• BLOG 127—In the Semi-Wilderness Currently

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
    I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
    Also, that you find joy how you can.

    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to >> kitsummers.com/blog/
    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.
    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please, befriend me.
    *** 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 ADVENTU RES!

    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>****************************************

    Each week I look for and try and make things happen to include in my blog words for you. This gives me reasons to “make” things happen. Do you, can you, live your life in that way—Make things happen to make a bigger life?

    I’m enjoying living with Beth in the semi-wilderness. Turtles, dogs, cats, raccoons, hummingbirds, yellow jackets, it’s a real zoo.

    As you know, being now with Beth is a big change in my life. I’ve missed being in a relationship so much. Not just “another person”, Beth is a special lady and we add much to each other’s life.

    Since starting a romance involves the (enthusiastically!) consenting participation of another person, it’s not altogether under your control. But it’s also worth considering the many ways in which getting into a relationship is under your control.

    When I’ve not been in a relationship in the past, life was not as fun, in any way. Relationships, for me, have added so much to my life. This has made me sad when I am not with a partner.

    Included here are ideas to find and develop a relationship. Also, these ideas can be used to help and add to the relationship you are currently in?

    There are things you can do that will affect how easy it is for you to find your romantic partner. If you’ve been struggling with that lately, as I had been, well, read on. With the right attitude, 2021 could be your year. Or, if you are currently in a bad relationship, is it time for a change?

    1) LOOK AT YOURSELF AND GET YOURSELF RIGHT.

    I mean, taking your physical fitness more seriously, working on your wardrobe and grooming routine, cultivating your talents and interests. Become as attractive as you can for another person.

    Whatever it is that you do, if you’re working on making yourself the best version of yourself, you’ll build confidence and people will start to notice you more and think of you differently. So, aim for excellence how you can.

    It’s true that not everyone has charm, money, good looks, or the other common qualities many people think they need in order to find someone, but it’s also true that if you’re feeling unlovable, unattractive or simply undateable, it’s important to.

    Whatever angle you choose to work on (and you can choose several), there’s not much that’s more attractive than a person with the humility to recognize their faults and the ambition to improve themself.

    2—THINK ABOUT HOW YOU APPROACH PEOPLE.

    If you put in some work to check — and maybe change — your perception of others and treat them as fellow humans who deserve equal rights and t+o be taken seriously, you’d be surprised at how much easier it’ll be to find someone who wants to be in a relationship with you.

    Try talking to people you know or are close to about their experiences with sexism and misogynism. Try reading books or online advice about how to be a better person, and put into practice what you learn.

    3—TRY OUT A DATING SERVICE

    If you’re not signed up for an online dating service or site, you’re your chances of finding a relationship are quite low. Over the past decade or two, online dating has skyrocketed in popularity. 

    If you’re genuinely looking for a relationship in 2021, sign up for at least one online dating option. If you’re wary of hookup-oriented apps such as Tinder or Grindr, there are a lot of sites tailored for basically every interest, demographic category, and niche subculture out there.

    4—GET OUT THERE WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE!

    If you are shy when it comes to dating, set a goal and do your hardest to hit it. Whether it’s swiping right on more people, messaging more people, or asking people out more, you should be shooting to reach out more. Above all, aim to make new friends with people.

    Opportunities to be in relationships stem from making connections, and if you’re not doing the basic stuff like saying, “Hey, let’s go see a movie” or “Want to grab drinks?” you might never end up at a point where you have the “Let’s be exclusive” conversation.

    5. BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS.

    Maybe the thing holding you back from success is that you haven’t tried hard enough. This is a long shot, but if you have a crush who you’re too scared to ask out, it might be time to give it a try and be honest about your feelings. Become friends, first.

    It’s easy to find yourself trapped in a cycle of “Now’s not the right time to bring it up,” but the truth is that if you really want to make something happen with someone, it’s better to shoot your shot.

    Make 2021 the year you find out if your interest likes you back. It’s a win/win —either they do (win) or they don’t, but you’re no longer trapped in a state of emotional suspended animation (also win) and you can start to move on and find someone new.

    6. DON’T BE SCARED OF FAILURE

    At its core, struggling to find a relationship often involves the fear of failure. If you skipped through all the above advice, take this to heart: Try your best not to let fear of failure prevent you from seeking happiness.

