Cutting Words……

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I didn’t want to redo my book, because I thought I had done a good job as it was. I knew my story was good, so why should I change it? I had left a publisher to look at it and said these hard words, “I don’t think your story is good, but I will still help you publish it.” Yes, for a healthy payment.

It took me a moment to overcome her words. I had to remember all of the changes I made before allowing her to read it. I listen to:

  • You need to add more detail.
  • You need to have more surprises.
  • You need to build up to the high part.

The list goes on, but today my eyes were open. I NEED to not only edit, but get my story back to where it was supposed to be from the start. 

I know it’s going to take a moment, because I took one story and  scratched that into three books. Now I decided to combine over 15,000 words into one book of 5,000 words. 

Today was the first day of my word cuts. I know this is going to take a good minute to finish, but I am going to do it and do it my way….

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Short List..

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I Will lose this weight.

I Will Never get a Needle in my knee again.

I will find a better job. 

I said it, I believe it, and it’s already done ..

I believe words are powerful. They have the ability to hurt or to encourage, so be careful of what you say..  

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Better Cup of Water….

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I am working hard to drink more water and less coffee. Even though coffee tastes better. I was looking for a healthier coffee and didn’t come up with any. At least none that didn’t have a side effect. Dandelion coffee is supposed to be good for you, and it does help you go to the bathroom, but who wants that? Then again, if there is ever a need, I guess drinking coffee to help would be a good thing.

Drinking hot spicy lemon water and watching an old movie is better than drinking another cup of coffee. I am sipping on a bottle of water here and there, because I know it’s good for me. I have stopped trying to figure out why what is healthy either tastes bad or costs a lot?  

I am finding myself chewing on gum, instead of getting the chips that are on top of the refrigerator. I did get Lays with less salt, so not as bad, but it’s true no one can get just one or a few. There is also some onion dip inside of the frig. I may have gotten that for someone else, but it’s still there for me to enjoy as well.

I may have to look up some ways to jazz up my water: 

I can’t wait to try some of these and hope for a better tasting cup of water….

Bye IV Now, LD*

Not Again…

I got up today with a purpose. I have been looking into a side job for a few weeks and finally found one I really wanted to do. The words fear and afraid only crossed my mind for a second. Then I realized who I am and I will Never give up on myself.

My way of thinking when in doubt, get into the word. My mind may wander, my feelings may get hurt, and I am unsure of myself at times. I like to say I always find what I am looking for, but that’s a joke. I like to go to my church service online. I came across a title called, “Not be Afraid,” and I got some highlights from that teaching.   

{ The Lord is my light and my salvation— Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life— Whom shall I dread?
Psalms 27:1 AMP
https://bible.com/bible/1588/psa.27.1.AMP

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, They stumbled and fell.
Psalm 27:2 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.27.2.KJV

Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
Psalm 27:3 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.27.3.KJV }

It’s true I know I shouldn’t fear anything or anyone. It is easier said, then done, but it’s true. I start thinking about what if’s and here comes the meaning of that word. 

{ For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Psalm 27:5 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.27.5.KJV

When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 20:1 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/deu.20.1.KJV

for the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
Deuteronomy 20:4 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/deu.20.4.KJV

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
https://bible.com/bible/1588/2ti.1.7.AMP

I sought the Lord [on the authority of His word], and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
Psalms 34:4 AMP
https://bible.com/bible/1588/psa.34.4.AMP 

I got ready to start my new adventure and at the start a new sign popped on my computer. I thought my computer was set up for all programs, but I may have been wrong. I started second guessing. I couldn’t get that thought out of my mind. 

Once again. I am putting my hopes and dreams aside, but I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON MY DREAMS. I will get someone to look at my computer and add the right program. I WILL NOT BE STOPPED……

Bye IV Now, LD*

Another New Start

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I am still in shock that I had to change jobs, from working retail to a grocery store, and in more pain than I was after giving birth twenty fours years ago. Okay, then I thought about working from home. A good idea. Then again not every homebase job is best for you or not real at all.

I found one that sounded good and I checked and double checked and was about to sign up for it. Then a voice said, “ARE YOU SURE,” and that got me looking once again. I am glad I did, for it turned out to be a scam.

I am not the best person to work a computer, so I didn’t think I could do that, and I am back to where I started. The word transcript came about, most said all you need to know is how to read and write English and type, but that was putting it lightly. One should be able to type fast, faster than fast past 35 wpm. I am out of luck there.

I WILL NOT GIVE UP, because coming home in pain EVERY DAY is just no F.U.N!!!!  I am still thinking about Pinterset and opening my own shop on shopify. 

This is me thinking outside of the box and rethinking how I am going to be a better me. Who says I have to stay where I am and work myself to a point where I can no longer enjoy life. Today was a great day to go for a walk. I was in pain all morning and now that it’s early evening it’s a little too late for me to go for that walk.

** A Side Note:  I was supposed to write about Minnesota for my next “Online traveling” story, but couldn’t find anything I liked. I am going to try again, but if not I will be moving onto Mississippi.. 

Bye IV Now, LD*