Hopeful New Year!

January 1, 2010

 I thought that now would be the perfect time to wish everyone a Hopeful New Year! 

I AM hopeful for this new year.

I am hopeful because I  have  people that I love who are healthy and happy.  I have good friends who are loyal and know that I love them.

I’m hopeful because I refuse to believe that we can’t all figure out it’s the little things that make us, define us, soothe us, give us hope…….

I keep wondering when the world of powerful players will figure out how to be hopeful…to use the power that they have to make the world and the people in it better, to realize that “you can’t take it with you” and lead a life that worth living….making it good for the next generation.

As I watch the clock tick down the to new decade I am hopeful…for us all.

Pax,

ChitownCheryl

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I realize……

November 18, 2009

I realize that I’m lucky to be working.

I realize that I’m blessed to have at least 90% of my health!

I realize that I’m fortunate to have good friends and family(what little I have left….there’s only my mom and my daughter!)

I realize that this world is crazy and that it’s man’s inhumanity to man that’s at stake. 

I realize that people are basically good and that the world is a wonderful place!

I realize that there’s NOTHING we can do to shut Sarah Palin up!

I realize that at some point, people will realize that our President is trying to do the right thing…..and not try to hold him back because he’s a black man…..something I think they’ve yet to admit to themselves!

I realize that I am  lucky to be in this world, because we don’t know what’s in the next!

So the next time I’m bitching about how things aren’t going right, I can’t lose weight, I don’t have enough money…….

I realize that I do have it alright!

Pax,

Chitown

Is Youth Wasted On The Young?….YOU DAMN RIGHT IT IS!!

November 2, 2009

 Let’s talk about a subject near and dear to my heart: ME!

I guess reaching the ripe old age of 55 (ouch!) has started me thinking:

“WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE!!!”

 Now that I’m on the fast track to the end of my life it seems that I’m really enjoying it! My kid is a job holding (she hasn’t moved out yet, but we can’t have it all!) responsible adult, my house is paid for, and I am now wanting/trying to do all the things I couldn’t when I didn’t have the time and/or the money to do!

 I also have to say that now is the most creative time in my life. I’ve been writing (something I hated in college!)more, looking into film schools( will they even give me any student loans for fear that I won’t live long enough to pay it back?!) and just getting out there to network and just enjoy life!

 AM I TOO LATE?!

 So, I took the plunge and filled out the application for Film School! Two weeks later, I get an email from the school asking me to send an admission fee (of course, they’ve gotta make thier money some kinda way!) and my transcripts.  Now here’s the depressing part. When I went to get my college transcripts, after giving the year I graduated, the kid at the counter goes: “I wasn’t even alive then!” Jeez!

I don’t know! What I do know it that it ain’t over ‘til it’s over! And I’m not going down without a fight!

 

 

Timing is EVERTHING…..or is it?

October 5, 2009

What’s In My Head

….that song: “time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin…into the future”….

TIME…..TIMING…..

I’m also a firm believer that timing is everything…..

In cooking…ESPECIALLY in cooking!

In playing a game…..

In relationships…..it’s good when the timing is right for both of you and REAl bad when the timing is off or good for you and not for them…..or vice versa!

In lfe…..the timing is EVERYTHING!

So, I guess my question is:

When do we know when it’s right?  Is the timing right when we get something (or someone) we want?….or when we don’t?

When I was younger,  most of my “timing” was off. I was either in the right place, but it was the wrong time, the wrong place , the wrong man…..

Now that I’m older, my “timing” has definitely improved, right place, right time, possibly the right man.  I realize what timing is all about.

But I digress, I was talking about time…It’s that song again in my head; “time keeps on slippin,slippin,slippin into the future…

WAIT!

I’ve got some more “TIME” songs in my head:

If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Time Is On My Side…..Yes It Is!

Time makes me nervous, probably because I don’t have as much in front of me now as behind me.

I got no more to say about TIME except…

It’s TIME for me to go to bed.

Pax,

Chitown

I’ve Started This Blog…..WHOA!….I’M A LITTLE SCARED!!!

October 3, 2009

As I sit here writing …I’m thinking of all the reasons that I started this blog.  Here they are:

1. Cheap Therapy!….and will definitely be a different form of anger management!

2. I could sharpen my writing skills….if I have any!

3. I could put all my unfinished stories down in one place!

Ok, ok! I know these are some sad excuses, but they are the only ones that I got!  I always thought that starting a blog was a big responsibilty, but now I’m thinking: “Hey! It might not be so bad!”  It’s not like I’m the President or something! This is just a way for me to let off steam and hopefully get a decent story out of the whole process.

I’m also going to be taking a non-fiction creative writing course…does that make sense?! It’s a course for travel, memoir(what memoirs?!) and all that.  The course costs $350.00 so I’d better learn something !

I’ma keep you posted out there in cyberspace…..I can’t promise how often I’ll post or if it will even be interesting, but you will know: What’s In My Head!

Pax,

Chitown Cheryl

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