    A lot of people are content to go through life without pursuing their dreams because they fear trying and failing more than never trying at all. If your goal in life is to never share any beautiful moments of love and passion, then that’s fine! You do you. 

    But if you’re pretending you’re OK with being alone because it’s easier than trying to find someone and getting shot down, you’re doing yourself an immense disservice.

    Whatever it takes, remember and repeat to yourself: “2021 is the year I try to find a relationship.” Sure, you might fail. You might find yourself reading an article just like this one a year from now. But it won’t be for lack of trying.

    7. DON’T SEEK ROMANCE, SEEK FRIENDSHIP.

    Romance is for dates, and it’s fun to have on occasion in your marriage, but it’s friendship that will get you through the rough times. Don’t look for someone who sweeps you off your feet, look to become a friend, first.

    8. HAPPY PEOPLE ATTRACT BETTER PEOPLE—YOUR TYPE.

    Maybe the biggest issue in not being able to find love is that you’re not feeling good about yourself. Like yourself and like your life — really work on that, Schwartz advised. You have to be the person that you’d want to meet. Find the right person for you, it might be the best thing you ever did for yourself.

    =========================

    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 our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.

    Inspirational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.
    Words have power.
    At any age, you ca
    n (and should) make changes to make your life better.

    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 improve 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 amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    To keep your motivation, 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 you can do it!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
    Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
    But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

    I hope the words I pick do help you.
    *************************
    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS>>`

    Whatever you say you are, be the best of whatever it is.

    At any age, you can make the change and aim your life anew.
    Now, it’s time to get out there and do
    something incredible that you can rejoice in!
    =================================

    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    7/17—In the yard today was a raccoon eating some cat food we put out that was extra and older. This raccoon scarfed the food down; good to see. Later I saw that Beth’s dog, Jemma, was after something in the yard. I looked and found a turtle digging.

    The Eastern Box Turtle was a wonder to see. Beth has had many turtles in the past and knows how to take care of them. We found a box (for the “box” turtle), and put in spinach, lettuce, and even put in two live worms (the worms were consumed quickly.)

    We will only keep the turtle (named “Steve”, after my friend, Steve Mills) for just a few days, then she will be returned to the wilderness out back of the house. Turtles stay within one mile of the area where they were born. If they are removed from their home, they will spend the rest of their lives trying to get back to their birthplace area.

    So, we moved her about 20 ft away into the woods. Amazingly, this turtle found her way back to the same area where I first found her; when we returned she made her way back into the dog yard. She started digging a hole. Now we will have to protect that area.

    This common turtle can have a carapace length of about 6″ (15 cm). They are usually brown or black with radiating yellow markings on each scale. The scales on the turtle’s body may be yellow, orange, or reddish.

    Box turtles are called box turtles because they can withdraw their arms and legs, tail, and head into their shell and close up tightly like a closed box. A hinge on their shell allows them to do this. This shell is called a “Plastron”. Males have a concave plastron, reddish eyes, and the cloaca is closer to the tip of the tail.

    Box turtles are the most terrestrial of any turtle in South Carolina. They are most often encountered during spring or summer after a rain shower. They are active during the day, wandering through forests or fields in search of food—earthworms, berries, mushrooms, etc.

    During the fall, box turtles move to valleys where they bury themselves under the soil or leaf litter. They hibernate in a shallow burrow in the soil. Like wood frogs and several other reptiles and amphibians, box turtles can survive freezing and very cold periods during the winter.

    Box turtles, like most turtles, have very long lifespans. They can live for well over 100 years. However, most probably do not live longer than 30 or 40 years in the wild.

    A major cause of death for this turtle is automobile traffic! Thousands and thousands of box turtles are killed by cars every year, though no one knows how this affects the species as a whole.

    Individual box turtles usually have home ranges about the size of a football field. As I wrote, this amazing turtle was able to make it back into the yard and has started digging a hole to lay eggs in. I will let you know the progress of “Steve”, the turtle.

    7/19-23What a life I am leading. Often I do not even know what day of the week it is. The days sort of flow together into a magnificent life. I hope you find the same magnificence in your life.

