Thoughtful Thursday – Super Grateful

thoughtfulI’ve had a pretty amazing week.

Also a very emotional one per my other posts this week.

It has also been the kind where I discovered things about my relationships with certain people. I’m sad to say I lost someone I thought was a friend, but several other friendships have been strengthened and I’m immensely grateful for them.

Two have been helping me try to get a job at a company I’ve been wanting to work at for several years now. The first time, I applied to a job that I wasn’t qualified for. The second, the position was canceled. I’m truly hoping that the third time is a match.

To the super friends that have listened to me rant this week about the one that turned out to be different than I thought, thanks for listening.

I have a lot of wonderful people in my life that I’m super thankful for.

And I’m sorry to anyone who was looking for this post yesterday. Thank you for your patience with me as I near the completion of a year of school that was heavier than I thought it would be. You’ve been super too.

R~

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Thoughtful Thursday – Checking Myself

thoughtfulI have had an amazing week and I’m immensely thankful for so many things!

It’s been such a long time since I truly felt valued between job loss, non-supportive people, and false friends.

This week, I received a letter from school saying I had made the Dean’s Honour List for last semester.

I have some potential job leads too, but that’s not all!

I got a bursary and might be getting another one. My insurance company reimbursed me for a payment. I also got a couple dollars in royalties!

I worked on the set for Blind at 17, a TV movie, last weekend and met some really wonderful people. It was my first time on a set! I briefly got to talk to one of the actors, who I was in a high school production of Jesus Christ Superstar with 21 years ago.

Now, some of this is stuff I’ve worked hard for like the Dean’s List. I’ve worked hard on my projects all year, even during the strike.

I applied for bursaries last semester and was rejected, but this semester they say I’m a candidate for some. I applied again this semester and I don’t know the rhyme or reason of why I was selected, but I’m really thankful because it made it a lot easier to pay for the school trip!

We did a career plan earlier this semester. One of the things on my list was keeping my grades up. Check. I have some other things I’ve been working hard on like getting a part-time job, so I’m hoping something happens there soon, but I’m so thankful things are starting to fall in place a bit as it’s been pretty hard for the last couple of years. Actually, it’s been pretty hard since about 2009.

I’m not going into all that, but suffice it to say that I’ve been waiting a really long time to have a really good week.

And that’s how life’s river flows today!
R~

Thoughtful Thursday – Making Time for Gratitude

thoughtfulIt can be hard in our busy lives to make time to be grateful. It’s in our best interests to slow down enough to do so because it helps you manage things like stress. And there’s tons to be stressed about in this world all the time.

Today is one of those days where it’s hard for me to feel thankful about anything.

I’m staying home to hopefully get over this cold and not pass it around the class. I was up late last night sneezing and blowing my raw nose. Ever notice how a runny nose starts to feel like lava on your skin? Yeah, that was me last night.

I really want my house to be nice. That’s part of the reason I’ve been painting it and gathering up anything I can sell. Progress on this is going so slowly it’s maddening.

I’m having one of those days. I seriously just wanted to write a letter to a friend with her extremely late Christmas card. Then I barely touch the table I’m writing on and my cup of cranberry juice spills all over me, my beige thin corduroy chair, and the floor. So now I guess I’m off to do laundry.

At least I found my glasses? Because they were hiding on the floor tucked just underneath the skirt of the cover.

Is this the universe telling me to slow down? I mean, I wasn’t doing much already. I was going through my bookshelves and organizing stuff. My next plan was food then working on my feature film.

Should I just go back to bed?

I mean, I can’t really because I need to do laundry now.

So what am I grateful for? At least I have a house even if it’s not what I would like it to be right now.

What are you thankful for today or this week?

And that’s how life’s river flows today.
R~

Why do I blog?

One of the great things about blogging is that you can use it to keep track of progress on your goals. In doing so, you may inspire others.

I hope my posts aren’t full of nonsense and blathering. I hope when people read about my journey as a writer and a human that something strikes a chord with them. Maybe they’ll be inspired to edit that manuscript that’s collecting dust and go on to inspire others. Maybe they’ll find the courage to keep fighting their demons.

We all have challenges.

I had a CT scan on Monday. Boy does iodine feel weird when they inject it. She told me I would feel like I was peeing myself. I decided to use the washroom beforehand to ensure I wouldn’t actually pee myself despite her assurance that no one had ever actually done so. The warm feeling was interesting. I felt blanketed in warmth from the inside. It began in my tummy and radiated outward. Weird. I didn’t feel like I had to pee or like I had a metal taste in my mouth, just that everything was very warm. Then I needed a moment after the test was done to calm down. I find it odd they need to put an i.v. in to inject the iodine. I also find a lot of medical tests weird in general. It felt like I was in “fight” mode. Is it really best to test someone while in fight/flight mode?

I have some book news! I’ve hired a cover designer and I’m super excited about it!!!

I’m puttering with a short horror piece. The working title is Northern Horror.

I want to thank everyone who follows my blog and twitter feed. Hopefully you’ll have some of my books to read soon.

Ciao,
R~