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  • So much of life is routine. We get up, make coffee (or tea), eat, brush our teeth, make the bed, start our day. For each of us this it is different, and yet so much the same. Most days are filled with a normalcy; events, actions and emotions, which web and tide as our day flows. There is the occasional flat tire, the doctor appointment, maybe a pedicure or a call from a friend, which might break up the routine some. And there are planned routine breakers; vacations, a long weekend, a date with a friend, a personal day. But I think we humans find comfort in routines and expect it as part of life.

    I have to careful of too much routine, or I lose my focus. I settle in and let things just happen, and before I know it I am stuck going around and around like one of those circular doors, never stepping out to pick a direction or path to take. When I get stuck I find the best thing to do is scare myself a little by doing something that makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. I might take a new class at the gym, wear something that I love yet feel I am too old for, color my fingernails, which I never do, or order beef instead of my usually chicken or fish at dinner. And now I write. I write and share it with others, even though it scares me so because my grammar sucks and I struggle with word choice and finding my voice. But I write from my heart and share it here.

    And it helps me so; helps me to find focus, breaks up my routine and makes me feel alive.
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