    Loving where we live—partial wilderness and close access to a city, Augusta, Georgia. Quiet and nice, only one other house on this street.

    Even though I am not traveling and spending more time in the wilderness, I will still write you and try and motivate you with my words.

    I would love to hear from you!
    Either through Facebook or email –
    kitsummers@gmail.com

    *************************
    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Summer is coming, have you prepared yourself to get into the best shape you have ever been in? Start with stretching and work up to weights and running how you can. It’s time, start today.

    *************************

    NEXT BLOG>>

    This week out to the wilderness.

    One place will be Parsons Mountain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBR9s6srDQ

    Also, Badwell Cemetary,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf1HoCKB7gk

    and

    Long Canes Massacre Cemetery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnumDtu418

    Both said to be haunted, wish us luck.

    Hope I will still be around to write next week’s blog.


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  • BLOG 126—In the Semi-Wilderness Currently

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
    I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
    Also, that you find joy how you can.

    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to >> kitsummers.com/blog/
    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.
    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please, befriend me.
    *** 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 MEIn
    ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

    ****************************************

    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    Each week I look for and try and make things happen to include in my blog words for you. This gives me reasons to “make” things happen. Do you, can you, live your life in that way—Make things happen to make a bigger life?

    As you know, being now with Beth is a big change in my life. I’ve missed being in a relationship so much. Not just “another person”, Beth is a special lady and we add much to each other’s life.

    Since starting a romance involves the (enthusiastically!) consenting participation of another person, it’s not altogether under your control. But it’s also worth considering the many ways in which getting into a relationship is under your control.

    When I’ve not been in a relationship in the past, life was not as fun, in any way. Relationships, for me, have added so much to my life. This has made me sad when I am not with a partner.

    Included here are ideas to find and develop a relationship. Also, these ideas can be used to help and add to the relationship you are currently in?

    There are things you can do that will affect how easy it is for you to find your romantic partner. If you’ve been struggling with that lately, as I had been, well, read on. With the right attitude, 2021 could be your year. Or, if you are currently in bad relationship, is it time for a change?

    1) LOOK AT YOURSELF AND GET YOURSELF RIGHT.

    I mean, taking your physical fitness more seriously, working on your wardrobe and grooming routine, cultivating your talents and interests. Become as attractive as you can for another person.

    Whatever it is that you do, if you’re working on making yourself the best version of yourself, you’ll build confidence and people will start to notice you more and think of you differently. So, aim for excellence how you can.

    It’s true that not everyone has charm, money, good looks, or the other common qualities many people think they need in order to find someone, but it’s also true that if you’re feeling unlovable, unattractive or simply undateable, it’s important to.

    Whatever angle you choose to work on (and you can choose several), there’s not much that’s more attractive than a person with the humility to recognize their faults and the ambition to improve themself.

    2—THINK ABOUT HOW YOU APPROACH PEOPLE.

    If you put in some work to check — and maybe change — your perception of others and treat them as fellow humans who deserve equal rights and t+o be taken seriously, you’d be surprised at how much easier it’ll be to find someone who wants to be in a relationship with you.

    Try talking to people you know or are close to about their experiences with sexism and misogynistic. Try reading books or online advice about how to be a better person, and put into practice what you learn.

    3—TRY OUT A DATING SERVICE

    If you’re not signed up for an online dating service or site, you’re your chances of finding a relationship are quite low. Over the past decade or two, online dating has skyrocketed in popularity. POF is a superb site to find the right person. This is a good site, which is free.

    If you’re genuinely looking for a relationship in 2021, sign up for at least one online dating option. If you’re wary of hookup-oriented apps such as Tinder or Grindr, there are a lot of sites tailored for basically every interest, demographic category, and niche subculture out there.

    4—GET OUT THERE WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE!

    If you are shy when it comes to dating, set a goal and do your hardest to hit it. Whether it’s swiping right on more people, messaging more people, or asking people out more, you should be shooting to reach out more. Above all, aim to make new friends with people.

    Opportunities to be in relationships stem from making connections, and if you’re not doing the basic stuff like saying, “Hey, let’s go see a movie” or “Want to grab drinks?” you might never end up at a point where you have the “Let’s be exclusive” conversation.

