With a little help from my friends… Thank You

It”s late, and I’m tired… I’m however sitting outside of Barnes & Noble in beautiful Asheville NC in Biltmore Park Town Square.  I’m doing this because I’m in the middle of a move, I have no internet, and I realize that its been awhile since I’ve blogged, and blogging is what I love doing. This move that I’m making, is part of my transition into my new life.  I wish I could just press a button and be totally transformed into the life of my dreams, but we all know it doesn’t work that way.  We have to know where we want to go, and then take the steps that take us there.  This is one of my steps.  It feels great, are there are surprises along the way, that  make it even better.   For me the surprise came in the form of friends who stepped in to not only help, but to drag me away from it when it was needed.  I have a hard time asking for or even accepting help when offered… I guess I’m embarrassed that I need the help, but the support felt great, and carried me forward for a few more days.  I hope to try that again… 😉

It’s fabulous out here, the night is cool, people are walking around, and I hear music in the background.  I think I’m going to take a little time out to enjoy the moment.

Hope your headed towards your “just right” life!

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi


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Take Rest

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and I told her how for the last two years,  I’ve kind of sequestered myself, voiding relationships and friends, until I could discover who I was without outside influences.  She laughed and said, “You know thats what they do with people when they’re committed. They put them in a place where they can be by themselves for a few weeks. They are not allowed to see any family or friends, not knowing where the problem is coming from.”  I laughed to myself thinking that I was relating to someone that was committed, and having felt a little insane in the last few months, was not all that comforting of a thought.

My feeling of insanity however is only coming because I’m doing things differently, that I have done before.  I am in fact, insanely happy, so at the moment, I don’t care.  My life has been spent doing all the things  “I should do” vs doing the things I wanted to do.  I still have obligations so I’m still not doing everything that I want to do, but I think that’s  a good thing.  As in all things no extreme is good; a totally hedonistic life vs one of servitude, “Goldilocks way” will prevail.  I’m not taking the safest way, but  I’m taking the path that brings me joy.  I’m writing, blogging, and taking care of myself with more rest and relaxation, exercise, healthy food choices, and choosing the friends I want to spend time with.  Friends and family who inspire.  I have no real income, and thats the scary part, and why I feel a little insane.  I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last fifteen years so I’m familiar with taking risk, but in the risk I took before, I saw a definite way to earn money.  In fact, that is why I chose to pursue those ventures; I was miserable, and I felt that life needed to go.

Life truly is too short to spend being miserable.  So I’m smiling, I’m breathing, and I’m going more slowly, all the while realizing how much time I’ve wasted and not wasting another minute.  I remind myself of a quote:

“Take rest, a field that is rested gives a bountiful crop.” Ovid

I’m giving myself time to do what I need to do for me, and I just know, the bountiful crop will come.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi


Creating a perfect life in a perfect world…

Life’s Compounding Interest-Nothing Happens and Then Everything Happens

“Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens.” – Fay Weldon

Compound interest is where interest is collected and added to the principle amount invested so that the principle plus the interest are now earning interest. I have thought of it mostly in regards to finance, and still remember the story told to me by one of my high school teachers.  He said two friends were playing golf.  The first friend said; “lets bet $25 dollars on each hole”. The other friend said; “No, lets bet $1 on the first hole and then double it at each hole.”  The first friend thought the other friend wanted to keep the match friendly and the stakes low, even though they both were well off, and agreed to start at $1. By the time they reached the eighth hole the friend was laughing thinking his friend really put it to him, as that hole would cost him $128.  By the fourteenth hole, and at $4096, it wasn’t funny anymore. By the time he reached the eighteenth hole the bet was a whopping $131,072.

I drive through two neighborhoods, one is a new and is without any trees or natural beauty. The second neighborhood is older with big majestic trees and mature landscaping. One house in particular has rock and stone paths, a water fall and pond, flower beds, shrubs and trees all perfectly placed.  The type of landscaping that only evolves after time and effort.

I started blogging about a year ago and using twitter and about a month ago.  In both cases it was slow going getting my first followers. In fact, it seem like forever, but then one came and then eventually another, and now that I have several it seems that they are coming quicker.  Like a snowball running down hill.  It just keeps getting bigger and faster as it goes.

Life is like that.  We have to plant our seeds, continue to do the work, and one day we will look up and see what we have created…

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi


Creating my perfect life in a perfect world…

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