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A Writer's Journey of a Secluded Mind


June 2015

Uh yeah… i write

i do. I also spend hours in my own head until I get the story right. Sadly i end up with more ideas and less written word. 

To be fair i really want to blame my muse, but that would be rather narcisistic of me. 

After all i am just one in 40,000. 


Exercise will not make me look like a Super Model

I hear that one more time I will scream.

You will look like a super model if you keep exercising.

Um, no I will not. I have genetics against me on that one. I am not 5’11” and no amount of exercise will get me to that height. I don’t know how many ‘fitness’ gurus I have listened to on social media or followed or talked to or accidently ran across. But I will never in a million years have the body to rival a Super Model.

What I will have is a shape made for me. Hopefully I can be happy with it. With exercise I will unfortunately get my ass back. Not everyone wants a big butt, but in order to loose weight and slim down, my butt firms up. It doesn’t match the fact that the top half of my body does not put on muscle. Yes slimming down will give me definition but that is it.

Genetics and diet and exercise regimen make the difference between how a person looks when they are at their fittest. Telling people, impressing upon young minds that through perseverance they will become this idealistic figure is wrong.  What the Public/Media figures need to say is that you will become, healthier and feel better all around through exercise. That not all shapes put on muscle well and that sometimes what you see in the fitness magazine is not what you will get.

Now that being said… Palease quit posting before and after pics where it really really looks like someone has been surgically altered. I’m sorry, but boobs are not naturally that round. Or high or perky…

I do appreciate the posts where you can 1: tell it is a real person, 2: see that the timeline they have given you is realistic.

I’m sorry I am a single mom. Unless I want to get 3 hours of sleep I do not have the time to exercise for 2 hours a day plus work plus travel plus be a parent. I do have time for a quick 20 minutes before my day starts and I can use part of my lunch. But by the time I am done for the night, I am done. Literally.

I in no way am against anyone saying ‘get in shape’ it will do you good.

It is simply the ‘super model’ comparisons that irritate me, and maybe hurt a little because I know the reality that I will never be that tall and in poor shape. If memory serves me, many of those models are underweight and not in shape. Don’t quote me. I could be wrong.


Share Your World 2015- Wk 24

Okay, so I have a few weeks to make up. And I will, but to get the ball rolling on Cee’s Share Your World

Here are your questions for this week

What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?  

I actually do not have one. I have yet to find one that I feel strongly about. Having worked where I have and do, I have strong feelings about how the inner workings of most charitable organizations run. Not that they are a bad thing, they are a very good thing. I just seem to lack empathy and a great passion for anything beyond the scope of my paycheck to paycheck struggle.

This is something to look into I guess. Maybe it may help me become a better person?

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?  

Blue, red, green. The darker colors I like. I actually like the darker colors.

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know)

Oh. I have no clue. ohhh…. Tyler Oakly, (spelling?); Will and RJ and Sean Michael. oh, great… There are so many more, I have tons of  authors I would love to meet… Do I have to choose?

List:  What are at least five places you’ve enjoyed visiting?

America Samoa (It’s pretty)
Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane ( I wanna go back and make a jump over to New Zealand)

Hmm.. Guess that was easier than I thought. 😀

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Okay, its a grateful, I just figured out the spacing on this program. That’s what HTML is for. lol 😀

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