My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Questions 7. 8. and 9.

Question 7... Why do you blog? Blogging has filled a huge gap in my life. Since moving to this neighborhood, I have longed for a buddy. Now I have many. Lately, I have longed to read "good" news. Now, I do... several times a day...when I visit your blogs. It lifts my spirits.

Question 8.... Do you get regular exercise? No...but I have all the good intention in the world. Unfortunately, I have poor follow-through. I am working on that.

Question 9..Are you happy? If not, I should be. I have everything to be thankful for. At times, however, I am prone to feeling melancholy. It isn't truly sadness and is difficult to describe. (I think I may have inherited this state of mind from someone I love very much.) My best self-cure is to focus on the present, because the future terrifies me at times. When all else fails, the following words I find comforting...

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


  1. Great post Wendy.
    Love the quote. I'm enjoying learning more about you.

  2. I agree with Lori, I so enjoyed learning more about you. Have a great weekend....:-) Hugs

  3. I think sometimes that melancholy is inherited. I see it in some people who, like you, don't quite understand why they have it. And I have LOVED learning more about who you are. Isn't blogging fun? I'm going skydiving today, so I won't get a post up until late.

  4. Sometimes I think getting into blogging was a bad decision because there are times when blogging really bogs me down. Note, there is a difference between being bogged down and feeling bad and with blogging, when that happens to me and I'm a bit overwhelmed with all kinds of things to do but I know, if I don't get moving and work on reading the blogs I follow or subscribe to, I will get even more bogged down. That's probably caused because I subscribe and follow a whole lot of bloggers so it's my fault entirely that I don't pay more attention to keeping up with things. But once I get rolling, reading, the bogged down feeling lifts mainly due to reading the words of so many others and the sharing that takes place in that. I started blogging as a bit of an outlet for myself not thinking then how much I would and could learn -and love and laugh too -while reading posts from others.