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 >>
In my last blog, I wrote some things that seemed harsh; I heard from a few people. I need to keep my blog more upbeat, I want to motivate you to reach a higher level. That is the main aim of my writings.
I wrote about Covid and some people wrote back that it sounded like I did not think this virus is harming people. Yes, I know there are deaths that have occurred. Yet, no one is bringing up the thousands of people who die every year of the flu.
In fact, ever since Covid came into the picture, there are NO cases of flu and people dying from the flu in any of the hospitals. I find that kind of provocative. Yes, Covid is something new we are dealing with, but we can’t panic!
I MISS SEEING PEOPLE’S SMILES!
Someone who was on my list to send email notifications about my blog no longer wants to receive them. Seems that my writings disturbed David for some reason. Hard to tell what it might be, I think it is our God belief, I have none. When I can realize actual true evidence for any kind of God, I will believe.
I had asked David if he would write some things that I could improve on. I’m scared to read his words when he sends them, though. You too, if you have any improve my writings, please let me know.
If I send an email to you about my blog to you and you no longer want to receive notifications, let me know, I’ll take you off the list.
This goes along with the last story—there is a woman I was trying to connect with online for possible romance. An old friend, who also happens to be a juggler. I suggested she might want to travel with me for a time going south in Florida. She wrote back some unpleasant things, I was surprised. We could have had something amazing.
And, I have discovered a few other people who dislike me (hate?) I don’t know exactly why, it does not feel good when people dislike you; it has made me want to cry. I do hope you think good of me.
In fact, I’ve not been able to sleep much for a few weeks now, my mind just does not click off. I am never hungry, I just eat because I know, as a human, I need to, to live. This lack of hunger and sleep problems, I think, is a result of the brain injury I received in 1982.
But, something has been coming to mind, do I really want to continue on? I find myself scared, and I don’t even know of what. I’ve had these thoughts before, I will get back on a better track soon, I am sure.
Being alone out here and lonely, it is hard to keep my mind on a positive note. So, how can I inspire you if I feel like shit? At times I feel I am just wasting time until I die.
I have about 350 email friends and 4,000 Facebook friends, but I have NO close friends, I feel totally alone out here. And, because I hardly hear from anyone, maybe I am just wasting my time producing these words?
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!
To be successful, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule, next to impossible.
But the best part is, the more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to do, the higher you’ll want to reach. So as long as you have the hunger for success, you will always have the power within you to achieve it.
Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
I hope the words I pick do help you.
************************* BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS>>
1. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
2. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
3. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King
4. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
5. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
6. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
7. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth
8. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith
9. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs
10. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca
11. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
12. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”– Henry Ford
13. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”– Ernest Hemingway
14. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra
15. “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – (Attributed to various sources)
Now, it’s time to get out there and do
something incredible that you can rejoice in!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
12/31—After sleeping parked at the library, I was able to plug-in and get on their wifi this morning. After this nice morning, I was off to Clearwater Beach, Pier 60. I’m on the West side of Florida. Even early, the parking lots were full. Jugglers perform in the area.
Some years ago I had qualified for handicapped parking. I don’t take advantage of this, but use it when I need it? Like today. Weird for people, I’m sure, seeing a unicycle on the back of my van while parked in a handicapped spot.
It seemed that there are not many who use handicaps who have trouble walking. Mainly, older Folk and fat people it seems (and ex-jugglers?)
Many touristas inhabit the area. I’m planning to be here all day today, and then sleep where I’m parked tonight. I will let you know how it goes. Don’t know what New Year’s Day offers here, but I’m ready for it.
I just checked the temperature gauge in the van, right now it’s at a comfortable 35c (96f.) A clear blue sky overhead, couldn’t ask for better.
Right now I’m wearing my normal garb for Florida—barefoot, shorts, and a short-sleeve shirt—in January! Quite comfortable I am. And still, it’s hot out. Back where I lived for 30 years freezing cold it is. See my smile?
