Thursday, May 13, 2010

Turning Points

Turning points. Interesting things, these “turning points” are. They seek to define the single moment or the one pivotal event which made the eventual outcome of something, well, inevitable. I'm at one now, and it sure as Hell didn't show up on my radar until I got some bad news that really shook me right down to my roots. The worst of it is yet to come though. In a few hours from now, the other shoe will fall.

Turning points. They should go by another name, the Lords of Cruelty. When you experience a realization of just how horrible a situation has become, that's when you know you're at a turning point. That's when it's time for you to wipe the slate clean so you aren't limited by yesterday's plans ... because they just didn't work.

I'm told that now is the time to exert a higher level of self-determination over the weeks ahead if you are willing to make a decision today. But choosing which road to take isn't enough; you must also commit to giving one hundred percent until you accomplish your goal. Sound like good advice? A plan?

I've been away from this blog for quite a while and much has changed in my life in the mean time. I will try to post more often. Thanks for visiting.


kylie said...

i wish i had some idea what youre talking about, the reality. as for taking a turn and committing to it, thats terrifying

Mel said...

Jumping off points....most times for me they revolve around 'back to the wall' and it's genuinely a leap of faith with a whole lotta hoping the Big Guy doesn't drop me too far. It's throwing up material for me--literally. (and I hate throwing up) But I'm a stubborn one which equates to determined.

So--I jump, straight into the deep end of the pool....and flail a bit til I 'figure it out'--and I swim.

I'm not the only one who operates that way, I see.

Swim. You can.
You will.

Leah said...

You know, I was just thinking about you. I too wish I knew what you were talking about. But the greater point is well taken.

Megan said...

Hiya, Skeeter. Hope you didn't lose anything to the wind...

Leni Qinan said...

It soudns like you're at a crossroads now Skeeter. I don't know exactly what it is, but i hope you get the right decision.
It's good to see you again in the blogsphere, you've been missed.

Amber Star said...

In my LONG and ancient life I've had to make decisions that seemed so terrifying and difficult at the time, but somehow I muddled through. Wish I'd wrestled that smokin' demon way back when, but it will be an adventure to see what happens now.

Sometimes we think we just can't or don't really want to do it...but it is best for us.

I have no idea what your quandry is, but if it is legal go in that direction. If it is not legal turn yourself right around. If it is a love issue, make sure it is a love your really truly want forever and ever. That is one of the harder ones to get right, but you know in your heart that which you love and the heart will have what the heart must.

I wish you all the best in your quandry and hurt and pain and anguish for that is how we grow.

If it is quitting your job...well, I'd hang back a while on that one. Sound prudent to me to wait. Or hang in the deep water and tread for a while with Mel.

I wish you luck.

Anonymous said...

I like your blog................................

TerriRainer said...

Your blog sure does hit home with me...I sit here alone reading it and wondering where my life will go next. The past year has been a roller coaster and I just got off the ride. Looking around trying to decide if I have the courage or even strength to get on another one any time soon. Miss you Skeeter!

Thomas Wold said...

You can't solve today's problems with yesterday's solutions. Old problem--new solution, YES? Good illustrative photo for your theme.