Ruth Nicholas

Threads and Dreams

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My brain, my life, my existence has been unraveled, scrambled, and muted.

Where words used to flow a dry river bed now exists.

The gravity of what has happened to the world, our economies, the hopes and dreams of billions, finally hit home.

Just days ago the weight of it all lay heavy on my spirit. The thought of dashed . . .

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May 17, 2020

Begin It Now

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It's tricky starting something new. But it can be even trickier getting to Day One.

I have always been inspired by this quote...

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now. - W.H. Murray

It stirs me up. It strengthens my resolve.

Many moons ago I . . .

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February 29, 2020

Game Changer!

Removing the hair-tie...

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It was the day before Thanksgiving.

Sitting in a swivel chair, my head down. Snip snip snip… I watch as my hair falls to the floor. A striking picture of an Italian actress with pin straight hair and full bangs sits on the work station beside me.

My mind races… terror and excitement run rampant.

I’m . . .

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January 31, 2020

Consistency

Reversing a Bad Habit

It has been over a year since I last wrote, and it's driving me nuts that I can't create a habit to write.

Apparently I have no problem not writing on a consistent basis, clearly I have that habit down pat. But how to reverse this?

I guess the question is, what's stopping me?

I want to create a habit to write but in reality, where . . .

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May 02, 2019

Forever Starting

Today I want to start.

Yesterday I wanted to start too.

And the day before that I definitely wanted to start!

But sadly I did not.

But today I am determined.

Sitting at our kitchen table, window open, Spring trees a bloom, listening to the birds chirp loudly, with just 35 minutes before I have to walk back to work...

I . . .

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April 24, 2018

"Living The Dream"

Finding happy in the ordinary of every day...

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Life.

Boy does it take work to live it, breathe it, and not be at war with it!

It's taken me much work to discover that everything I need, want, or could ever hope for is right under my nose.

YEARS!

Spent looking for that magical something that will make me happy.

Wishing for a tomorrow that never . . .

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January 28, 2018

The Race

A Deconstruction of Time

Time is not a race.

It's not even a thing.

In fact it's a completely made up, fabricated entity brought into materialization for the soul purpose of differentiating a moment.

It's mans way of making sense of our existence. Our need for structure, for walls, for different compartments, for boxes. Because . . .

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May 29, 2017

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