Return of the Squirrel

Wow has it been a month already?  I’ve been having my ups and downs but right now things are doing well for me and I wanted to come here and update everyone on how I was doing.

First I wanted to comment on something I was reflecting on, about how even though I haven’t been posting anything new for a while, all my old posts and struggles and stories are there on the web for people to search out and read.  And you have been!  I’m just thankfully surprised at the number of people who do read what I write, and I appreciate it and hope that you get something out of my personal story.  I hope that I have inspired someone – not because I’ve had any terrific victory or success, but mostly because I haven’t given up and I’m not going to give up.

My last posts were discussing my plans to seek talk-counseling therapy and how that was going for me.  My first attempt didn’t go so well, but I’m happy to say that I’m trying again and have an appointment to talk to someone coming up next Tuesday, and I’m really happy about it.

I’m at a point in my life where some seriously hard changes need to be made, and I need to take things seriously and try to grow up a little bit.  Just having a new job doesn’t fix all your problems, just like buying a chocolate bar doesn’t fix all your problems.  At least the chocolate bar tastes great!

My job is going pretty awesome, all things considered.  The swing shift is quiet, and I do get a lot of work done which I like.  I have a little time for myself too, and have been trying to do some on-line classes to fill the time.  I’ve always had a problem with on-line learning, having gone through the 4-year university program I’m very much used to a classroom setting and tend to have motivation issues when in an on-line only education setting.  But I’m trying… trying new things and retrying old ones.  Just the RIGHT old ones.

I’ll try to keep everyone more updated on my progress, and at least let you guys know how Tuesday goes.  Until then, I hope everyone is doing well.  For the moment, I am. =)

P. Squirrel out


Try something new!

Today I’m going to try something new.  That is to say, I’m going to try something old, but in a new way.  I’m going to try to post something original every day, whether it’s a thought, just a picture, the date, an ellipse . . . something!  Yes, the “Just For Today” posts are something that I really like to pass along, when I feel a strong connection to what I’ve read.  But something has been missing – the lack of original squirrel posts!!

Have I been busy?  Yes . . .  But there should be no excuses made, this site is more than just a place to re-post daily meditations; it’s supposed to be an outlet for my own daily meditations, a prompt to get me to think about how I am and where I am at.  And that has been sorely lacking.

So here’s a start!

Fat squirrel

Don’t mind me, just a hungry squirrel here . . .

Thanks to Jason Perlow for the squirrel picture – found by Google search.  Thank you! =)