    5. BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS.

    Maybe the thing holding you back from success is that you haven’t tried hard enough. This is a long shot, but if you have a crush who you’re too scared to ask out, it might be time to give it a try and be honest about your feelings. Become friends, first.

    It’s easy to find yourself trapped in a cycle of “Now’s not the right time to bring it up,” but the truth is that if you really want to make something happen with someone, it’s better to shoot your shot.

    Make 2021 the year you find out if your interest likes you back. It’s a win/win —either they do (win) or they don’t, but you’re no longer trapped in a state of emotional suspended animation (also win) and you can start to move on and find someone new.

    6. DON’T BE SCARED OF FAILURE

    At its core, struggling to find a relationship often involves the fear of failure. If you skipped through all the above advice, take this to heart: Try your best not to let fear of failure prevent you from seeking happiness.

    A lot of people are content to go through life without pursuing their dreams because they fear trying and failing more than never trying at all. If your goal in life is to never share any beautiful moments of love and passion, then that’s fine! You do you. 

    But if you’re pretending you’re OK with being alone because it’s easier than trying to find someone and getting shot down, you’re doing yourself an immense disservice.

    Whatever it takes, remember and repeat to yourself: “2021 is the year I try to find a relationship.” Sure, you might fail. You might find yourself reading an article just like this one a year from now. But it won’t be for lack of trying.

    7. DOB’T SEEK ROMANCE, SEEK FRIENDSHIP.

    Romance is for dates, and it’s fun to have on occasion in your marriage, but it’s friendship that will get you through the rough times. Don’t look for someone who sweeps you off your feet, look to become a friend, first.

    8. HAPPY PEOPLE ATTRACT BETTER PEOPLE—YOUR TYPE.

    Maybe the biggest issue in not being able to find love is that you’re not feeling good about yourself. Like yourself and like your life — really work on that, Schwartz advised. You have to be the person that you’d want to meet. Find the right person for you, it might be the best thing you ever did for yourself.

    =========================

    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 our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.

    Inspirational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.
    Words have power.
    At any age, you ca
    n (and should) make changes to make your life better.

    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 improve 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 amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    To keep your motivation, 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 you can do it!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
    Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
    But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

    I hope the words I pick do help you.
    *************************
    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS>>`

    Whatever you say you are, be the best of whatever it is.

    At any age, you can make the change and aim your life anew.
    Now, it’s time to get out there and do
    something incredible that you can rejoice in!
    =================================

    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    7/17—In the yard today was a raccoon eating some cat food we put out that was extra and older. This raccoon scarfed the food down; good to see. Later I saw that Beth’s dog, Jemma, was after something in the yard. I looked and found a turtle digging.

    The Eastern Box Turtle was a wonder to see. Beth has had many turtles in the past and knows how to take care of them. We found a box (for the “box” turtle), and put in spinach, lettuce, and even put in two live worms (the worms were consumed quickly.)

    We will only keep the turtle (named “Steve”, after my friend, Steve Mills) for just a few days, then she will be returned to the wilderness out back of the house. Turtles stay within one mile of the area where they were born. If they are removed from their home, they will spend the rest of their lives trying to get back to their birthplace area.

    So, we moved her about 20 ft away into the woods. Amazingly, this turtle found her way back to the same area where I first found her; when we returned she made her way back into the dog yard. She started digging a hole. Now we will have to protect that area.

    This common turtle can have a carapace length of about 6″ (15 cm). They are usually brown or black with radiating yellow markings on each scale. The scales on the turtle’s body may be yellow, orange, or reddish.

    Box turtles are called box turtles because they can withdraw their arms and legs, tail, and head into their shell and close up tightly like a closed box. A hinge on their shell allows them to do this. This shell is called a “Plastron”. Males have a concave plastron, reddish eyes, and the cloaca is closer to the tip of the tail.

    Box turtles are the most terrestrial of any turtle in South Carolina. They are most often encountered during spring or summer after a rain shower. They are active during the day, wandering through forests or fields in search of food—earthworms, berries, mushrooms, etc.

    During the fall, box turtles move to valleys where they bury themselves under the soil or leaf litter. They hibernate in a shallow burrow in the soil. Like wood frogs and several other reptiles and amphibians, box turtles can survive freezing and very cold periods during the winter.

