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  • dedicatedmommy7710 12:48 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Poof! 

    Today’s prompt reminds me of the word problems found in logic tests You enter a room with a candle a box of matches and stove…. or something like that

    But today we are tasked with:

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    An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

    http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/breathing-room/

    I have many questions about this room.  Is it three things at a time? Can I go in and install carpeting one day and then it doesn’t count as my three the next day? Does it already come with carpet so that I don’t have to do all this labor?

    If I follow the premise I’d say I’d take a magical incense burner that would never run out and change based on my mood, and a nook (my magical book that could change into any story I want).  I’m including myself in the three items because I’d hate to bring a bean bag to read in and then get poofed out of existence whilst trying to read in peace.

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    • andy1076 12:51 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      mmmm…dang now you got me wondering too, surely indoor decor doesn’t count? 😉

      • dedicatedmommy7710 12:54 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I should hope not but you never know with these magical rooms. Their probably like Genies and you must be very specific!

        • andy1076 1:02 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink

          mmm true true, one lamp and three wishes eh 😀

  • dedicatedmommy7710 12:43 pm on June 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Countdown to adventure 

    Todays prompt: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/longing-for-gravity/

    my son, my husband, my family, music, real food, the sound of a rainy thunderstorm, the smell of fresh cut grass, going to the beach just to hear the waves crash, taking a walk in the woods, curling up on the couch with a good book and some smelly candles and a glass of wine, lounging on the front porch with a cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoon, watching the ducks in my backyard.

    But what do I get for leaving all that behind?

    I get to go into outerfuckinspace!

    BigDoor

     

     
  • dedicatedmommy7710 6:32 pm on March 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Daily Prompt, robert greene, self actualization, the road to mastery   

    The road least traveled 

    I haven’t posted in some time now, haven’t even really checked in with WordPress.  Maybe in the past I would have apologized for this; but, I read a blog on here once (Can’t for the life of me remember the overall topic or who it was by) that said: Don’t apologize for not writing.  So I’m not going to.

    Fact is I’ve been busy with life.  Getting married in 31 days, a full-of-wonder 3-year-old at home, and a full-time job with ever mounting responsibilities.  All of these things are fantastic, but leave me with little life left in me at the end of the day!

    Okay on to business.

    I always have so many topics floating through my brain it’s hard to pin one down long enough to talk about it.  Given that most of my “writing” is done while I’m at work and in as much secrecy as possible the possibility of fleshing these ideas out.  I have been doing a lot of reading, and listening to books, and podcasts with guests that are talking about self-development.  Constant and continual progress of self is so vitally important to me, that taking in as much information from others as possible to add to my own repertoire of knowledge is key.

    I decided to write today.  I log in and find our daily prompt : The Happy Wanderer which is of course asking a very generic question regarding travel habits and whether you pack your socks in order of color and have every moment planned out.  (While I do suffer from moments of OCDish tendencies should I ever find myself in a position where I am able to GTFO out of dodge for any period of time I’ll probably just be throwing shit in a suitcase and running away before someone changes their minds and I have to stay!!)  So while this prompt didn’t really speak to me in any real travel abroad and tell stories of the road kind of way…it did lead me to explore the road least traveled, one of self-actualization.  You see I think Maslow had it wrong.

    Maslow's_Hierarchy_of_Needs

    I don’t believe self-actualization is the last step in leading a healthy happy life.  I think, if you can’t accept facts, let go of prejudice and realize your inner talents, you will not be able to be completely successful at every thing else you attempt.

    I have just started listening to this book but I highly recommend it. Mastery by Robert Greene.

    So that’s where I am at right now, wandering down a very forgotten road in our society, and absolutely neglected by many in my generation.  I seek to find many questions along the way, and hope to work toward answering some too!

    Cheers~!

     
  • dedicatedmommy7710 3:53 pm on February 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beauty, Daily Prompt, hindsight, nature, nostalgia, perspective   

    The beauty in hindsight 

    UntitledThis is where I  grew up.

    Rumney, NH

    The Prompt

    The canopy of green in the summer is enormous and with sunlight trickling through the branches it couldn’t be any more serene.  The smell of pine needles and dense forest growth, delicate pink Lady Slippers adorning the forest floor. Ancient rocks and trees long since felled into their current resting place, covered in multitudes of moss varieties.  All this and more could be seen, heard, felt, smelled, touched from the hand-built log cabin we lived in.  Almost a complete self-sustaining lifestyle, with gardens for vegetables and herbs, chickens for eggs, pigs and turkeys raised and slaughtered yearly for meat, in addition to the animals hunted or trapped.  We used wood fires burned in cast iron stoves for heat in the winter, and the very nature of the house kept it cool in the summer.  The beauty of where I was and what I had, was never explained to me, was never emphasized as a kid.  Growing up I HATED this place, this quite little town with one stop light, with one or two corner stores, the typical main street with library, school, and town hall all surrounding a town center.  People worked, in the community, some traveled but not much. The nearest town of any size was 20 min away and there wasn’t much more to do there as a career.

