“I Was Young. I Was Foolish”. Sunday Edition. TT0T From the Edge.

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Today, is the Sunday edition of Lizzie’s Ten Things of Thankful.

Music is my second language. I am fluent in it. I can’t always speak it well with others. I know it, I feel it. It is me. Whatever the music, song, lyric is at that particular moment. Expression. Self-expression. Inability to self express. Outlets. We all need them. I need a creative outlet. Once upon a time ago it was this, the writing of words. I suppose it still is to a certain extent. Then I realized 3 years ago this summer, when I’d turned a corner in my goal of playing bass that I had found another outlet. I knew it was there! I knew it! Because I felt it. Only, months after this revelation, I left one life (and one family) for an unknown, as yet (duh!) undetermined one. The one I now find myself living. Only this life? So not what I expected, intended or otherwise thoughtย I would have. So what about that, huh?! If you’re single, then life can be less complicated in many ways. If you’re not, the lines can start to fuzz out and bleed. Yeah, sure. But what about choices?! What about them? They’re our own to make. Easy for you to say. Easy if you’re a scott!

  1. For the text I just got from Ivy aka Zoe. Smile. Put a big one on my face. Thanks.
  2. For not completely succombing to the “dark side”.
  3. For the fortune of finding kind, genuine folks with which to co-habitate while I “find” the life I came here to establish. And! the opportunity to learn to speak Spanish from them.
  4. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
  5. For my health. To sustain me through little sleep and much work. I did it. Cool.
  6. For remembering things, moments, achievements that somehow go missing when you most need them.
  7. For the Wakefield Doctrine.
  8. For Blogdominion! Yes, good story. And a reminder that it’s all there if we want it. It takes discipline and desire.
  9. For the generosity of others. I feel blessed.
  10. For waking another day.

Options. Choice. Action. There is only one day. This day.ย 

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32 comments

  1. ivywalker · January 17, 2016

    I always knew Doug was a clark…i just didn’t suspect the Kent part…frist!?

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  2. lrconsiderer · January 17, 2016

    Between the lines, it sounds like you’ve been having a rough week. I hope that the next one is greatly improved, and HUGE KUDOS for finding those thankfuls. They really are always there, but sometimes so difficult to grab and make meaningful.

    I wish you a week of meaning and light and moments of deep joy (or coffee, which might amount to kind of the same thing) *HUGS*

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 17, 2016

      It was, both existentially and workwise. Hardly any sleep and mega hours at work. This week, without doubt, I validated (like I really need to…NOT) that I must go to the gym. It’s the only time I sleep like the dead:)
      I am thankful each day for something and I suppose, for purposes of this bloghop, it would behoove me to write them down as I usually forget by the time the weekend rolls around!

      Thank you Lizzi. Coffee is imperative. I look always for the meaning and the light. If it’s at the bottom of a coffee mug, so be it!
      *HUGS* to you my friend. Always.

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      • lrconsiderer · January 18, 2016

        I hope this week is kinder to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 18, 2016

          It shall be. I insist!
          You’ve already begun your week Lizzi. I hope it is off to a good start!

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        • lrconsiderer · January 18, 2016

          It was! No rain, sunshine, heat in the van, and the final boxes moved. Now all I need do is take stuff to charity shops and some to my sister, and sell some, and I’m 100% DONE! Moved! Wow.

          Hope your day’s been a good one xo

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 18, 2016

          Sunshine! Especially when moving is….HUGE! Moving is such an ordeal. If you can get it done quickly (relatively) it’s a big relief when over.
          Congratulations on being almost, as good as, 100% Done and Moved ๐Ÿ™‚
          Good for you Lizzi. An excellent way to begin your week!!

          Thank you, it was ๐Ÿ™‚ I went to the gym after work!! 2 more days though and no gym ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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        • lrconsiderer · January 19, 2016

          Booo ๐Ÿ˜ฆ That sucks. I get to go back tonight for the first time this week and I cannot WAIT! I’m champing at the bit to get there.

          Glad your week started out well, but it sounds as though it could do with picking up a bit!

          Sunshine was amazing, especially as rain had been forecast! I shall hope for more sunshine today, and for further progress. We both have THIS day, right?

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 20, 2016

          I know. I have to figure a way to join and actually go as many days of the week as I would like (4). Hope you had an excellent workout!

          Yeah, I’d welcome any pickup. It’s Wednesday now and sheesh! I’m looking forward to Friday already lol

          NOTHING beats sun shining and all the better if unexpected. Makes anything more tolerable, eh?

