#thepersonalside: Spring 2018


Something has changed since I was sick with the flu and bronchitis in February. Yet, when I try to get a handle on it, it slips away from my grip. Has anything like this happened to you?

I know that I’m not as wound up as I was at the first of the calendar year. In fact, I’m kind of amazed at how calm I usually am these days. I don’t seem to be fazed by the thoughtless and cruel things people say and do like I used to be. Don’t get me wrong. I still think it is wrong for people to be insensitive and boorish; I still want to put them in their place. However, since being sick I, somehow, have learned to pick the times and places better for anything I say of this nature.

Hot and cold don’t seem to be bothering me like it used to, which I think is freakish. This time last year I had the air conditioning running. Just this last January I had the furnace running. Yet, once I was over the illnesses this past March, I haven’t had either the furnace or a/c on. Sure, March is a little warmer than February or January but it was only in the fifties during the day. Recently the temperature has been reaching the low 80s here. Yes, in states where the humidity is low, this is still a comfortable temperature. However, here in Tennessee, where the air is loaded with moisture, people are urged to not be in the sun long when the temperature reached 80. Despite all that, I sit here comfortable with just a fan running overhead.

I don’t believe in horoscopes, although I do believe when, during the year, a person is born can shape how they react to things in their lives. Albeit, when I took a gander at my horoscope last Friday that is part of an app I have, I must say I was a little bewildered.

Virgo Horoscope, May 11, 2018

Your ideas about life are going through some radical changes. None of the givens that you’ve taken for granted apply any more. Rather than lament the changes, grow from them. So don’t drag your feet! Stand up and move ahead. This is no time for a vacation. You have some rebuilding to do. ~The Free Dictionary

Even the rebuilding part fits me. I’m absorbed in a rewrite [rebuild] of a manuscript.

Now I wonder if the summer is going to be different too. Will these warmer months be more productive for me in contrast to how it’s been in prior years? Will serenity still be my norm instead of fluster and anxiety?


Something has changed, that I know. I just can’t put my finger on what it is.


20 thoughts on “#thepersonalside: Spring 2018

    1. Thank you, Annika. The rewrite is toughing but I’m working on it almost every day. I didn’t work on it this last weekend because of other things going on, like Mother’s Day and writing this post. However, I have my timeslot all set for today when I’ll be working on it.

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  1. Sometimes maybe life is that way…a switch flicks on and off we go. Hopefully you get more productive in the warmer months. If not, enjoy the warmth and sunshine, enjoy life and enjoy doing what you like doing.

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    1. I don’t know if the warmer weather is really going to help but this feeling inside me is lasting so I’m relatively sure I’ll be getting a big chunk of this project done this summer.

      I hope you enjoy your cooler months.

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  2. I read horoscopes but I don’t put much stock in them. On the other hand, I do feel that life ebbs and flows through various phases and we should move with that energy. Good luck on the rewrite and the AC – it drives our electric bill pretty high in the summer.

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    1. I find horoscopes are usually off-the-wall but there are those odd times when they make some sense.

      I’ll probably put the a/c on today at some point because it’ll be over 85 degrees. With this stupid humidity, it’ll get unbearable.

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    1. Jacqui, I will enjoy it. There are moments when I think it might be over but as soon as that thought has landed on me, I get that calm serene feeling all over again. Yep, it’s nice.


  3. I’m happy that you have, and are enjoying, the phase you’ve eased into.I hope it lingers.Being from the mountains as you are, I don’t know how you live with the humidity and high temperatures in Tennessee. I know when we travel to southern Illinois to visit our grandchildren, I begin to long for cool mountain nights and temperate days of low humidity.

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    1. Janet, because I live in what they call the mountain [not even a mile high], the temperatures during the day aren’t as bad as if I lived near Nashville or Memphis but the temperature doesn’t cool down that much at night here like it does in Colorado. And there is that humidity to deal with. I hate living here, yet my attitude seems to just sail along.

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  4. Glynis, you seem to have reached a moment of serenity in your life. Maybe you should just enjoy and not over analyze it. I hope it continues and you are able to write unencumbered by self doubt. Take care and be well.


    1. I hate to say that I have had a tendency to over analyze a lot of things in my life but it seems to be part of the beast I am. Nevertheless, that part of me has been dwindling over the past seven years or so. I’m still curious as all get-out but I don’t dwell on making the unknown known like I use to. As Paul McCartney’s song says, “Let it be.”


  5. That post viral feeling can be dislocating. Interesting how you are ‘going with it ‘ I guess if you write, any experience has the potential to be explored in written word.


  6. Hi Glynis, nice to meet a fellow Virgo! I hear what you are saying. I am experiencing a few issues and am trying not take any of it on board. Difficult to do though I am working hard to move on.
    Good luck with the rewrite 🙂

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