    I hated that my small little town of  1480 people who all knew each other.  Kids we went started school with, we graduated 8th grade with, having been in the same one-building school-house for all 8 years we were more like brothers and sisters than mere classmates.  My first grade teacher was my step fathers first grade teacher and went on to be my little brother’s principle.

    I moved away when I was 18 and have been back only a handful of times.  I live almost 1455 miles away now and oh how I miss it.  I miss the quaint little town that only New England can do.

    UntitledWhere I Live Now

    Fort Pierce, FL

    I look around where I live now and I see a struggling attempt at life.  A renewed “historical downtown” with a fancy courthouse and a theater, a marina with a new boardwalk area only brings life to those who can afford to venture there.  That downtown wasn’t rebuilt to help anyone who lives here, it was built to attract the people from surrounding towns who already have money.  Who roll up their windows and drive a little bit faster until they get to their destination.  Meanwhile once you leave the main street of this downtown area you see the poverty, you see the lack of community.

    I don’t truly live in this town either.  I sleep here, my mail comes here that’s about it.  I work 30 minutes away, my son goes to daycare in the next town and I will move out of this area before he is of age to go to one of the local elementary schools.  My want for a simpler life, surrounded by the comforts and beauty of nature and quiet is shared by my fiance and the plans for our house in the “country” are being drawn up in our heads at the moment, with the strong push toward making a reality the focus of our goals.  It will never be the tree-lined dirt road hidden away from everyone that I had the unknown pleasure of growing up in but I will do my best to make it something we can be proud of and hopefully I be able to give my son the tools to appreciate it for what it is, and what we were trying to do with it.

     
  • dedicatedmommy7710 7:20 pm on February 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Attaining the intangible 

    Today’s daily prompt as many of you know falls in line with the grandiose holiday that is Valentine’s Day.

    Asking us about our first crush, all the typical feelings that are meant to come along with it.

    I don’t ever assume to speak for anyone other than myself and to that here’s my thoughts on the matter from the mindset of where I am now in my life.

    My first crush, my first “love” my first sweaty palms and heart twitterpations don’t even being to compare to what I feel now, and I don’t feel any of those things at all.

    One year three months and 3 days ago I met my soul mate.  I didn’t know then that he was my soul mate.  But it didn’t take long to figure it out.  My now fiance and I met on e-harmony.  Yup that shit really works, if you’re honest with and about yourself.  We got engaged less than a year after we e-met.  Many people may scoff at that, criticize and say how can you possible know you want to spend the rest of your life with someone you have only known for such a short amount of time?  The answer…I know because I am complete. There isn’t some story book fall in love mushy gooshy story to tell, we fell in love with each other and while it may have been fast for someone else it was just right for us.  Nothing has felt this natural and right in my life and I am thankful everyday for all the events in my life that lead up to us meeting.

    Part of what makes us awesome for each other, we both think today is a ridiculous holiday.  We take the time to love and appreciate each year-long and do not need a holiday to remind us.

    Another Blog not included in the Daily Prompt list but related “A Hallmark Holiday” by the beautiful and talented Pikzee

     
    • Pikzee 7:27 pm on February 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      The opinion of society matters not… if it did, I wouldn’t be with my knight in dirty Carhartts! I wish you both a life of love and appreciation. 🙂

    • andy1076 7:29 pm on February 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’m happy to see you found someone through e-harmony! 🙂 I guess I just haven’t gotten around to that huge questionare for my profile lol

      • dedicatedmommy7710 7:32 pm on February 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        It is a rather daunting task! Maybe the cards just haven’t fallen into place for it to be your time to get on there. One day you may have a spark of determination to get it done and who knows what you may find following in that sparks wake 🙂

        • andy1076 7:33 pm on February 14, 2014 Permalink

          Here’s hoping! 🙂 Crossing fingers!

  • dedicatedmommy7710 2:59 pm on February 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    If Wishes Were Horses 

    Today’s prompt: Today is your lucky day. You get three wishes, granted to you by The Daily Post. What are your three wishes and why?

     

    We’d all take a ride.  My grandmother used to say this all the time growing up, and I think she may have had the saying a little off, but it was her saying.  I always took it to mean we’d have an awful lot of horses running around would make for quite a mess.  But also that we all have wishes, we all have things we desire but that doesn’t mean that is what you should have.

    With that said…Enjoy

     
  • dedicatedmommy7710 2:43 pm on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    That Bitch!!! 

    We’ve all said it.  Wishing that some magical force will come and right some wrong we feel has been done.

