What goal are you working on now?
Haha, none. I live a simple, conscious life, no big agendas. I rarely set goals or deadlines or any of that. I’m supposed to live in the moment for better mental health and you won’t believe this, but I accomplish stuff anyway. I have a sorta mental checklist, but it’s dull: weed the garden,
scour the tub, donate clothes, write letter to granny, get the car detailed, plant the beans… Then when I do the things, I give myself a mental treat like good job scouring that tub, you deserve a bubble bath! I respond well to positive reinforcement, and conveniently, I provide heaps of positive reinforcement.
What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
Lordamercy, The Summer of Gin. There was once a bad, bad man who made me the most delicious lemon gin concoctions all summer and I’ll be damned if they didn’t give me terrible headaches. Gin does not like me. I do not drink gin. Gin is not my friend. Elderberry tea is my friend, so I dunno what that’s about.
Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?
I always wanted to be a teacher, and so I did that. I think some of us are born to teach, but not necessarily all of us in a traditional sense. Teach, yes. Deal with bureaucracy and play politics, fuck no.
I love what Laura wrote, “I’ve been choosing my professions since I left teaching. It’s worked out pretty well so far.” Big nod to that.
Have you ever gotten lost?
Yes, of course! I think the worst time was on my way from Indianapolis to our home in Georgia when I took State Road 16 instead of Highway 16. So many beautiful horse farms, but I wasn’t out lookin for em, now was I? That was before I used (or stupidly trusted) navigation. That was when I wrote tear-off directions in sharpie and taped them to my glove box.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
My cup runneth over. I’m happy. Oh, so happy. And tired and sore. But happy. I’m grateful for this incredible weather. Today is the last day of the highs in the seventies, and it’s been utterly delightful. The skies have been spectacular.
This week coming up, I’m looking forward to Sunday, when this particular round of hoopla will be over and I can rest.
Cee’s Share Your World is a weekly feature and all are invited to join in and play along.
What’s going on in your world?