Link Love: A Little Check In

As the reality of my new life has finally settled in on me, I’ve had some serious moments of doubt and terror about the foolishness of throwing away the security of a steady job, healthcare and a regular schedule. So, when I saw the post Check In On Those Around You (via this week, I remembered that I am not the only person going through big scary life events. There are other people out there fighting their own demons, maybe you are one of those people.

So, I want to ask, “How are you doing this week?” Did you have a bad case of the Mondays or did you find lucky clover on the way to work? Maybe you lost a pet this week and if so, my heart breaks for you or you are suffering from an appendicitis and instead of the life of the party, you are holed up in home hoping the pain will subside?

So know, I am thinking of you all, those who are having a “meh” week, a shitty week or an awesome week. Whatever is going on, take a moment to write a few things down with all those pens you’ve got to remember this moment. If its a shitty moment, writing it down might make it feel less shitty or maybe in a week or a month or a year, you can look back and see how far you’ve come. We can get through this life, one page at a time, one ink refill at a time, one moment at a time. Love you all!




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  1. I have faith in you that you’ll succeed at what you choose to do.

    My 20-year-old car had the check engine light come on after I got gas. I shifted to drive, but it didn’t move. I suspect the alternator. I forgot my phone too. I turned the car off. Thought about going in to use a phone. I felt alone. I started the car again, and no check engine light came on. I was able to drive home. Now I don’t trust the car, and will have to drive it to my mechanic. I hope it makes it all the way there.

    I’ve had a vehicle die on me, luckily I was able to get it in a parking lot before all power left. I’m kind of worried that will happen if the check engine light comes on when I drive it to the mechanic. Part of the drive is a highway. Sigh

    1. I wish you safe travels to the mechanic. Car troubles are so disheartening. We depend on them to ferry us safely. Give your car a little gift like a no dangle on the rear view mirror for safely carrying you from place to place. Xoxox!

  2. I do have a Sun dangle I haven’t used that I could give it. Should I put it up before or after?

    1. I’d put it up now. Send your car a little sunshine! Thank it for all the miles it’s traveled so far and how many more you’ll travel together.

      I personify everything in my life and cars the most. They have personality and are so important to our livelihood and well being. So showing your vehicle thanks and kindness —- well, it can’t hurt, right?

  3. Vehicle issues! My husband got a flat tire on his truck yesterday. He managed to pull into a shopping center parking lot so he could be out of traffic while changing the tire. Just as he got the truck jacked up, the jack failed, and the truck dropped and rolled towards him. He wasn’t injured, but it was scary! He has changed plenty of tires in his 68 years, but it’s an old truck, old scissor-jack, slightly sloped parking lot, and he was tired. Just as he was getting ready to try again, a young man pulled up and said, “Looks like you could use a real jack!” He had a floor jack in the back of his SUV and made short work of helping my husband change the tire. Meanwhile, I was at work, blissfully unaware that any of this was happening.

    1. What a relief to have had such a kind fellow stop and help. So scary! So glad everyone was safe. Xoxox!

  4. My car drove safely to the mechanic. Ana, you are so right about cars. I invested emotionally so much into the first one I bought, that I cried when I traded it in for a new car. I tried not to let that one get me like the first one. More successful there. My current car is 20 this year, and it has earned the love. It has a moon roof, heated seats, heated mirrors, a digital thermostat. It’s a Chevy Malibu. It’s getting the Sun dangle when it returns because I forgot it.

    Oh, I personify things too. Stuffed animals, and certainly other stuff. Glad to have company in that. I’m a Libra, the only inanimate sign of the Zodiac. I thought maybe it was a Libra thing. But I don’t actually believe people sharing a Zodiac sign are all the same.

    1. I’m so glad you had a safe journey. Your trusty vehicle deserves a little bling!

      As for your astrological sign, have you ever gotten you whole chart done? With your moon sign and everything? I think that paints a better picture than just your sun sign.

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