Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 1 ,Why This Blog an Overview



What is this Blog about-
If you find yourself contemplating an empty nest and at the same time an empty relationship resulting from an unexpected  circumstance, such as a crack in your egg by a  divorce, evaporated relationship, or if your just  plain single by choice because no perfect man or women out there can hold a candle to the hypothetical person that  we read about in  books, than this blog is for you.  You now really have an empty nest! So what are you to do to survive this syndrome of potential despair?  I hope this blog which offers a journey to survival  by  a challenge of trying something new everyday, either vicariously or by doing,  will result in a potential  survival tool kit.    
The Blog Idea Source(s)
During my nosebleed long seven (7) hour drive back from my child’s college orientation, the light bulb illuminated  –why not  challenge myself to trying something new everyday this summer. By the end of this path, I hopefully will have replaced the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest  of my child or  long gone love interest, with   new self interest(s).  I  will realize what I really like to do or not to do.

My idea originated  from two sources:  Maslow path to “self actualization, ” which is reaching ones complete potential , and A  New York Times bestseller  authored by a good friend, “Everything I need to know I learned from a Little Golden Book.”
The above book starts out  asking “Is your life starting to feel like a circus? Don’t Panic…Today is a new day.” Today is the day to start the path as Maslow would label as   self actualization or   being capable of everything you can be.
Realizing that I can not be the only person in the universe that has gone through this, I thought a blog which might give me a little help from my friends also  might be the  answer to my prayer(s). Don't get me wrong,I will also be praying every step of the way and adding a little guidance from the good book too.
Day 1 July 2, 2014

The New Challenge-Starting a blog.
I am not a computer savvy person, so this is an up hill climb. Starting a blog is a challenge for me who  just got a smart phone and  who just recently learned how to answer a call. 
Well to start a blog you have to find a topic which for me was easy because it was staring me in the face- evaporated  relationship and no child. Then finding how to do it. I found a  good "How To" site, www.wikihow.com/start-a-blog.
Reflection
To create and start to, “following the yellow brick road” gave me a sense of accomplishment and an illusion of some control especially when it feels like a “circus out there”.  Here is the funny part, I am not sure that I will be able to find this blog after I publish it but we will see. To write and/or reflect would seem like a  good muscle to develop no matter where you are in life. So far I think that I will keep this in my tool box.
Spiritual reflection
For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need. But even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty- Phillippians 4 verse 13 and 14.