    Karma's a bitch!

    This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?

    I think for me, I would try and live how I feel inside.  Everyday life for me is pretty quiet and mundane.  I am pleasant and nice, but I have a lot more kindness in my heart and mind than I put out into the world.  If karma was a real force, wishing it upon someone else would have a negative effect on you as well.

    Do not wish ill on even your enemies, it puts negativity into your own life that you do not need or want.

     
  • dedicatedmommy7710 1:54 pm on January 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Jumping the gaps 

    High voltage

    We’re asked today to think about and explore the generations around us. What we understand least and what we can learn from them.

    Looking backward for a moment.  I always think there is a lot to be learned from people who have lived through everything they have already lived through.  Our society has changed so much in such a short amount of time it’s really incredible.  And if you have the opportunity to sit down and learn from someone who might have some perspective to share with you, DO IT.  Flip side of that coin.  Go sit down with a 10-year-old and find out what is going on right now.  We may be here too, living our lives, but we are bringing with it a foundation based on information and social values and norms of something that has already been upgraded, tweaked, and otherwise modified 15 times over.  That 10-year-old has had access to things we never did, they see things in a whole new light just as someone 20 years your elder sees things shaded with the colors of their foundations.

    I don’t presume to know much about much and any opportunity to add to my library regardless of the source is a welcomed one.

     

     
    • andy1076 2:06 pm on January 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Things have changed so much, it’s like the new generation took a giant leap and we are looking at them from miles back doesn’t it? :S

      • dedicatedmommy7710 2:08 pm on January 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        It’s amazing, from music and movies, technology and social norms. I suppose the same could be said for our generation, but it’s interesting to watch for sure.

    • andy1076 3:17 pm on January 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      btw sorry about the follow unfollow, dang app is a pain

  • dedicatedmommy7710 1:37 pm on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Is it false to be nice? 

    Our prompt today asks us to describe a time when we were nice.  Again I find myself at odds with the task at hand between the writers and the visual creatives who are to show kindness.

    On the surface these things may seem the same, and maybe it is simply me that is adding extra connotation to the word.

    To me being nice is a surface level thing you do in social situations.  It is nice to compliment a host on various aspects of the gathering, it is polite.  It may be disingenuous.  The mask of the niceties that are expected of us.

    To me kindness is something that is sincere, it comes from a place of honesty and integrity.  It does not expect anything in return, it is selfless.

    I have been nice my whole life and do not feel any particular satisfaction from it.  There are fewer times when looking back at my short existence when anything I have done could be considered the selfless kindness I talk about here.  I took in a stray cat once, she was oh so tiny, hungry and cold, left to die because she had a severe bladder infection and a heart murmur.  Her short time with me she found love and comfort again.  So I guess I’ll use that as an example.

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    • andy1076 1:40 pm on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      That’s so very true, we do nice not for recognition but for others and ourselves right? wonderfully said 🙂

    • Claudia H. Blanton 1:47 pm on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      you described basically the reason why I did not write about myself, but an Haiku on the subject. Boasting would have left a bad aftertaste – have a great day!

    • spreadincrazysmiles 7:21 pm on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I like your perspective here. I can relate to your point of view and I agree with it. Good job 🙂

  • dedicatedmommy7710 2:58 pm on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Mirrors…Judgey McJudgertons 

    Does the person I see in the mirror reflect who I am on the inside?  Simply put..No.  In the mirror I see a sack of meat, bones and flesh and features I really had nothing to do with.  I may choose what I do with my hair (to some degree), how much or little make up I decide to throw on the face portion, things of that nature.  But really this reflection is a body that the genetic dice rolled for me.  

    On the inside though, that’s where the magic is.  That is where every decision I have ever made has brought me to where I am today and where I will be in the future.  The physical health and all it’s pretty side effects are less important in my opinion to the direct correlation of mental health.  So I look in the mirror and I know that I have made so many changes and improvements to my mental health over the last few years, and at a time when that was so much more important than my looks.  I was lucky that my health was overall good enough to support me while I made those mental strides.  Now, now is my time to complete the course. Work on my physical health, to give my brain the support it needs.

    To answer the second bit…I don’t give much stock to someones appearance because I have no idea what their story is.

     
    • andy1076 3:02 pm on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      That’s quite the answer, I am finding these daily prompt questions trickier by the day lol But, indeed it is how we feel inside and what we see that truly matters most doesn’t it?

    • dedicatedmommy7710 3:07 pm on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Whether intentional or not these prompts have definitely steered me toward a very introspective response frequently!

      I think it is vitally important to focus on what you think and feel on the inside…but sometimes, for some people it is so incredibly hard to be honest with themselves which is an important basis for that inner development. Almost easier to say well, at least I look good and wear “fashionable” clothes so I don’t have to work on that scary inside stuff.

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