Blog 14 – In Texas now
The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
YES, YOU CAN > >
- Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
- Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
- Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
- Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
- See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
- I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
- Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
Design the life you want to live, now, then live that life.
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Do you pay close attention to the way you breathe?
Close attention to the way you stand?
Close attention to the way you walk?
Close attention to the way you speak?
Close attention to how you think?
Because of my accident and 37-day coma back in 1982, I had to learn to do everything again. I had to drive toward focusing and be precise. You may think you are doing your best, but your best is not good enough. The intensity of your focus for excellence must burn.
I used this same focus to become the world-class juggler I once was. Now I try and use this same attention to focus and aim for excellence in everything I do. I am completely happy and have no qualms about life. Teach yourself this aim toward the focus and attention to detail—it will add much to your life!
When you make every detail of your life excellent, your life can shoot up to a higher level.
Currently, I have been focusing on my balance, posture and walking. As I was walking by a window I looked and saw that I was not walking straight up, slouching some. So, making changes to adjust. This is something each of can work on and do. Do you stand straight with a smile on your face?
I must tell you, I am COMPLETELY happy. When I had the van trouble last week I did not get upset, I was just focused on how it was going to turn out—focus on solutions—not on the problem. I knew things would be good again soon. This some kind of balance can add to your life, too, and will be you away from depression and anxiety.
Took no photos this week, sorry.
4/5/19—So, I just published Blog 13 for you at a McDonald’s, did you like it? When I got in the van and started driving, yes, van trouble. My GPS was not working. As you know, I use my GPS to get everywhere,
Directly across the street was an auto fix it shop, I popped in there. He checked my fuses and, within 3 minutes, saw that the cigarette lighter one had broken. So, another 3 minutes, and it was fixed.
He wanted to charge me $35! for ten minutes of his time.
He said they have a minimum charge.
I talked him down to $25, so that was better.
Remember in the past, I would brag about how many things I could charge at once with the cigarette lighter connection? Well, just the GPS will be charging now – that is all.
So, where to stay tonight. I HAD to get away from the city, to the west I must go. I went to Kisatchie National Forest, and eventually found Fullerton Campground. A very quiet place, I will sleep well tonight. Yet, because of recent rains, no fire tonight or in the morn—darn.
I know right where the fire starter lighter is kept, always. I said this before, and continue—always put things in the same place—each time. Don’t just put something down and say, “I’ll take care of it later”. Living in a tight place like the van I must. And you—Do it NOW.
4/5—So much nicer to awaken in a forest, with no sounds except birds and no light. 5am right now. I must emphasize, I like this sooooo much better than any city.
It’s been raining daily for a week! I went to Martin Creek State Park to stay the night. They wanted $16 for a place to park my van. With the rain, I could not have a fire in the evening or the morning, and I couldn’t go hiking around, so I aimed my GPS for another Walmart that was 17 miles away, and off I went.
Martin Creek is a nice place, take a look >>
Actually slept well last night at the Walmart, very quiet and still.
Moved on to Winnsboro, Texas, a free campground.
When I arrived there were some people here, but, being Sunday, they were soon gone. With no one around, it was shower time. I hadn’t in a few days, so it was time. As you know, I have a shower system I can set up on the outside of my van. You should have seen it, Kit, naked, by the van showering. Or, maybe you shouldn’t have seen.
I had things to do with the van, this writing, some juggling. There was rain earlier, but it is alright now. But, I got things done by 1pm. I would have 10 hours to spend until sleepy time.
If it had not rained earlier today the grass would be great to juggle on and workout, but it was still wet. So, I checked GPS and saw there was a Walmart within 17 miles, so I took the drive and am at the big W now.
Today is Sunday and I tried to find a church to go to in my travels today. But, it was between 8 and 9am and they were not going yet. Once again, I am surprised at how many churches there are.
Remember in my last blog post, I wrote about how I drove to the grass medium and my wheels sank in the wet grass and I got stuck? Today I saw a big semi—a full tracker-and huge trailer, that was stuck in the middle like I was. It will take much more than a truck to pull him out, so I don’t feel so bad.
4/9—Have not been writing for a few days, nothing much has happened. I checked through the internet about juggling groups in the Dallas area, nothing showed up. But, I did find on that meets on Wed at 7pm near Dallas in McKinney. So, to make sure they are still meeting, I went yesterday to the recreation center that was listed.
The guy who runs the juggling club happened to work there, how fortunate. It is Monday now, I will return for the club meeting on Wednesday.
So, a couple of days to spend, here I go . . .
Recently I have been contacting jugglers in the Dallas area. One finally got back to me. Jeff Tharp as been a juggler and performer for many years now, yet, we had never heard of each other. He does much juggling, clowning, mime, and booking other performers.
Jeff says he has made millions from juggling and performing, and it shows, his nice house is packed full of entertainment items, along with much more. Here is Jeff, take a look >>
So, I stayed the night in the van and I used his shower in the morning.
4/10—While at Jeff’s we called Mark Rachel, someone Jeff has worked with in the past in a dual juggling act. This morning I drove to Mark’s house.
An interesting man.
At a young age, he went through a head injury and had a concussion. He got through that but seizures came on him—big ones. Just a couple of years ago he had brain surgery, which helped with the seizures, but affected him in other ways. His juggling skill helped much in his life.
He told me that he and his ex-wife wife have a daughter who they named, “Rachel”. Of course, that is his last name, so she is “Rachel Rachel”. He tells me she loves it and gets much interest in her name.
I went with him at lunchtime to a restaurant where, each week, he meets with nine other “singers”—Barbershop Quartet type. They did some great harmonies and singing together, which they do every week. Each was between 60 and 80 years of age it seemed. They sounded great, and it was an excellent Italian meal, too.
The people I am meeting and the experiences I have had are so varied—I love it!
That evening (last night) Mark and I attended the McKinny juggling club, at which about 15 showed up. People did club passing and a lot of talk was going on. I decided to hold one of my sessions of 3 balls where I show how to do 50 different juggling tricks. People seemed to like this very much, which made me very good. Also, I sold 8 of my Juggling with Finesse books, so a great night for me.
4/12—Off to see another juggling friend. Lewis Pillsworth in Dallas. Along with performing juggling, Lewis works for a company as a dog walker, he loves it. He is developing a routine with whips that looks wonderful. Yesterday I gave him some ideas to add to his routine, which he liked.
Lewis told me that my book, “Juggling with Finesse”, helped him with his juggling in the early days tremendously in his early years—nice to hear.
Lewis and his wife Rachel have four dogs, three of which are very large huskies. My doggie allergies came up, had to take an antihistamine.
See Lewis here >>
Yesterday another juggler stopped by to see Lewis and I. Kevin Hunt performed with The Flaming Idiots from 1988 to 2004, thousands of people loved their show. Kevin works now as a Home Inspector for insurance companies.
Watch “The Flaming Idiots here >>
Until next week, make your life a fantastic event!