Oh, the girls! Bikinis bikinis bikinis, I like it. Yes, my eyes were wondering. As I’ve said before, I’ve been quite lonely.
It is windy here, but I still see people wearing their face diaper (mask). What are these people scared of? Yes, I’ve heard of people dying from the virus. But, I’ve heard of more people surviving after going through Covid.
I see it as people being trained to behave a certain way. It seems that these mouth coverings will be a forever thing with humans now. Such a sad thing. As I have been, I will resist.
I would love to go in the ocean right now, but I just took a shower this morning, as I do outside the van. Tomorrow should be another warm day. That will work better for me, I’ll let you know.
Tonight I saw Dallas and Nick performing. Dallas has been doing shows here for the past 25 years, successful at that. At the age of 52, Dallas is looking great. And his son Nick, has much left at the age of 29.
Take a look >>
Their interactions with the audience is terrific. To conclude the show, Nick was put into a straight jacket and then chained up by audience members. Then he escapes, and the audience loves it.
Yes, they are successful with their juggling act, but they each still maintain a “real job”, along with their performance.
Two other jugglers were also performing in the area. Al Miller and John Norton. I saw John do his act. As part of his show, he was doing a great 3 box routine. He also did much with fire as in juggling and eating. He concluded the show juggling clubs on top of a 7-foot unicycle.
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On the beach I heard a marching band playing, I had to go see it. They would play a number and then pass the hat to get funds for the band. A unique way to get money for a high school band, I must say.
Out on pier 60, I saw many kinds of birds, quite interesting. There were many people fooling fish (what I call “fishing”.) It was a nice walk out to the end.
1/1/21—I like the sound of those numbers. I slept well parked in this lot at the beach, no one bugged all night. As I awoke and got going, being so early, I moved the van to a space right on the beach. So for the day, I will be parked in a prime location.
Beginning about 6 a.m. the tractor cleaning machines were busy on the beach. They also had machines that clean the walkways. Preparing the area for the day for all the tourists.
At the last food bank I was at he gave me carne asada meat. So, of course, tacos were on the menu tonight (again?)
1/2—It got to be too many people in Clearwater, Florida. So, I have three days to go a short distance back to the dentist. Such as tonight, I’m parked at a library to get on their free wifi.
By the way, the bicycle I had, well, I hate to say it, I backed into something in bent the back rim. There was no saving that bike (sorry, Chris Foster.)
But, Dallas gave me a bike that he was not using ( thanks so much, my friend.) It’s a small fold-up bike that looks to be perfect for me. I need to go to a bike shop to get the derailleur mechanism working correctly, but I shall.
1/3—At a McDonald’s now on their wifi. They are not open yet for people to eat in, but I found one yesterday that was, and I could plugin. So, looks as though things are getting back to normal? (but, what is “normal”?, and, have we ever been there?)
Then I moved onto a different library that has outside outlets where I could plug in and charge my things. Very nice here, I will be here for the night, too.
Not something I “like” to do. But as soon as I finish a meal, I wash all the pans and plates and clean everything up—right away. When there is something you may not like to do, but is necessary, just get it done without thinking and move on.
Sleep, I know, as humans, we have to do it. But I think that sleep is such a waste of time. I’ll get my four or five hours tonight, but at that time I could be writing good words on this blog, yes?
Goodnight to you, my friend.
1/4—It is Monday, I hardly slept last night, maybe an hour? I was going to go in about my dentistry done today, but with my high blood pressure, I think no sleep will make it higher.
I’m really not enjoying this life I am living currently. Massive changes in the world, big changes in my life, too. I guess I’ll just have to keep going on?
I slept last night at a library. I guess I will just hang out of here all day, and hopefully tonight I will sleep well and my blood pressure will be lower, to get the dental work done. It’s getting to the point we’re really just don’t care. Infected tooth? So what! Life will go on, or it won’t?
