The Dreaded Process Xs 2

Three words: decide, commit and repeat

  1. No longer could I live in this manner; it’s unwise and unhealthy.
  2. Reluctantly, I admitted to myself it was time to hire professionals.

30-day challenges ahead:

  1. Social Media Detox
  2. Declutter the apartment
  3. Self-carebudget more time for self

It took me quite awhile to find the proper photo today coupled with toggling
back and forth between block and classic editing. 

Unfortunately, my budgeted computer time is about to expire and from past

experience  I’m fully aware:

I’m on my own to continue to clean up a sordid

life mess. 

Next post I’ll discuss my feelings on Part1 of this long overdue journey.


Fixed incomes don’t appreciate too many out-of-pocket expenses!!

Qualities of a Good Writer

I find it absolutely amazing how one’s mind wanders throughout the day.

Take for instance this morning my desire to participate in a prompt challenge

became sidetracked, dissuaded when finally I found the correct pingback only

site stated ‘not secure’.

That worded notification to me automatically became a ‘red’ flag.

A much worse case scenario would be my anti-virus software showing a

large red-bordered circle telling me ‘not safe’ which translates to quickly

get off.

Since I awoke to freezing temperatures and found myself with ample time

before an appointment I chose to write – offer up a blog contribution today.

All was not lost as my mind wandered to a totally different direction.

Question ahead faced: “What are the qualities of a good writer?”

Time to research a bit on the web.

In essence I was quite pleased by the one and only article I read, absorbing

the contents while taking notes and hanging onto every word.

The writer broke it down into ‘six’ categories.

Attention to detail was the first quality addressed and ‘yes’ I passed as

I’m constantly observing and taking notes (mental and hand-written).

Discipline was next on the list with reference to frustration in regard

to rewrites, edits and improvements.

Although setting a time schedule for writing was not inclusive it’s
a

well-known fact – one I need to address.

Clarity, strong vocabulary and open to changes are all areas of

writing I’m both familiar with and practiced since the start of my

blogging journey a little over five years ago.

The last category on the list was ‘passion for reading’ and to be

honest with myself I believe I need to prioritize more as we learn

so much from reading another’s works.

I’m extremely thankful my mind directed me elsewhere and now

it’s time to proofread before I publish today’s post while arguing

with the newest writing foe ‘the block editor’.

Monday’s Frustrations

I can’t believe tis nearing noon hour already. I wish night hours flew by at

Nascar speeds.

Ahead lies an issue to resolve: ‘The yearly update of my anti-virus software set on auto-

renew.’

Fee deducted from bank account (check) – confirmation e-mail (check)

The OMG moment . . .

Pressed the download button – looked up – URL address popped up states


‘not a secure site’.

WHAT??

Ah this should be fun since rarely (especially these days) can you be connected to

and converse with an actual human.

It’s been quite an interesting weekend and today the WP Reader keeps jumping thus

no idea what I’ve missed the last 24 hours.


Before I leave and start the resolution process, I thought I’d share the contents of

a text received on a cell phone only a few have the number thereof.


A job offer:

If interested in employment for this state agency please forward a photo copy

of both sides of three different identification cards listed plus a recent picture of

yourself.


Unbelievable!!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Nuts

Suddenly
Delete daily writes
Bizarre behavior nuts right

Decade alone true challenge
Occasional thoughts revenge
Realization impossible mend

Meditate
Remain calm
Refuse admit defeat
Outdoor hobbies autumn peak

Day two NaNoWriMo challenge
Pistachio nuts gal’s intake – a binge
Writing poetry often been topical cringe
Month December return land fabric ‘n fringe.

© 2019 June Quintin

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 2/19


Daily Word Prompt – Wish

Wish
Place author after name
My age wish classified insane

Wish
People be more helpful
Not look down those experience life troubles

Wish
Daylight included more hours
Reading enjoyment dim light horror

Wish
Capable of relaxation
Nice if troubles take own vacation

Wish
And wish again
Find a nice gentleman

Wish
Upside down life arrange
Right side up tired constant change

Wish
Peace and happiness
Worldwide population bless.