    Box turtles, like most turtles, have very long lifespans. They can live for well over 100 years. However, most probably do not live longer than 30 or 40 years in the wild.

    A major cause of death for this turtle is automobile traffic! Thousands and thousands of box turtles are killed by cars every year, though no one knows how this affects the species as a whole.

    Individual box turtles usually have home ranges about the size of a football field. As I wrote, this amazing turtle was able to make it back into the yard and has started digging a hole to lay eggs in. I will let you know the progress of “Steve”, the turtle.

    7/19-23What a life I am leading. Often I do not even know what day of the week it is. The days sort of flow together into a magnificent life. I hope you find the same magnificence in your life.

    Loving where we live—partial wilderness and close access to a city, Augusta, Georgia. Quiet and nice, only one other house on this street.

    Even though I am not traveling and spending more time in the wilderness, I will still write you and try and motivate you with my words.

    I would love to hear from you!
    Either through Facebook or email –
    kitsummers@gmail.com

    *************************
    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Summer is coming, have you prepared yourself to get into the best shape you have ever been in? Start with stretching and work up to weights and running how you can. It’s time, start today.

    *************************

    NEXT BLOG>>

    This week out to the wilderness.

    One place will be Parsons Mountain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBR9s6srDQ

    Also, Badwell Cemetary,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf1HoCKB7gk

    and

    Long Canes Massacre Cemetery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnumDtu418

    Both said to be haunted, wish us luck.

    Hope I will still be around to write next week’s blog.

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  • BLOG 124—We Saw Some Superb Jugglers this Week

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
    I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
    Also, that you find joy how you can.

    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to >> kitsummers.com/blog/
    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.
    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please, befriend me.
    *** 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 >>

    Enjoying my time with Beth, and, it looks like we will be enjoying our time together for the rest of our lives.

    After Tina left me a few years ago, I thought I would not be able to find anyone to be with; I saw a solo life in my future. I am so happy Beth and I met and fell in love – this adds so much to my life.

    This week Beth and I went to see Niels Duinker in Myrtle Beach. A few other great jugglers were there at the time, too. One of which was Albert Lucas, a fantabulous juggler.

    After the show, Beth and I started the four-hour drive back home. I found a place where we could sleep in the van between the growth of many trees. It takes some time to set up the van for sleep for two people.

    It ended up that we set the small inflatable bed outside the van on the grass. I slept in the van and Beth on the mattress outside the van. This was the first time she had slept in the wilderness and the first time sleeping outside under the stars. We both slept well.

    =========================

    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 our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.

    Inspirational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.
    Words have power.
    At any age, you ca
    n (and should) make changes to make your life better.

    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 improve 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 amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    To keep your motivation, 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 you can do it!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
    Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
    But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

    I hope the words I pick do help you.
    *************************
    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS>>

    We all go through hard times and setbacks. After you have gone through the change, even if left-over after effects exist, LET GO of these memories.

    Letting go will release your freedom. This, “FREEDOM”, is the only condition for your happiness to return and grow. As you let go of bad thoughts and memories, your life is sure to advance.

    At any age, you can make the change and aim your life anew.
    Now, it’s time to get out there and do
    something incredible that you can rejoice in!
    =================================

    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    7-10—Still working on Beth’s roof and around the house. She found a sofa, a huge one, that we had to retrieve with the van. So, I took everything out and we made three trips to get the big pieces.

    7/11—Albert Lucas was there, as was Niels Duinker, Slim Chance (David Hirschi), and Deena Frooman (helping to run the International Jugglers Association—The IJA). Along with other jugglers from the area. So, some good representatives of the juggling world.

    We were all there to witness Niels’ act at the Wonder Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The audience was there only to see Niels’ show; he was the only one in the show. Afterward, I gave him some ideas to improve what he does, he did like my ideas.

    Watch and be entertained >>

    Niels — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rPNSvo5Bc&t=65s

    Albert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rPNSvo5Bc

    Slim — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZUtR2Lyj9A

    Deena — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAfRp0Bfvp4

    The show was from 4 in the afternoon until about 5:30, after, all of us went across the way to BarLouie. A classy place, all had a good time there. Then, Beth and I started down the road to home. While driving I was looking for a place to park for the night so we could sleep.