At this point, I have no rush to get anywhere. And really, there’s no point I want to get to, as in the land of mass.
If I died tomorrow, I wouldn’t care.
If I lived tomorrow, I wouldn’t care.
Strange thoughts going through my head right now.
This Library I’m at is a big building out in the country. I will just hang out here all day, and then go in to the dentist tomorrow, Tuesday. Hoping my blood pressure will be low enough for them to work on me.
1/5—Right now it’s 33 minutes past midnight. I woke up to pee, and I don’t think I’ll get back to sleep. God, I hate this life. I don’t like the thought of just laying here for 5 hours and staring at the ceiling.
I slept, perhaps one hour, last night. For some reason, I can feel my blood pressure is high right now. I just don’t care, life will go on, or it won’t, no big deal to me.
1/6—Feeling better today.
Yesterday I wrote some things about how terrible I felt and was bad in my thinking. I can have control of that, and I am starting to take control today. We each can direct our thoughts toward a good path or a dreary path, it is up to you (and me!)
I have not shaved for three or four weeks.
I’ve showered, I’m clean.
It just doesn’t seem like I care anymore.
This morning I had forgotten to take my high blood pressure medication. It was high, but the dentist did see me. She fixed a small cavity I had. Tomorrow I will return to get the tooth extracted (I hate that word.) I will make sure I take my medication for tomorrow.
At a library now where you are allowed to be here for only one hour. And, there is no one here! It is just ridiculous if you were to ask me.
This morning I went to see the dentist. Arriving early, they open at 8, I had time to think about this tooth I am about to lose.
The tooth is not hurting or bothering me now, why do I want to get out at this time?
I will use it as much as I can until it’s necessary to have it extracted. It may have been this way for years, who’s to know. The dentist said that, eventually, the infection will start up again. But, I have time.
So, with a smile on my face, I’ve headed down toward the South again.
As I was going east on Highway 50 I passed Saint John’s National Wildlife Refuge. A beautiful area. Back to nature, how I like it.
All the libraries in the Orlando area only let you stay for one hour a day. I asked one librarian why, she said, “Because of Covid.” I asked her, “How can time and Covid be a bad mix? She had no response. Once again, it seems that the thought of “Covid” stops people from thinking.
So, today I drove back to the east coast. At the Titusville Library currently. Open from 9-5, you can be here as long as you want. And there are no “Mask Nazis” around anywhere.
Parked to sleep here tonight.
Should be a great rest.
Hope you sleep well.
1/7—Yes, I am glad I came back to this area. The libraries are phenomenal and open, and no mask.
I passed by Cape Canaveral/Cape Kennedy on my journey. Many a rocket flew from there.
1/8—Slept well last night at the Titusville Library (well, until 1am, anyway.) Waiting for the sun to rise so I can do some work on the van.
Yesterday I could not find my spectacles. I checked all the obvious places, nothing. I was not really worried, I carry a couple of extra pairs. I decided to take everything out of the van and clean and check, which I do every couple of weeks, anyway.
They did not turn up, but a couple of things did that I had been looking for. I knew I did not leave them somewhere, if I am out I have them on. I like to do without them when I can, like right now as I type this. My glasses are for distance, mainly for driving and for looking at pretty girls.
So, I put everything back, much nicer. I had a small bag of chocolate that I have been eating, I decided to have one after the van was put back together. Guess what was in the bag?–my glasses! I have no idea why or how they got in there; I am glad I found them.
I see people often just “put” stuff, anywhere. I have tried to develop the habit of putting stuff right where it goes at the time it needs to. So, I am surprised about the lost glasses.
I suggest that for you, too. Don’t just “put” stuff, but put it where it goes and where you know to find it.
I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.
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MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
Pick six new words to use that you have not used before and speak them or write them three different times this week.
Here is one of mine >> On New Years I plan to “roister” like a made man.
To the south.
To the warmth.
To the pretty girls?