          We do Lizzi! We have this day. This moment. All ours, baby. All ours ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • lrconsiderer · January 20, 2016

          I went, I exhausted myself last night, so I gave myself this evening off, just doing 2 hours of chores and errands by bicycle instead. It was a bit gentler but I must have clocked close to 6 miles, which feels good.

          I hope you get that pickup! And I hope the sun keeps shining.

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 20, 2016

          Good for you! Hey, a night off as you describe is for sure a workout ๐Ÿ˜€
          I love how I feel after a good workout – strong, energetic, re-freshed.

          Thanks! Me too!!

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        • lrconsiderer · January 21, 2016

          It was effort and achievement, and I’m glad I did it. I am NOT looking forward to going out this morning…it’s meant to be super super cold ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 21, 2016

          See! Self reinforcement. It is a good thing ๐Ÿ˜€
          I so don’t blame you. It’s been very cold here. I walk out of the house all “michelined” up lol. I’m so very thankful for layering ๐Ÿ˜€
          Stay warm my friend. Daylight savings time is almost here! (kind of)

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        • lrconsiderer · January 22, 2016

          End of March isn’t it? *sigh* SO FAR AWAYYYYYYY

          (layers are good)

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 22, 2016

          March 13th baby. Right before my birthday!

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        • lrconsiderer · January 22, 2016

          WHOOT! Now THAT’S worth celebrating.

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 23, 2016

          *2 thumbs up*

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  3. herheadache · January 17, 2016

    There are so many amazing bloggers doing and writing amazing things.
    I think music is also amazing. I have a goal, a bucket list item to learn violin. I know it is one of the most difficult instruments to learn, but I think I will attempt it for my upcoming birthday.
    Wish you a wonderful week.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 18, 2016

      I’m in full agreement Kerry!
      No kidding. Violin looks amazingly difficult but it’s lovely to hear you so committed to learning. It’s a beautiful sounding instrument without doubt.
      So, um, when’s your birthday? Ya know, so I can say “oh Ker-r-ry…did you begin your violin lessons?” ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you and may you also have a most excellent week.

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      • herheadache · January 18, 2016

        February 10th.

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 18, 2016

          Alrighty then! You gave it up so….I reckon I’ll be checking up on your violin lessons ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • herheadache · January 19, 2016

          Accountability.
          ๐Ÿ™‚
          Perfect. Should help keep me focused on my goal.

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 20, 2016

          Yes! A most useful tool.
          Hope you’re counting the days ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Cynthia · January 18, 2016

    Did you say you’re learning Espaรฑol?? Ah hah! Another reason to LOVE you!
    I’m glad you mentioned the “trading family” part, too. I had wondered about it, but didn’t wanna be nosy. But I hope it’s working out – it sounds like it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you’re warm, safe, and have acquired a new family. I know that “blood” of our friends can sometimes be thicker than that of our family. Somehow, as we go through life, the experiences that bond us together change us for life and permanently attach us to those with whom we’ve had those experiences. I know this because I have friends like that.
    Aw, hell…you and Clark are becoming extended family to me. Just saying. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 18, 2016

      I had my first “lesson” tonight as a matter of fact! I rent a room from a woman who is from Bolivia. Her daughter is now my official tutor ๐Ÿ˜€
      And her sister will gladly help me if I ask. So yeah, Estoy aprendiendo espaรฑol (not me – google translate! but give me time!)
      You can be nosy Cyndi because well, you’ve been becoming extended family ever since we sent you off to college lol. No, in all seriousness, I feel as if we started a bond the first time you called into the Doctrine ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Cynthia · January 18, 2016

        Tee hee. Well, sigue siendo (keep on keepin’ on) and know that I’m thinking of you. Have fun, stay warm (holy crap it’s cold right now!) and if you have questions, you can ask me, too. Yo soy la maestra. Of course, someone from Bolivia would um, be the extreme expert. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 20, 2016

          Gracias! Tu aussi! (don’t know the Spanish yet, French will do lol)
          Thanks, I will definitely seek your counsel should my lessons get too difficult ๐Ÿ˜€
          Pronunciation comes slower for me with the Spanish. Way trickier than the Francais ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Pat B · January 20, 2016

    Good luck on learning Spanish. Glad you have a tutor. Good health, generosity of others, and remembering things are all such great things!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 20, 2016

      Hi Pat! Muchas gracias! Yes, she is very enthusiastic as am I.
      They are great things ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me · January 21, 2016

    I’m so sorry your week was rough. Hate those. I hope this week was kinder to you. And yes, if comfort is at the bottom of my coffee cup, brew me some, baby!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · January 22, 2016

      I got through it ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks, Lisa.
      Ah! You got your hubs outstanding, one of a kind coffee!! He didn’t find out you were using his mug did he? LOL

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