    Kit signing books for jugglers. 

    At the entrance to a big field there was a break in the trees; this was our place for the night. I started to set the van up for us to sleep, Beth told me to just put her inflatable mattress out on the ground. She told me this was the first time she had slept out under the stars.

    7/12-16Not much happening these days. Working on Beth’s home and lands, making things better and better. It surprises me that people often do not make improvements to their living situation. Make even small improvements daily and they will add up to a better life.

    I would love to hear from you!
    Either through Facebook or email –
    kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Do you ever write and send a letter the old-fashioned way, with a pen and mail by post? This week, write to three people, letters written by hand and sent with love.

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    NEXT BLOG>>

    I will send you some photos of Beth’s house to show you the efforts I am taking to improve things.
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  • BLOG 123—Living in the wilderness

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
    I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
    Also, that you find joy how you can.

    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to >> kitsummers.com/blog/
    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.
    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please, befriend me.
    *** 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!

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    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    Living with Beth in McCormick, SC on a dead-end street sort of in the wilderness, is like heaven for me. In fact, we never lock up when we go out, it is that safe (and, no, I won’t tell you our address.)

    I have been making improvements to our home how I can, I see a remodeling of the bathroom and kitchen in the future.

    I was on a ladder on the roof and discovered a wasps nest—or, they discovered me. After a few bee stings I got down ffrom the ladder. We got some wasp repellent and I knocked down some nests, yet, there were more under the shingles. I think I have chased them all away.

    As I am walking out of Beth’s front door, I see a growth of plants about shoulder high, five different kinds of plants. Then a nice lawn to juggle on. On this short street, there are only two houses, Beth’s and the house that belongs to Don and Teresa, a lovely couple, older like us.

    Looking beyond the small road, the is an open grass area with trees throughout. These are a number of horses who live behind the fence, A few times we have brought over apples to feed the houses. Nice and quiet, what a wonderful place to live. Good to have a home-base again.

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    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 our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.

    Inspirational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.
    Words have power.
    At any age, you ca
    n (and should) make changes to make your life better.

    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 improve 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 amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    To keep your motivation, 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 you can do it!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
    Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
    But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

    I hope the words I pick do help you.
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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS>>

    Live your life deliberately and enjoy the necessary and providential elements of being alive. Make reasons to live a full life and help others how you can.

    Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.

    As you know, I have been living and traveling in my van for about five years now. This has been a big change in all aspects of my life-style. To me, shaping your outlook on life is the highest art of all.

    Always do what you can to have a full life for yourself.

    At any age, you can make the change and aim your life anew.
    Now, it’s time to get out there and do
    something incredible that you can rejoice in!
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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    7/3—Went to Abbeville. A lovely little town. like me, Beth does not do anything for most holidays.

    Being out of the city, do not hear many fireworks, a good thing.

    7/5—Visited Beth’s friends, Josh and Tiffany, who have a wonderful farm where I juggled carrots while feeding the donkeys.

    7/6—On a ladder putting gutter guards on Beth’s roof gutters. There were wasps nests I did not see. After getting stung by a few, I sprayed a repellent and that chased them away.

    7/7—Holly bushes are nasty plants. As you might know, the leaves have spiky ends and hurt to even look at them. And, they are very hard to dig up and will multiply themselves much. I cut off all the main branches and drilled holes in the leftovers. I am pouring Acetone into the holes and this will kill off these nasty plants. 
    Did not do much this week, therefore not much to write about.

    I would love to hear from you!
    Either through Facebook or email –
    kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Do something kind for someone who would least expect it.

