard this week is a mixed bag. I love a good blizzard. I also enjoy making ends meet and low levels of worry, stress and anxiety related to work.

Never the hypograt. Joulie.

My Mom celebrated her 87th birthday last Sunday. We had a surprise party. She had a great time with the kids, the grands and the great grands.

Acupuncture is helping me recover. I never thought it would be the treatment I would swear by…but it is, and I do.IMG_20170307_163513670

New and old friends, people who think I have good or bad taste in coffee mugs, breakfast with someone I hadn’t seen in a few years, a new treatment for a family member’s Parkinson’s, my Mom’s independence at 87 y.o., my new office, a slowly expanding caseload, lots….I have lots to be grateful about.