Well, it's been awhile since I've posted here. And in a way, that's good.
I've been busy, learning to live a life based on what feels good and not what I "should" do. The benefits? Incredible.
Rid of a frustrating, unprofitable, and crazy-making situation, I had time to clear my head--and my heart. Then something wonderful happened--I was invited to write for Bartlesville Magazine, an excellent publication.
I'm blessed with a wonderful editor and have had some great assignments. Remember what they taught us in school? "Nature abhors a vacuum." Well, yes it does. With room left open for new opportunities after ditching that other writing gig, along came the perfect writing match.
You can always find the latest version of the magazine here:
I've also been busy--with great friends--with Tuesday Club. We were founded in 1898--yes, you read that right!--and incorporated in 1904. I'm a past president, current first vice-president, and Community Liaison. We have fun--and we connect with, and contribute to, our community. From student art awards to gifts to community betterment groups to scholarships for nursing students, we're making a difference!
The daisy is our symbol, which is why it headlines this post. You can find us on Facebook: Tuesday Club on Facebook
Of course, there's been some bumps and hard times along the way--the loss of pets, a major rheumatoid arthritis flare (more than one), betrayal and robbery and modern day stress. But I've weathered it, growing, I believe, more resilient and stronger.
By dumping a bad thing, I opened the door to good things. I created a safe place for myself without negativity, stress, and demands by impossible, arrogant people.
So, what do you have in your life that's draining your energy, twisting your perspective on life, taking happiness away? Find it. Dump it.
Open your life and your heart to the better you deserve. Yes, you do deserve it. And don't let anyone tell you differently.
The better we feel, the better we live. And the better we feel and live, the better we can love, explore, and give away love, joy, and gifts as needed.
Try it. Dump the bad, celebrate the good. You'll like it. I promise.
--Patricia Sasser Phillips