Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bouncing Back

I have been reminded by readers and friends that I have not posted any blog writings for over a month. I apologize for not having written sooner. I guess there was not that much positive to write about, having experienced financial difficulties, disappointing behavior from potential roommates, overwhelming responsibilities regarding condo board issues, and general unhappiness.

There is glimmer of light at the end of this particular tunnel. I have a good potential roommate, if it works out, I think I have figured out a way to make some money to help offset my financial burdens at least temporarily, once again friends have come to my financial rescue and and the condo issues are resolved at this time.  All of that to say, everyone gets a little bogged down with life from time to time and naturally I am no exception.

I received a really nice email from a person who is presumably a new reader to my blog and he expressed how much he felt my writing has helped him get through some rough patches. This is the type of feedback that makes me feel  my writing is actually inspiring and helping another, especially at a time when I wasn't feeling so good about my life or where it is going.

This person who emailed me, commented about the fact that perhaps that whole ordeal with the "catfishing" had residual effects with respect to my ability and willingness to trust in others. Unfortunately that seems to be one of the saddest parts of those who would willingly mislead others ostensibly to make themselves feel better about their own lives at the cost of other's feelings.

As my friend Ruth has used as an analogy for my life, I am like one of those old fashioned punching bags, you remember, that have a clown painted on them. After being punched, it temporarily falls over, but it is weighted in the bottom and bounces right back up; I guess this time it just took me a little bit longer to bounce back up.

I am continuing to go to the RIC gym two days a week and I remain inspired by those surrounding me in that place. I think it is important to encircle one's self with positive energy, I feel that positivity is contagious and brings about greater outcomes in whatever you are attempting to accomplish.

We all get discouraged or overwhelmed by life sometimes but it is our ability to bounce back from these moments, that are a true measure of our resiliency and our resolve. Thank you to all who take the time to read my blog and to listen to me when I get a little down, you have no idea how much it means to me.

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