Hello and happy Easter to all my wonderful blogpalz who leave me comments (and even those of you who don’t!)
Most of my posts these days are either catch-up ones or rants. This is more of the former with a dash of the latter.
Back to work
It’s been okay so far. The schedule stuff helps keep me organized and disciplined (after 30 years of it, how can it not?) and I still have time to do what I want. I leave the office at 1:45pm and that’s round about the time I start getting bored and antsy so it works perfectly. No traffic, no hassle, just peace.
It’s also nice to be able to see my friends, check in to see what’s going on with them and generally be around people I know and like. So, win/win for me there. Plus! Mundane tasks! Woo hooo! Although I do have to learn about and pass a dumb test on Structured Products (don’t even ask) and realized that all investing and financial stuff is just masturbation with money. Really. That’s all it is. It feels so stupid to me.
Thing is, I do believe money is an energy exchange. But making all these complicated ways to invest just seems futile to me. And they all take it so very seriously. Just the wrong energy for me to be dabbling in.
Shifting out of Crossfit and Pilates
I’d go into this in more detail but it involves a LONG story and details that only make sense to me. I’ll just say that the lessons I needed to get through both these fitness programs have been learned to the extent I can learn them at this point. It’s time to re-think where to go next with regard to my body. For now, riding my bike feels really nice and I’ll be doing that more as the weather gets nicer.
RE: Crossfit – I may go back at some point. I really liked what I achieved there and the confidence level I got as I did things I never thought I’d be able to do. Just right now it was too hard and I hated hearing myself say “I can’t do that” and “I can’t do this” – so, shifting for now.
Thanks to my wonderful coach, I’ve managed to steer myself back on track with PI. Since the debacle in January with that teacher who tore my ass up, I have re-directed my focus and content to who I am and what I want to share. I’ve stopped trying to follow all the rules of what I’m “supposed” to do and am back to being Just Lisa. That was definitely the way to go since people are showing back up for me. It’s nice.
It’s been said that going into business for yourself is one of the biggest growing experiences in a lifetime. I concur. Like a big dog, I concur. In the past year, I feel like I’ve grown more than in about 20 years previously.
(And, if you know me at all, you know I’m all about the growing and learning so when I say it’s a HUGE growth train, I’m talking high-speed monorail!)
And now, a sweet rant
Dear Christians who are so damn self-righteous,
Seriously, get down off your high-f’in-horse! I know the tenets of your belief apparently allow you to claim how right you are about every damn thing and that anyone who deviates from that is going to hell pronto. Guess what? That’s pretty much crap. Yep. It is.
But beyond that, here’s my issue: Your beliefs are YOURS. They do not extend to the rest of the world and no one is mandated to follow YOUR beliefs. Don’t believe in gay marriage? Don’t marry a gay person, then. Abortions are bad? Don’t have yourself one.
But who are you to tell everyone else what is right and what is wrong?
Who. the. fuck. are. you?
Who are you to decide what is right for others? What does it matter who marries whom? How does that affect you AT ALL? It doesn’t. AT ALL.
I cannot take that level of self-righteousness. Just cannot.
Perhaps I was an oppressed gay person in another life time but this issue (and the self-righteous “You’re a sinner and going to hell”) pisses me off to no end. I don’t believe in a punitive God and I don’t give one rat’s ass what any Bible says. It is not my truth. I live my life based on my truth and don’t feel the need to castigate others for believing differently.
I WILL castigate them (as I’m doing presently) for acting like know-it-alls and deciding for others what is appropriate.
(takes a sip of
scotch tea and calms the fuck down.)
OMMMM Shanti OMMM
How’s your life going? Wanna share? I’d love to hear all about it!
I am happy to hear about the fact that you’re leaving Crossfit. I suspected it was too much for you, as it would be for many people. Biking sounds good, but of course, I’m always ranting on about WALKING.
Your new schedule also sounds perfect. You’re listening to YOU.
Rose (aka “Jody”)
Glad things are feeling better. Your Christianity rant was that you or me who said that? Agree 100%. don’t bible thump me, I will find my own way and judging others? Hmm sounds very unchristian to me.
Ommm, peace, amen!