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.
*** I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
*** I will have secrets to unfold and good news!
I WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME
ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
Yes, this year’s Christmas happens to fall on my blog post day.
Hope you have a fantastic Santa Claus day
Trouble with my teeth this week. When I was young I didn’t take very good care of my choppers, now I do. But, the damage from the old days is showing. Went to see a dentist a few times this week.
To get my teeth worked on, my blood pressure was too high. I had to get it down, so, more doctors. I don’t really care about my high blood pressure, I can’t feel it, after all. As you probably know, I do not live my life if fear, of anything.
Also, my van is making a squeaky sound when I drive it. That is something that needs to be looked at. In fact, I am typing these words while in the waiting room at Tires Plus. Hoping the cost for repair won’t be too much? I will let you know.
As you know, my van is my home—my life. I keep it clean and organized, always. When it needs repairs, I take care of matters.
I’ve not been to the wilderness for some time, I miss it, I guess you do too?
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 and finding ways to inspire yourself.
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 >>
From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”
As a performer and juggler, I constantly had to be creative to develop new juggling patterns and being live on stage, I had to learn new and exciting routines for my performance. Also, for most of my life, I have been self-employed, an endeavor that requires creativity and risk. I also had to tap into my creativity to find ways to recover after my accident. Then, of course, for this book and the other books in the Beyond Your Potential series, I had to develop more creativity to write words for you that will help to advance your life.
You Are Creative
Being creative is taking a risk, trying something new, or finding new ways to do old things. Think back to when you were young and free to use your mind how you wanted to. As a child, you probably saw a bright future for yourself with all the things you wanted to accomplish once you grew up. Your mind was always open to trying new things. In order to regain your natural creativity, learn to think like a child again. Free yourself of the unproductive and dull norm of adulthood that says you can’t try new things or that creativity isn’t needed. So many adults lose their childhood fun, play, and creativeness and “turn” into adults.
To Make Creativity
Our brains have tremendous potential for creativity, analysis, and reasoning at any age. There are many paths to creativity. It could be as simple as combining two existing things in a new and different way. It could be taking something that is always done a certain way and discovering a new and better way to do it. It’s simply a matter of taking the time to think about what you are doing instead of just going through the motions. The only thing that you and I need to do to release our creativity is to be whole-brain thinkers.
Being a juggling performer, I had no choice but to be creative. To learn or create new juggling feats, I needed to be open to trying new ways to throw, new ways to catch, and new props to throw and catch, including fire and swords. In my professional performing days, I would try tricks that many thought impossible, but I knew that there would be a way if I was creative in my approach to learning. To make my routines interesting and engaging, I had to think in new directions and be creative enough to always have the audience guessing (and laughing.)
Imagine yourself finding a way to make a product or service even better. This is probably something you do every day. In your daily routines, I’m sure there are lots of things that frustrate you like toothpaste sticking to the sink or maybe your shoelaces constantly coming untied. Why couldn’t you be the one to solve these frustrations or even larger issues like world hunger? Imagine if the person who invented the umbrella had never taken the time to think about how to keep them self-dry when they had to run errands on a rainy day. To spark some creativity in yourself, look at something and ask yourself what if? This question can open your mind to think of other ways and new directions. You could find that new way of doing something that might help alleviate stress in your life, cure someone of a terrible illness, or more simply maybe just make you lots of money.
Studies have shown that creativity and curiosity are positively correlated with intelligence, meaning that as one increases, the other also increases. In one study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2002, researchers correctly predicted that highly curious toddlers would have higher IQs when they were older children than toddlers with lower levels of curiosity. Researchers measured the degree of creative behavior in 1,790 three-year-old children and then measured their cognitive ability at age eleven. As they thought, the eleven-year-old children who had been highly curious three-year-old kids later scored twelve points higher on total IQ compared with low-stimulation seekers. They also had superior scholastic and reading abilities. There are ways to making your child more curious in life. Open up their mind and push curiosity now to provide a better life for your child later. Stimulate your kids to find their creative side.
