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Making Life Lemonade

“When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade.”

The past few weeks have been very interesting.  My professional life is changing somewhat, but it’s all happening in such a way that I’m more certain than ever that there is a higher power watching over me.

Some might argue that’s they aren’t signs, that there are no coincidences, that there is no divine intervention.  I beg to differ.  I think someone is watching out for us.  I’m not going to speculate and say it’s one entity or another.  It doesn’t matter.  What matters is that we have to keep our eyes open to see the path we’re supposed to take.

So when life hands you lemons, make some life lemonade!

Holiday Blues

I love the holiday season.  It just seems like the holidays bring forth a wave of stress that makes staying positive a tricky thing.

I don’t have a big family–there are four of us, and then some friends–and everyone lives in the same city.  We don’t have to travel or deal with airports.  We live in sunny Southern California, so the weather is not a huge deal.

For me, the holidays are a time when people are nicer to each other than usual, and the “days are merry and bright.”

But sometimes life gets in the way.  Sometimes you feel like you’re falling short of expectations, or that you’re a “day late and a dollar short.”

I was listening to the radio last night on my way home.  Delilah, the love song guru, is playing all holiday music from now until Christmas, so I tuned in because I happen to like holiday music.  She was talking about how it doesn’t pay to worry.  No gains are made from worrying.  You must continue to move forward.

So while that may be a lot harder to do in practice, it really is the only way to go.  Chin up, keep calm and carry on…and all that.

The Cheat: Battling Writer’s Block with Scheduled Posts

I have tons of recaps from previous seasons of American Horror Story, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who that I’ve never shared on my blog.  I started scheduling some to post, and it hit me that I was lucky that I had them because my brain is so tired that I’m not sure what kind of blog posts I could create right now.

My brain is exhausted, and that has crushed my creativity.

However, the desire to write is strong, so the trick is managing time to write.  If you make time, writing will come.

I was at a panel at Comic Con and it was mentioned that Benicio del Toro spends his mornings writing and his afternoons working.  I think this is the perfect balance. Of course, the first step is to get rich enough to be able to support myself so that this could be a reality.  I’m working on it.

In fact, that’s probably why I am so tired lately.

Too Early to Stress About Comic Con?

It’s only January and I’m  wondering what’s going to happen at SDCC this year.  Badge prices have increased, and the ever-changing maze to purchase badges has added a whole new series of hoops to jump through.  Will I get in?  Will my family get in?  Will my people get in?  Will I be stuck wandering the Gaslamp without a badge? 

It’s only January, and I’m already stressed about SDCC.

Silver lining: You don’t need a badge to donate blood.  And the San Diego Blood Bank has all the True Blood goodies I need. 🙂