A Reflection

Dear reader, recently I embarked on a 90 day journey of reflection, discovery and renewal. I would like to share with you my three-day mental break, not a vacation or staycation, my first ever mental break. Let me explain, its been a long time since I have taken a break that did not include going to see the grandchildren ( the three loves of my life) or visiting my mother who lives in South Carolina. I have had the romantic get away  and the girls road trip. But I have never taken a mental break and go where I wanted and just do nothing. This is the summary of my three day mental break and what I learned.

Its  been years since I have taken a time out and retreated from life with a purpose.  I choose a beautiful space in the country to take for refection, and renewal of my body,  mind and spirit. I needed to get away from the responsibilities of work, writing, blogging, and think about the new direction for the next stage of my life. I have come to this conclusion,  I am going to be patient and stay focused and not allow distractions to take me off my path. I deserve to surrounded myself with pointless people, meaning people who do not support my growth in all areas of my life.

Goal number 1. Complete all writing projects by Before June 1, 2019. Goal number 2. Complete my Masters (I have one class remaining) fall 2019.  Goal number 3. Clean up my finances.  I have stated this journey to reclaim my health, and to reflect  and  begin  a new path in life where I can reap better results.  I am preparing to live the life that I have visioned. The writing projects is for personal satisfaction. Completing my education is about  making a new career goal. Cleaning up my credit reports and focusing on my finances will afford me the money that I need to keep taking mental breaks, better vacations and to move out of New York City, a goal that I have been talking about for years. At this stage of my life my personal life is not important.  I need all my time and energy to achieve my goals , and I seriously need to ponder if I really want to be in a relationship. I need time to reevaluate that part of my life. In the meantime, I must get busy I do not have any more time to waste.

I hope reading this will inspired  you to think about starting  your own journey of reflection, discovery and renewal. Take a step back and think when was the last time you had a real mental break.

What Say You/

Greetings from the Mad Dater

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Photo by Howard Harris

This post is dedicated to one of my most sincere supporters, Mr. Michael Roach, you said in one of your comments that you sensed that the Mad Dater is ” growing weary in her quest that one who is meant for her.”

To this the Mad Dater says, that she is past feeling weary, especially, with online dating schemes. Most men are frauds online as well as in person. The one good aspect about searching for a partner online is that, it allows a person the opportunity to go through multiple profiles and to have online discussions, before wasting time suffering through tragic date, after date, after date.

What the Mad Dater noticed is that, men  are willing to be just as dishonest online as they are in person. She is truly at a loss  for words, as to why people who are not rational and moral thinkers, play mental and emotional games with individuals, who are honestly and hopefully, seeking to find a descent person, on the other side of the computer to enjoy life with.

WHAT SAY YOU?