You Can Get Smarter!
Other studies have shown that adults who are highly curious also have greater analytic aptitude, better problem-solving abilities, and higher intelligence overall. Studies are showing that it is possible for you to increase your IQ over the course of your life. In the past, scientists were under the impression that the IQ you were born would be the IQ you had your whole life, but this idea has changed. This suggests that additional curiosity in your daily life is likely to make you smarter. No, you are not too old to be creative, to be curious, and to advance your life. But, you must start – NOW.
Now, it’s time to get out there and do something
incredible that you can rejoice in!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
12/19—Yesterday I went to Orlando, planning to stay the weekend and go to the dentist on Monday. But, I remembered about the wonderful library that I went to recently, the Windermere library in Windermere, Florida. Only about 10 miles away, well worth the drive out here.
Kind of in the country, not many people, a quiet place. I arrived back here around noon on Saturday. For some reason, there were many vehicles around. Then I heard music, from the other side of the library, something was happening.
How fortunate for me—there was a presentation of the Nutcracker going on, presented by the White Swan Academy. This young group did a magnificent presentation; very nice. The large audience and I loved it. It made me think of you, Cindy Marvell.
I can plugin and get on their wifi—perfect! I will be here until Monday morning, then back to the dentist. I really like this place I could be here for a while. Would you care to join me?
I made myself stay in bed until the sun made an appearance. As you might know, I usually awaken between 3 and 4 am, always before the sun is up. Here this morning was so quiet, so nice, so peaceful.
The library is closed today, but they have electrical outlets on the porch, so I can plug in and charge everything up, as well as be on their wifi. No one around here, the place is mine!
Did some juggling
Did some unicycling.
Cleaned out the van.
Took a shower.
Got caught up on my email.
So, much accomplished.
My shower set-up
I am seldom in one place for a length of time. Feels good that I can comfortably stay at a place for a full day. I’m usually go-go-go, I see I can stay-stay-stay, after all.
12/22—Right now I am waiting for the dentist to open. They are on a busy road and many cars are passing by. So interesting to me, each of these people leads such a different life than me, and from each other. We are each so unique in our own way.
Over the last few days, I’ve been at the Windermere Library. A beautiful area, I’d rather be up here then down in Orlando, the big city. You know how I hate cities.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, I hope I’m done with the dental work. I can’t stand it around here and I have to get back to the smaller towns and Wilderness areas. Even with my travels, I always plan and do eat healthy.
Because I seldom get hungry, I might be switching to just one meal a day. Even that might be too much for me, I’ll let you know. Or maybe I just give up on eating altogether.
Last year I went for one week without eating, which turned out fine. I’ve been feeling lately that I’m back to not caring if I live or die. Maybe it’s from being in a big city for too long. A special Christmas dinner, not for me this year.
Also, Christmas is coming on Friday. Looks like I’ll be spending the day by myself, hopefully in the wilderness.
As you might know, I don’t believe in any of the gods that humans have invented. Christmas is a great day for kids, my kids, Jasmine and April, are grown.
So, I went to the dentist, who told me my blood pressure was too high. He said the dental medication brings your blood pressure up. Mine was too high for them to do any work on me. So, back to the Urgent Care to try and get that lower.
At this time in my life, I don’t care, at all, about teeth about blood pressure about life. Not finding joy for some reason recently, which I do not like.
Right now I’m sitting at a park in my van or just consumed lunch.
About the blood pressure, I returned to you Urgent Care I went to last week. At first, the director was mad at me. Then she explained, because I taught some of her employees how to juggle, now they want to run away and join the circus! She said this that she laughed.
I was told to take another one of my Amlodipine pills, that this would lower my pressure. So I did, and I don’t feel any different. That’s the thing with high blood pressure, you never feel it.
From the high blood pressure doctor, I went right back to the dentist. The dentist told me I had to what for a time for the medication to work on my bp, I was to return in three weeks.
