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Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course

Think about what you wanted to accomplish last week. Did you? What are the things that hold you back from doing everything you’d like to do?

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Today’s daily prompt has hit home for me today. I was thinking to myself late last night that I didn’t get half of what I wanted to get done this past week or so.

As for the why, well, there are several contributing factors. The biggest being myself. I have felt restless, edgy and distracted for a few weeks now. I have no idea why. Maybe it’s being housebound for weeks on end. Maybe it’s the weather and it’s most definitely been the awful wind.

I have had a lot on my mind and haven’t been able to find resolutions to some of my problems. I hate that. I’m a thinking person. My mind is always running full speed ahead! The only time it slows down is when I’m sleeping. Lately, though even sleeping has been difficult. Filled with vivid dreams and confusing dialogs.


I try to pay attention to my dreams, as they usually help me find solutions to problems or answers to questions. I’ve trained myself through the years to remember most of my dreams. If you can interpret your dreams, a lot of life’s problems can be solved if you keep your heart and mind open to them.

My dreams have mostly been a reflection of my restlessness it seems. They don’t make any sense no matter how I look at them. I’ve dreamed several times of my late father, which usually comforts me, but these dreams haven’t. They are tiring and confusing and make no sense.

For now I’ll try not to worry about the dreams.

My health was not the best the last few months.  I don’t usually talk about my health problems as I want my blog to be uplifting, happy and full of wonderful stories, whether fiction or not. Life has a way of stepping on my toes on this one.

As many of you know, I’m a diabetic. Lately I’ve been having problems keeping my blood sugar stable. Stress is a major factor in that one. Less stress equals lower blood sugars. I don’t see the end of my stress in the near future. It is what it is. Having higher sugars than normal means, for me, more joint pain, more fuzzy eyesight, more fitful sleep and just feeling like my mind is full of cotton. So once again, I try to adjust my eating habits to help lower the sugars. Constant battle. I hate it.

Every  joint in my body hurts, all the time. That sucks. I’m not a complainer. I go through my pain and suffer silently. I just withdraw more into myself and just don’t feel like talking. That’s just me. I’m a loner anyway, but these past weeks, even I don’t like my company.

So what are the things that hold me back from accomplishing everything I want to? Diabetes, lack of good sleep, pain, stress and wanting to just get away for a while. It’s been hell lately, but it’s something that I will work through. I’m stubborn that way.

On the good news front, I have started another novel. Some know that I have been working on “The Key” for a year now. I’m more than half way done with it. I need to give it a rest for a bit as I seem to be stuck. My other novel is a memoir. I’ve made the decision to put that on the back burner for now. At least while my mother is alive. It’s a scorcher and some of it I don’t want my mother to know about as it would just give her pain. No sense in doing that.


My new WIP (work in progress) is one I’ve had in my head for over a year. It’s part mystery, part revenge, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. I haven’t come up with a title yet. I’ll have to write a bit more than it will come to me. I’m excited to finally start getting it down in writing. So I suppose my time hasn’t been a complete waste.

I just wish I could get more done than I have. I’m not whining. Well, not much. I just have to figure out what my dad is trying to tell me in my dreams.




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Do you believe in dreams and that they can help you? What new projects if any have you got planned for the coming year? Let me know! 


20 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course

  1. It’s good to hear your whine so mine’s not so alone. We can whine in unison. I’m having cheese with mine. Same problem, slight difference. Had some sweets, bun on a burger, fries and my knees, hips and ankles are killing me. The carbs cause inflammation which leads to inflammation in the brain. (depression). I know this and yet, when I get tired of the strict diet required to stay well, I indulge, which leads to more downward spiraling. I hurt so bad I can hardly move and not sleeping well at night but needing to nap during the day. So the last 2 days have been carb free. It may take a week to get the knees to go up and down stairs again. I rarely remember dreams. But I agree with you that the weather has a great deal to do with your unrest. Especially the wind. It always makes me erratic. BTW, I make the collar to my shirt upside-down last night and had to take it apart this morning. That’s never happened before. I hope you feel better soon. When you whine, we don’t feel so alone.:)


    1. I do lots of things that I never did before, or forget things, or something. So you are not alone Marlene. Yeah, I notice when I eat too much of stuff I’m not suppose to it affects me a lot. Oh to me young again and not have to worry about that stuff. Even 10 years ago I was so much better off health wise. The last 10 years have been hell. Sigh. See there I go whining again. 🙂


  2. I know pain the same with my lupus stress = pain. I don’t sleep well either. I only had a few hours last night. I am free to write my memoirs and I’ve attempted several times I’m trying a new method. I think for both of us time is on our side and in time we will accomplish what we want to. So don’t beat yourself up over it.


    1. Thank you Kim, I try not to be too hard on myself. Sometimes I slip. Pain is well a pain. I can’t remember the last time I had a good nights sleep. Ugh.


  3. Good luck with your novel and I hope you get your stress under control soon.
    I’ve been having really weird dreams the last couple of nights but I’ve got a really bad cold at the moment and that always screws things up a bit so I’m not going to read to much into them 🙂


  4. Sorry to hear about your pain. I hope you can find ways to handle your stress so that it will not affect you that much heath-wise. I had a very high stress level for a long time both at work and at home and it would have killed me had I not learned to “even it out”. I did a lot of meditation and that helped quite a bit. Then I tried my best to let go of things I couldn’t change – and stop worrying about everything. The latter was difficult for me, but I’ve become a bit better over time. Spring will be here soon and things will look better, I’m sure. A big hug!!


    1. Thank you tiny! I usually handle stress much better than I have lately. I hit a bump and then it’s a wake up call for me to stop stressing. Like you I meditate to feel calmer. Maybe it’s my interrupted sleep lately. It’s hard to handle anything when your tired. 🙂 Big hugs back. I will be ok. I think I’ve hit that wall with myself and now I will be better.


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