Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Contemplation That Started Off As a Joke, Has Now Changed My Life


 I recently took some time to contemplate where I am: career-wise, outside interest-wise, and personal life-wise. 

The coping skills I am working on are letting go of all the "to be" thinking, and focusing more on the "I am" thoughts. Basically, to live more in the moment, using the time and talents I have at hand, and stopping the frustrating type of striving to be something/someone else. 

Sharing the joy of humor and laughter wellness brings me to a place of confidence and satisfaction, and builds my resilience for when life and work are not funny. 

My goal now is to live within that purpose, understanding that I will always need a career path that supports me, but no longer defines me. 

That realization alone has changed my stress levels.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Just Keep Moving

 sunset requires notice

whether on fire, windswept, clouds that darken early,

sunset requires payment

evening rituals, meals, entertainment,

the goddess of night demands her due

in order to keep moving on

many hours left till dawn

sunrise requires notice

whether anticipation, dread, breathless un-named fear,

sunrise requires payment

daily rituals, work, remorseful thoughts,

the exchange of anxieties demand its due

in order to keep moving on


©2024 Noreen Braman