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Over the weekend

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Over the weekend...I turned 40.

Over the weekend...I turned off all emails and stopped thinking about work and enjoyed my family and a much needed break.

Over the weekend...Life continued on without me in a certain situation, just as I wanted and intended it to (thus the turned off emails explained a little bit)... and when I took myself out of the equation, the reality of what was going on for 3 months came to a head and others revealed their true colors... and I was no worse for wear, because really, it had nothing to do with me in the first place, I was just a piece in someone else's dream.

Over the weekend...I learned that a dream is a good thing, but dreaming in too many directions all at once, involving too many people in those many dreams, is NOT a good thing...sometimes dreams need a kick in the teeth of reality, and a smaller goals set in order to achieve one realistic goal first, and then you build it from there. You need a plan...I am a planner, no wonder I was a mess when I was listening to another person's scattered dreams.

Over the weekend...the music box became silent.
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  • KANOE10
    Happy Birthday! It sounds like a perfect celebration with turning off the emails and enjoying your family. It seems like you have figured out how to deal with some stressful situations. I agree with you about setting small goals to achieve one realistic goal.

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    1302 days ago
  • JESSICABOOTY
    Forty? You've got to be kidding! What a Happy Birthday - a bit late since I've turned off my electronic "helper". Hope it was all you wanted.
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    1303 days ago
  • PBLITZ
    Happy Birthday Annie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You look fabulolus!! Sounds like you spent ur bday making memories that mattered w the ones who matter most!! So happy for you!!
    1303 days ago
  • REBECCATKD
    Happy Birthday!! For you, a Langston Hughes poem:

    Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

    Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go
    Life is a barren field, frozen with snow.

    Hold fast to your own dreams, Annie. They matter because they are yours!
    1304 days ago
  • FULLOFFAITH
    Happy Belated Birthday emoticon .

    As previously said you don't look 40 you look fabulous!!!
    1304 days ago
  • DWEXCEL
    You sure don't look 40 Girlie!!!! But I hope your birthday was just great.

    Good for you for taking a "Time Out" and concentrating on you. Sometimes, you just have to turn it all off, and it'll be there when you get back, if it's your problem, and if it's not, it might just be gone.

    I'm a terrible one for giving that kind of advice, because I worry, worry, worry, about everything and everybody, and I think a lot of my tension in my shoulders, and my ulcer are all the result of years of that.

    But sounds like your are figuring it all out, and you are so good at that, and at making plans, so you'll master this situation.

    Don't be sad about the music box; I have a feeling you will be hearing the music again soon!

    Love ya!
    Donna
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  • OAKBORN
    Sometimes the messages we receive from our music boxes are the most important and help us focus in on what is really important.

    emoticon Happy Birthday, again!

    Your story of the music box was haunting and I wanted to write something about it, but couldn't think of anything to add... except maybe to remember to listen for it, there must be something important that you need to know or to pay attention to... just like you did!
    1304 days ago
  • DALID414
    Sounds like a good weekend. emoticon
    1304 days ago
  • TAFODIL24
    emoticon emoticon What a beautiful gift you gave yourself.
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