The Choice

I am exhausted.

I pause to take a good look into the mirror and examine why.

Why have a stopped reading my blogs? I read only the news these days.

Why am I usually feeling angst, anger, frustration and fear? I read only the news these days.

Why am I tired and distracted? I read only the news these days.

Why have I started feeling defeated and depressed? I read only the news these days.

Why do I only read the news these days? Because I’ve allowed the fear and alarm that is being spewed every single moment to enter into my psyche and alter my thoughts, dreams and values.

I have a choice. I can choose to continue down the slope I’m on and into a bad spiral, or I can choose to make another choice.

This morning for the first morning in recent memory, I chose to start my day by starting a book I’ve been wanting to read. I got my coffee, spinach smoothie and plain oatmeal and read as I consumed my daily breakfast.  By no coincidence the book I started today is appropriately named The Choice  by Dr. Edith Eva Egar.

My day started better. I read, I thought and I felt better. I blog to share, but I also blog to reinforce. Reinforce, inside of me, the better choice I just made.

I am better equipped to help myself, my family, my friends, my community, my country and my world if I put my oxygen mask on first. My oxygen is positivity and the good that still really does surround me. Through that I can find light.

Hope

This guy is raising the bar higher every day. We all will benefit from his just being part of this democratic primary.

He has gone from someone I watched out of curiosity to someone who has my support. I made my first campaign contribution to any candidate this election cycle by donating to him just before the end of the first quarter. Today I bought his book.

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg

Reading List

In August The Better Half and I will attend Brian Buffini’s Mastermind Summit. This is an event we attend together annually for two and one half days. It is a bonding time for us to set goals, grow, think and learn. We find inspiration from not only the presenters but the attendees and each other.

In preparation I will begin reading prior to the event. Two of the recommended books authors will be presenting. Much of the material we receive will have been inspired by these three books. Besides now that Ru Paul’s drag race is over reading will give me evening activities.

Reading materials

Reading materials

Time for me to learn and for Fearsome to grow.

One thing we learned from Ru Paul’s newly crowned winner and the next drag superstar, Bob The Drag Queen, is always…always enter Beard First!