The Wanderings of Kit
(Do you wander or just wonder?)
With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.
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*** The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing!
*** Going where I want, when I want, and seeing wonderful places and people.
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I WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME
ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
I’m finding myself attending many libraries. Great places to work on my writing, grounds to sleep at, and even places to sell my books.
As you might remember, I have a tooth that got infected and needs to be pulled. I have to finish up some antibiotics before the big pull. So, I am spending time on the east coast of Florida.
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting, challenging and important on the path to joy and happiness.
Inspiration >> The process of being mentally stimulated to do a certain thing.
I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control.
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
I hope the words I pick do help you.
BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>
Think of your worst fears, now break each down and take it apart the smaller segments. Now, pretend this fear happened to your best friend. What would you do to help? What would you say to this person? Now, tell yourself the same.
What if this did happen, would you still be alive?
If so, what could have happened to you?
Usually, when you break something down, the fear goes away. I have no fears, at all. Some people have a fear of death, I do not. Death is coming, no question about it. I don’t think about it and it really is no concern of mine.
You have a choice, you can live life with fear and being upset, or live life with joy in fascination. Always choose right.
Now, it’s time to get out there and do something incredible that you can rejoice in!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
1/11—I found a big parking lot to park and sleep in. I made dinner and prepared things. There were two cop cars across the parking lot. These guys were there for two to three hours just talking back and forth. And they get paid for that. I wanted to report them, but . . .
For some reason, I could not sleep very well. I got up at like 2:30 and just read and did some things around the van. Then, at 4 a.m., I did my shower outside the van as I do. Of course, with no one around, a clean boy I became.
12/12—I’ve been in Orlando for too long. You know how I am with big cities.
Went to yet another Library. These libraries vary so much in what do you can do and what they allow. Such as, when I went to earlier only allows people to stay for one hour. Wearing a mouth covering is mandatory.
Now the library I went to today, Rood Central Library, was quite beautiful and I could stay online and as long as I wanted to be there. They are even open tomorrow, Sunday! In the town of Cocoa, Florida, this is the place to be.
Situated right on a bay, with trees and foliage all around; it’s like paradise. And also, I could connect to wifi outside, so even better!
Right now I’m laid down to sleep right in front of the library. My view toward the east is the ocean, very nice, I must say. I here for Sunday and Monday, there were not be too many people around.
Also, when I was in Orlando there was almost always a traffic noise in the background, wherever you were, it seemed. Here I hear quiet, much more excellent, I must say.
As I wrote, Orlando got too much for me. With the traffic, the people and so much going on, I had to move on. So went toward the coast and found the Rood Library
12/13—Sunday today. Time to wash laundry – and I washed it all–clothes, blankets, sheets. Also, this morning, I once again pulled everything out of the van to clean the inside as I reorganized. There were a few things I found that I’ve been looking for, happy day.
Even today, Sunday, the library was open from 1 until 5. So, of course, I took advantage of that.
As you might remember, I’m spending time until I have to go back and get that tooth pulled. Taking some antibiotics that the doctor wants me to finish0 up before the pull.
If I remember right from The Bugs Bunny days, she will tie a string onto my tooth, and tie the other end to the handle of an open door. Then she slams the door and the tooth gets yanked! (do they still do it that way?)
Right now I’m just laying in my van voice typing these words to you. I see trees all around me, the weather is in the 70s, and I can look out over the bay. Talk about a comfortable life!
12/14—In the library once again, opened at 9am. I think I will be moving on today, don’t know where, but here I go. This is
I came over to the East Coast Florida and Cocoa Beach. Being a Monday, not many people here, which is a good thing.
Went to a couple of food banks got some more grub. These places are so helpful, good people at most of them.
Cloudy today, but that’s life. Passing by a lot of motels. There may be a quarter or a third full, people are just not vacationing, so it seems.
Come to think of it, am I on a constant vacation? (I type this as I am smiling.)
12/15—Awoke at a library once again. These places always seem so safe and clean, I really like to sleep at these reading establishments.
Woke early once again. I seem to do better with less sleep. In my mind sleep is a waste of time, but I know that, as a mammal, it is a necessity. Hmm, are there any animals that do not require sleep?
What a delightful morning.
Grilling my chicken on my new stove.
Up early, around 4 am, as usual.
I’m parked with my van overlooking the bay and did my shower routine. How nice it was to be in this wonderful place and be naked while showering – you should have seen it!
There’s a small wooden Pier out behind the library. Couple of guys were fooling fish (what I call, “fishing”.) One guy had had a couple of catfish, he threw them back. So no dinner for him tonight.
There are some squirrels, a whole bunch of them. I had pistachio nuts and gave them to the little creatures. They seem to love this treat. I got some pictures, hope you make him at all right.
A lot of flying creatures this week, as in Boyds. Hope you enjoy the photos. I tried to touch a swan, he didn’t like that, I got attacked.
I had crackers and chips so of course, I fed the flying fowl. They were very happy about that.
I’m so happy I got a new wood-burning stove. Like the other one, it takes just twigs and little branches that are dead and dry for fuel. This one came with a little Grill, so I can cook up little pieces of chicken.
At a recent Food Bank, they gave me red onion, some chicken, and salsa. I have some tortillas leftover. So yes, tacos again!
12/16—Back in Orlando. Yes, another big city oh, yuck. I had to return because tomorrow morning I get my tooth you yanked. To remind you, somehow one of my teeth got an infection in the roots of it. I had asked the dentist, and she does not know how and why this occurs.
I really want to get out of this area. Big cities are not the place for me.
Right now I’m parked on a side street near the dentist’s office. What’s it going to be dark here, I won’t have to put up any of the window coverings to block out light. I like that.
The time is about 7:30 and the temperature is 80 degrees. I do like it down here. In the area I used to live, the temp is below freezing, and I see they’re going to have a snowstorm. By the way, I hate the cold.
12/18—Yesterday I went to see the dentist. He examined my teeth and, in the X-ray, at one time, when they had a root canal done, a root didn’t get taken out all the way and that’s what got infected. So I could be there have the tooth pulled, or have them go back in and did the root canal correctly. I decided against having the tooth extracted, later I will have to have someone go in and fix the root canal.
The place where the dentist is is downtown. I could not stand the area so I’ve done 10 miles out to the small town and found a small Library. This Library, as many do, has limitations. People can only stay in the library for one hour each day. But, they had a nice porch going all around the library and I outlets so that I could get on and get power whenever I want to, all night. That’s a good thing.
At the doctor now about my high blood pressure. I ran out of medication about a month ago. I went today to get a filling from a dentist, I was told my blood pressure was too high but them to do any work on me.
You see, because I can not feel the high blood pressure, I really don’t care. If I die, I die and life goes on for everyone else. I’m fine with that. Very sad right now, I guess you can tell.
I’m writing to you from the doctor right now. I feel better than earlier. I taught four of the people who work here to juggle! They were so happy about the new skill, which made me happy, of course. So, I guess I do have something to live for after all.
I am returning to the dentist to get that cavity filled, now that I have new high blood pressure medication. At a library near, as others, they limit people to just one hour in. I can connect from the outside, so I will make sure you get it. Are you reading my words? Be sure and let me know.
I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.
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MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
(A silly challenge)
As I was getting back to walking after my 37-day coma, the therapist said I was not swinging my arms as I walked. It is a natural human habit, but I had to relearn it. There are so many things we take for granted in life. Examine your life, what are you taking for granted?
Your challenge for the week, which will take a conscious effort on your part, walk without swinging your arms. See if anyone notices. Let me know how it goes. This could be mind-bending.
Dentist on Monday, then back to the south with me.