© 2019 June Quintin

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/08/15/wish-2/

Can You Find Me?

Hello Y’all . . .

It’s been awhile!

Unfortunately the desire to continue my writing hobby came to a screeching halt one third way thru the November writing challenge.

Fifty thousand words seemed like a breeze until the daily commitment of even the average word count became a chore.

I vowed not to feel bad about the incompletion of the project and keep a positive attitude. It was a learning experience for me. I dislike writing fiction. The real world is where I shall reside forever.

Can you find me in the picture?

I’m the birdie looking back rather than forward. Why? Life dealt me many harsh blows during the past three decades.  Lots of major issues to process.

Wow, did I learn lessons about human behavior. You never really knows what’s in another’s mind. It’s like everyone is a stranger in disguise.

Death, divorce and deceit – a triple ‘D’ deal to process. It seemed as though I was walking thru a personal hell in order to get to the other side.

Although I started my blog for therapeutic reasons, I rarely discuss personal details. Why? Few would truly care and others love to plain gossip and embellish another’s unfortunate circumstances.

By the grace of the Lord I managed to survive thus far. Another challenge awaits me. The last chapter of my life – surviving alone.

When you are young it’s much easier to find or replace a partner due to death or divorce. The inventory is rather sparse for a senior citizen and with each birthday the possibility seems somewhat dimmer.

Dating sites are overpopulated with men who misrepresent themselves in numerous ways. They write or say what women wish to hear then like snakes turn on the decent ones.

I lived it. I’d rather keep my dignity and dine with my female acquaintances or family members than pay for my meals via offering up a ‘yes’ answer to a man’s request for that three-letter word ~ sex.

Today’s world certainly has become quite difficult for the genuine woman. Entering into a new normal relationship appears non-existent unless the Lord blesses me with a miracle.

Dare I refer to existence and new attitude as a ‘farce’? I think I shall do that in a quick acrostic poem.

F riendly smile
lways wondering
acing against time day ‘n night
ontinually maintaining semblance normalcy
mbracing new tech state of affairs wholeheartedly

© 2019 June Quintin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Unprecedented Update

December 2018 last month calendar year
Quit blogging daily posts a hobby held dear

Started blogging purpose reasons therapeutic
Managed earn organic follows nice friends optic

Attempted great November novel challenge
Tabled it 'bout word count one third hinge

Realization romantic fantasy not easy write
Idea memories incorporate own experiences fright

End result for me no longer wish e'er remember thee
Reasons why the genuine decent woman lost spirituality

Mid-way thru plain stopped unbelievable quit mid-air
Rare occurrence life's professionalism lost somewhere

Questioned myself 'Who I Am' and 'Who I Wish Now Be'
Surprising optimistic answer headed for new territory

Deactivated portions social media valid personal reasons
Transformation underscore new ideas sprung holiday season

Location thousands bloggers daily read 'n write
Number similar posts written - a blogger's delight

No more waking up to find strangers' friend requests
Debates, sympathy ploys nor look how happy am I boasts

Decision last chapter life ahead utilize time left
Participation world reality - world I've known best

Intentions continue blog here - new year - new genre
Unless you be a member no longer hear - no longer share

Why? When this cruel world beat me up once too much
You who cared less turned around stayed out of touch

My small circle friends ne'er desert another in need
Rather beautiful friendships based sunshine - sweet tea

I'll miss morns tending daughter's memoriam garden app
Decade ago set up now frozen void flowers, critters 'n laughs

One flickering candle burns frozen in time remainder unless
Change of heart 'n mind temptation wins over decision process

Keeping with pro quo as most genuine decent people do
I say, "Farewell and God Bless" without further adieu!

© 2018 June Quintin


B-I-N-G-O

Fast-paced gambling fun
Secure a seat c'mon

Bring a sharpie or personal dauber
Game winner numbered card covers

Attendance usual public activity halls
Enthusiasm winds down game coverall

Recreational weekend event funeral parlor host
Free games, free pizza 'n beverages void ghosts

Anxious moments, memories personal, untold overcame
Participants chose afternoon fun nonetheless remain sane. 

© 2018 June Quintin