It’s been a crazy 2019 so far. A broken washing machine, an old water heater that I have repaired, a new battery in my “Beast”, extra expenses for these and other things. Never enough money for these ‘extras’. And I’ll finish off my seventh decade on earth in a few weeks (not young but younger than some). I’ve also begun taking heart meds as a precaution (my PCP is worried about my EKG readings and cholesterol).
And yet, I’m optimistic for the year.
Nina Simone popped into my head this morning ~
Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
Yeah, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, ooooooooh
And I’m feelin’ good
Love this song!
So, yeah, I’m optimistic and grateful. I’m rebooting, turning over a new leaf, starting anew, however you want to put it.
It’s not like this is the first time I’ve done this. Probably not the tenth. And it doesn’t get easier with practice. Too many failed restarts and botched ‘Grand Plans’ have made me leary of my abilities to change.
Now though, I am better informed as to my obstacles and strengths. ADHD, its symptoms and comorbidities were unknown and unrecognized in the past and I am learning how to deal with them.
Last July I started writing on Medium, right after my ADHD diagnosis. Being diagnosed was a life-changer. I’m not making near enough here to help much yet. But I pull in a few dollars more each month and I love writing. I need to write more and consistently to achieve more.
I also have some ideas on where to go on some social media and other sites to coordinate my creativity overall. These will require some brainstorming and maybe assistance once I figure out what I doing.
Things are getting interesting. But, if I allow myself to become too scattered, it could all blow up. I’ve done it before. Too many operations going, too much stress and I end up playing solitaire all day and probably taking ‘zombie’ meds.
It is dangerous to my health and creativity to overly focus on my financial problems.
Organic growth is the key to my future. Slow and easy, like the “birds flyin’ high”.
Thank you. ~ Dana Sanford 3/2/2019
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