Context: A) Simply–and broadly–put, regression can be defined as taking two steps forward, and three steps back…which brings you back to square one.
For example, Step 3: Being assertive/speaking your mind–and announcing, “I am a skylight!“.
Step 2: Being assertive/speaking your mind…then, bowing to pressure, back-pedalling–and falling off your try-cycle.
Step 3: Being a door mat and politely wondering if people would mind wiping their shoes before they walk all over you (a sure sign that you don’t know you’re meant to be a star (skylight).
B) “Which-ee” (another of my puns) is defined as indecisive.
TODAY’S JOURNAL ENTRY:
(And you don’t even have to fight your way to the smothered and neglected, left-behind section of my closet…
find the shoe-box camouflaged with clutter…
jimmy the floorboard below…
retrieve the inconspicuous, (wall) flower-covered, fuchsia, faux-suede book emblazoned with the word–DIARY (*lest there be any doubt)…
search the underside of the shoe-box (*where I could have sworn I taped the key!)…
jimmy the lock (with a bobby pin…top of my dresser)…
and violate the sanctity of my innermost thoughts 🙂 )
Dear, Dire Me:
I may have overshare-to-spare, but, as long as I’ve got writing, all is write with the world 🙂
Case in point, soon after waking, I felt crabbiness pinching a nerve—but, even as it occurred to me to rudely tell myself I was feeling witchy, I quickly tossed the thought to my imagination…
Here’s what Imogen came up with…
Regression–A.K.A., “There’s A Wane In My Gain”:
Step 3. ’So which-ee today…but, I’ve decided to get over it.
Step 2.‘So which-ee today….I think.
Step 1.‘I think—I’m which-ee.
I can’t stay mad at us (or others….or life) when I’m (modestly 🙂 ) congratulating us on our zany cleverness!
You see, the upside, of the downside, is–when we make a zealous determination to be happy–we’re likely to overshoot the mark…and end up happier than we thought possible…
So–bad start, to a good day, averted….score one for positivity! 🙂
By-the-(good) bye…and, note to self:
Don’t feel the need to beat us up if you don’t succeed at s-witch-ing things up, 100% of the time. Believe me, we are very much aware of how challenging positive re-frames can be!
(Look back on our two-page (single-spaced) rant about how we’ll never take Lola Montgomery’s advice again…that magenta jumpsuit was an epic failure and….well, I don’t need to tell you how that whole thing turned out!)
Until next time…(*end of journal entry).
Thanks for being here, Wonder-fuls…eye’m glad to see that you’re increasingly knows-ey 🙂
God Bless You 🙂
P.S. Thanks to Elune Bleu’s lovely comment, when thanking her, I came up with the word “s-witch-y”…so, I added it to the post. Check her blog out…it’s as wonderful as she is 🙂
P.P.S. Usually, I don’t skip a beat when it comes to deciding on any number of things.(which is in stark contrast to a certain loved-one who agonizes over menu choices like the fate of the free world is at stake 🙂 ).
However, when it comes to which words to use–and when–I can spend sooooooo much time and effort, all to come back to the word, or phrase, that I had decided to “improve upon” in the first place!
Do you find the same is true of you…whether making every-day decisions, or when it comes to your calling/passion (writing, taking photos, drawing, creating and/or following recipes, etc.)?