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    NEXT BLOG>>

    Beth and I will be going to Myrtle Beach to see my juggler friend, Niels Duinker.
    You will hear more next week.
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  • BLOG 122—My Life has Changed—Life is Better

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)
    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
    I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
    Also, that you find joy how you can.
    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to >> kitsummers.com/blog/
    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.
    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please, befriend me.
    *** 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 >>
    Together now, but at first, Beth did not want to be with me. She was to the point where she did not want to be with any guy at any time in her future.
    From what she told me, she was with some bad guys in her past. I won her over, we are madly in love!
    Both being at the older age of 62, we each know what we like and want in life. We have found it in each other and plan on being together until our death. Actually, we are like two kids playing—all the time.
    Beth’s home in McCormick, South Carolina is in the wilderness; deer now and them and many trees, a grand place. This will be our home-base as we travel out of the area to National Parks and wilderness areas. So, I will have many more stories for you in the future.
    I have been looking for a partner for so long, as you might know. I found her in Beth, and I am very happy with my find.
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    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 our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.
    Inspirational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
    I hope to inspire you with my words.
    Words have power.
    At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
    You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
    When you improve 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 amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
    To keep your motivation, 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 you can do it!
    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
    Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
    But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
    I hope the words I pick do help you.
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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS>>
    From my book series, Beyond Your Potential.
    The power of your brain is phenomenal. You have the power to do things well beyond whatever you could ever imagine.
    Your brain is a vast, largely mysterious source of energy and power; and when used correctly, you do wonders. You can alter your life at any time.
    You can change your reality!
    We are continually learning new things about the brain and how it works.
    Because we know so little about how the brain works, many people dismiss the potential of their own minds.
    When they do limit themselves in this way, they diminish their power and their success in life. People often don’t know how to pull up these good thoughts.
    In this book, I will show how you can pull from the deep parts of your mind and take full advantage of your brain to help you go beyond your potential.
    You can reach the success that you yearn for.
    The more you use your mind for innovative thinking,
    the better and longer you will be able to use your intellect.
    Some of the most successful people in the world have believed in the power of their minds and tapped into that power to stretch toward their best, bringing inconceivable riches, success, and comfortable life. This has been documented in numerous studies.
    Over time, there have been many books and studies on the power of the mind.
    It still amazes me how little we know about the brain. You have power, learn to release yours.
    What will it take to release the potential of your incredible mind? You must believe, without any reservation, that your mind can fulfill all your desires, dreams, and plans.
    This stretching must consume you, taking over all parts of your attention.
    Emotionally picture yourself having or doing whatever your desire is and you can have anything in life. To help toward this end, you will need to increase your learning and increase your studies.
    In my studies for this book, I learned that our brains are constantly changing and can keep growing with new knowledge all the time. The more you use it, the better your brain will become.
    Allow your mind to take off with your deepest wants and desires in an intense way.
    This intense thinking and confidence must be focused in a way that creates a new world for you. History and many books have shown that if you truly reach for the deepest recesses of your thinking you can achieve astounding results.
    Open your eyes and your mind to examine what could be.
    At any age, you can make the change and aim your life anew.
    Now, it’s time to get out there and do
    something incredible that you can rejoice in!
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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
    6/28-30—Spending time with Beth has been a joy.
    7/1—Surgery time again. I had the following surgery done a few times in the past. Once again, I’ve been having trouble swallowing food. I went to Dr. Bachinski in Greenwood, SC.
    Dr. Bachinski found that I had a stricture in the middle third of my esophagus. In fact, on the initial visit, his scope could not ever pass down my throat. To fix me a tube had to be inserted into my throat and then inflated, which opened me up.
    The first thing was an IV was put into my vein. Then, later, the anesthesiologist included some Diprivan that was introduced into my bloodstream, along with Propofol.
    I’ve been put out before, I wanted to fight against the drug and stay awake as long as I could. We sleep many hours every night, I’ve always wanted to see the point where our mind goes from consciousness to unconsciousness. This has kept me awake many nights trying to find this point, could not.
    I thought going under by drugs would be easier to see the change. But, the drugs present a certain comfort and pleasure that I did not see that point of change. Have you ever tried to find this point?
    7/2—Awakening early, I joked around with Beth in the early morning hours. I am liking my new life with Beth; much.
    Working on many projects around here, including redoing the kitchen and building a bed platform.
    I would love to hear from you!
    Either through Facebook or email – kitsummers@gmail.com
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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
    Do you waste water, paper, glass, other resources? This week, find a way to reuse and recycle all that you use. In taking a shower, I have the water on to get wet, then turn off the water and soap down. Then rinse. I use less than a gallon in each shower. Find ways you can use less and get more.
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    NEXT BLOG>>
    More time with Beth having fun.
    You will read of this in my writings.
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