Less than a month ago, on January 5, 2019, I celebrated my 59th birthday. I celebrated it alone because I chose to. I rarely drink and don’t like bars, so that was out of the question. Every time I drink, usually one drink, I just get cranky and sleepy. And, I can feel even the slightest effect on my body. I just don’t feel balanced the next morning.
I can’t remember how the weather was, but I don’t drive when there is snow or ice on the road. I thought I’d just stay home instead.
Don’t go feeling sorry for me, though. It was by choice and by the circumstance that I was alone on my birthday. I just don’t vibrate the way I used to. In the past, I would have partied hardy.
But in a spur of the moment, I treated myself to a Mexican feast. I didn’t have to drive far because the restaurant is located virtually across the street. When the staff got word that it was my birthday, they sent me a Margarita and a shot of tequila. I ate well and drank both drinks. I left joyful and tipsy. It was a great night, nonetheless!
All week I had a burning desire to write about Respect and had planned to do it that night. But by the time I got home, at about 8 pm, I could not write. My head was not there. It was a very funny thought of me even trying to because lately, I have been dictating my posts through a new Blue microphone that I recently purchased for video audio narrating, and maybe later for podcasts.
The way that I felt that night, this story would have come out all wrong. The AI in Microsoft Word’s dictation functionality was not developed for slurred speech. So, I put this post on the shelf.
Then before I knew it, about a month flew by. I was inundated with tasks related to school scholarships, writing, attending workshops, copyediting, and feeling deeper that I needed a change in my life. I felt that a major change was to occur in 2019. I didn’t think hard enough to know exactly how, but I knew that it would. I still don’t know how. Continue reading “And U! And U! You Will Respect Me! – 7 Days 7+ Quotes – On Respect”