Monday, February 24, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: I Feel . . .

It's topics like this week's Ten on Tuesday that give me pause as a blogger. Honesty = vulnerability, and that can be scary. {Taking a deep breath} Well, here goes!

I feel . . . 

1. extremely blessed to have the opportunity to spend this semester in England.

2. frustrated and disgusted by people who demand tolerance of others while at the same time  refusing to be tolerant of anyone whose view differs from their own.

3. like a square peg in a round hole in one area of my life.

4. happiest when I'm with my son and daughter.

5. excited about learning to contra dance after I return to the states.

6. embarrassed by my lack of technical skills re: blogging and

7.  determined to learn how to add photos and use different sizes/types of fonts, etc in my entries.

8. invigorated by the changes I plan to make when I return home.

9. thankful for facebook and other forms of technology that allow me to stay in touch with family and friends easily and at little (if any) expense.

10. pretty darned proud of myself for navigating 8 countries via 11 train journeys AND successfully following walking tours I downloaded from the internet for each of the 4 cities I stopped in -- at age 50+, by myself, and without being able to speak any of the native languages!!


  1. So why do you feel like a square peg in a round hole in one part of your life? That's why we write our blogs, isn't it? To share the scary things and by doing so, to shine a light for others. :)

  2. I have been blogging for years and I still don't know how to do it correctly. It's on my TO DO list to try and improve the look of my blog. One of these days...

    There's plenty of situations where I feel like a square peg. I'm almost enjoying it lately!

  3. Congratulations on all that travel! And if you could have seen what I needed to do to post my entry...between an old lap top, an updated work computer (that will no longer load pictures) and my phone...done!

  4. I'm still trying to figure out blogging too!

  5. What a list! Love it and wholeheartedly agree with your #2. Congrats on your traveling successes and wish you all the best in fulfilling your wishes. :)

  6. Lisa,
    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond -- it's been a super busy week here. I am definitely a square peg in a round hole in my job/workplace. I don't fit in in so many ways. Everyone is very nice, we all get along, so no problems in that respect at all. I'm just odd-person-out in almost every respect. lol

  7. I'm so glad to know I'm not alone, Donna!

  8. Wow -- I think I'd have given up if I'd had to use 3 types of technology. lol

  9. But your blog looks really nice!

  10. I'm glad I'm not alone on #2 and thank you for posting!

  11. Ah yes, well, I can relate to that. I am a writer in a trade-mark lawyer's clothing. Very uncomfortable at times. I'd love to read more about this part of your life, too. Keep up the blogging!

  12. I love how you phrased that ("a writer . . . clothing"), Lisa. I'll definitely come back to that again, hopefully soon.