Hello... and welcome to my personal blog, Journey Dots!
My name is Ruth and letters, words, any kind of expression written by hand or by keyboard is my thing. It is my way of making sense of life, my existence. I'd go as far to say it is my preference over speaking.
Extremely shy as a child no one would have guessed the number of rove words running rampant throughout my mind which eventually (thankfully!) found their way onto many blank pages. As an adult I learned how to hide this shyness, let words out, speak, have conversations, appear "normal" (even if all a ruse!).
Today I live a very ordinary life in which I still think a lot, question A LOT, and get up at the crack of dawn (accompanied by the moon and stars) to let loose the scribblings of my mind into spiral bound notebooks.
A Sixties Baby, born in England, raised in Australia but presently living in America, I reside in a small downtown apartment with my husband and two precious kitties, work a full-time office job for our local municipality, and spend weekends cleaning, writing, and watching movies.
By social standards I lead a very boring life.
Which, by the way, I am very okay with.
In a very different place internally from when I began this blog in 2015 I am no longer the perpetual seeker, forever restless and discontent. Along the way I made the switch from being a victim of life to accepting and embracing what is. I learned that life is up to me to create. There is no magic potion to landing on happiness, purpose, and a fat wad of money!
A train of thought that once caused me such anguish and distress, an ideal that consumed and dragged my husband and I so deep we ended up broke and living with the parents for just over a year in 2016 - 2017.
Today I am thankful not to be stuck in old loops (to have found my good sense!) and to be aware that a good life takes work. It doesn't just land in my lap. All the positive affirmations, wishes, and dreams in the world will not make a good life materialize.
Life is malleable.
I now realize it takes dedicated patience and a whole lot of baby steps to create a life of my choosing. I still have my dreams and aspirations but the difference is I am working toward them while nurturing contentment in life as it is.
But please don't be fooled. I certainly do not have it all together!!
I know there are still many more penny drops to come. But for now I have managed to pop myself back into the groove, after being derailed for countless years, and enjoy the fruits of my new found wisdom.
This is why I write. Or rather, am compelled to write... to share what I've gleaned along the way. Maybe because of my own struggles? To let my words be that reassuring reminder we are never actually alone with our thoughts, insecurities, fears, and mistakes.
All I know (as I see things more clearly) this urge to impart knowledge is becoming louder! And I am doing my best to listen. So here, on Journey Dots, is where you will find me stringing together letters and words in hopes that a few of my thoughts and insights will resonate, inspire, and offer up a little guidance.
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Together let's connect the dots and make the journey that little less lonely!
Since reality is perceived the key is in crafting a reality that allows us to create a life we actually want to live. - Ruth Nicholas