12/23—It’s 2 am, and I can’t get back to sleep. Looks like I’ll be up for the day. That’s one thing about my limited sleep, finding things I can do when I don’t sleep. I do have many books I can read, so I will keep busy.
I ran into the “Mouth Cover Nazi” at a library I went to. I call it a mouth covering, as opposed to mask, because that defines a better. Anyway, all the tables in this Library were set up facing the same way. And this librarian sat in front so she can watch everyone.
When I took my mouth covering off, she yelled at me. When I did it again, she said, “You take it off again and you will be kicked out”. At that point, I decided to leave. Of course, I had taken off my face covering and she was still yelling at me all my way out.
Yesterday, my friend Chris Myers sent me a Christmas gift to my email through PayPal. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Chris, you and Dina are great friends. This might be the only gift I get for this Christmas time.
I can use the money. If you like my writings and they have made you laugh and/or inspired you, can you help? If have a PayPal account, that would be wonderful if you care to send me a gift through PayPal to >>
Thanks for that.
12/24—I had to go to Tires Plus have them check on a squeaky sound. Also had to go to Best Buy, Geek Squad, with questions about my computer. These places happen to be almost right next to each other, so, perfect. Also, there’s a library within 2 miles from here, I can get on their Wi-Fi from out of the parking lot.
Additionally, this library is away from the traffic, so much better place to sleep tonight. I anticipate you will sleep well.
It’s Thursday, which means, like always, I have to find a place where I can send my blog to you tomorrow. I’m going to the library that’s about 4 miles away. I’ll let you know how it is when I get there.
Initially, I went to a different Library, as I wrote, this one is too noisy with the highway nearby.
With so many libraries to choose from, it’s easy to move on to the next one. The one I found was in a quieter area, but you had to have a password to got it on their Wi-Fi. Most libraries have open Wi-Fi, some don’t, as I found.
So, I drove the mile and a half back to the first Library. As usual, as night comes on, traffic will diminish more and more (or should that be “less and less”?) So, I have no concerns how about sleep, I hardly sleep anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.
But before that big meal tomorrow, I had to make tonight’s meal. Tonight I cooked up a can of Stagg chili from Costco. With three of steak and the great taste, the best chili I’ve ever had. At 2 bucks a can it’s well worth the price!
Along with the chili I have some Ritz crackers to consume. They fit with the chili perfectly. I did share them with the squirrel who came down from a tree just to say hi.
12/25—MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
I hope you have a wonderful day.
About the squeaky noise on the van, the guy at Tires Plus greased up many connections in the front end and now it is quiet. Only cost me 23 bucks. A happy boy I am!
Then I checked, it was time for an oil change on the van. So off I went to Walmart for their cheap $20 oil change. The day of taking care of my van, you should have seen the smile I saw on the front end of the vehicle.
How about this—I’m planning to stay at the library all day, on Christmas Day. I’m always go go go, I’m going to relax here all day tomorrow, it will be a change for me. There are lawns to juggle on, I have many books to read and will be busy making my fabulous Christmas dinner.
I will keep busy for the day. It would be so much nicer if you were here to spend time with me, though.
I’m planning to make a special Christmas dinner later. Yes, tacos again, but with fresh cilantro, fresh salsa, fresh chicken; they should be quite delicious. Wish you were here 🙂
I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.
Either through Facebook or email, email@example.com
MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
Wake an hour earlier then you normally do and start doing things. If you use an alarm to awaken, set it for an hour earlier. If you just awaken, make yourself start going an hour earlier.
With this added time, you will be amazed at what you can do to get done every morning. In one week that’s the whole 7 hours you can add to your life. And, don’t just waste time—be productive! get stuff done! You will be amazed have how it will change your life!
Now, think about this – what if you awoke two hours early?
If you know me, I usually get going between 2 and 3am; three to five hours a night is enough for me. So, I guess, I’m adding more time to my life? Perhaps, making up for that 37-days I was comatose?
Staying toward the south along the east coast of Florida for the warm weather.
I NEED to get to some wilderness, that’s what I love (and I love you, of course.)