November Greetings to you all and thank you so much for stopping by and reading our posts. We truly appreciate your time and hope you always leave the lagoon with a smile on your face, a hug in your heart and a new, hopefully helpful thought in your head.
This month the Mermaids thought it would be the perfect time of year to share our favorite comfort foods and find out about yours.
I love this theme, however I have to admit that today, I’m having a hard time getting the words to a story I’m working on to come out. Which kind of makes me feel a little down on my capabilities as a professional writer. I do feel a little stuck and it’s definitely a little frustrating. The good news is that contrary to the graphic I’ve put just above here, I know there are many ways, not just one way, to get around that “stuck” feeling. And thank the stars above, that some of those solutions fit into the Mermaid theme! I would love it if you shared some of your tricks with us today too.
Sometimes when you’re hitting a proverbial brick wall, or a blank one for that matter, the simplest of things can get you back on track and into your natural groove.
So, comfort food. I’ll tell you what, I just got up from my laptop and the writing of this blog post, went into the kitchen, got out my now teenage son’s childhood Sponge Bob mug, and filled it with milk. I then plunked two crunchy granola bars into it. It was pretty darn good. Comforting. Hey, what can I say? I’m easy. See? That took all of two minutes of my time. Most importantly, I’m back here with you, ready to write some more.
Whether you’re filling your cup with coffee, tea, juice, water or yes, a soggy milk-drenched granola bar, I say go for it. Treat yourself every now and then. Prepare and eat your favorite, good memories-filled foods. The ones that take you back to friends and family you may not get to visit right now, this very second. The places that you can still see as clear as day when you close your eyes and relax, recalling the landscapes and smells and sounds of the places you keep dearest to your heart.
And then guess what else? Go.
Go see those people and places. Sometimes it might seem like we would never be able to take the time off from work or afford a trip or synchronize it into our busy schedules. In January of this year, if you’d have told me I was going to travel to places like Italy and Vermont and Boston in 2017 and have people I adore come see me all the way in San Diego, I would have said, well that would be really nice but….not likely.
Yet it all happened. I have no idea how, it just did.
I’m not saying it will be easy to get unstuck, but there is something magical about the month of November. I can’t tell you how I know this, I just do. You’ll have to trust me.
So make some plans, eat some really good stuff, look at pictures of loved ones you miss and thumb through those vacation destination magazines, and remember that every single day is a brand new day.
You’ve got this.
6 thoughts on “The Hungry Traveling Stuck Mermaid”
Aw, Carlene, thank you for this lovely, inspiring post. I ❤️❤️❤️ you.
You’re welcome, fishy sister. And thank you for being so positive and uplifting and such a great cheerleader this month! It’s meant so much to me. xoxoxo Love you too.
Hi Carlene! You look 15 in the picture!!!! Sooo cute! Let’s see- confort good- Mmm-pizza and any sort of chocolate…and to drink- I’m definitely a hot cocoa girl (and if you add a little Baileys to it I’m sure it will get me into a happy mood no MATTER why I’m in a funk!) 🤣 Hope 2018 brings us face to face again- miss you girl!
Denise!!!!!!! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see you here in the mermaid lagoon!!!! Sorry it took me so long to respond but I am right there with you. Pizza, hot cocoa (okay maybe the virgin kind for me but I support your “little” addition of Baileys–you work hard, you deserve it!) I truly do hope I get to see you in 2018. I can’t tell you how mutual the “missing you” is. Love you and enjoy that comfort food!!!! xoxxoxo
Thanks for a heart warming post Carlene! My way of getting unstuck is to move on to something else for a little while. Go have lunch, visit a friend or maybe work on a project like cleaning out that drawer or closet that’s been calling your name for months. I find that while I’m doing that something else, whatever I was working on before is running in the back of my mind and sometimes inspiration hits.
Love you, fishy sister Dana! You are absolutely right. Taking a short break and switching gears always helps. It’s as if the ideas in our brains feel they’ve been put on the back burner and now want that attention back! Hahahahaha. Thank you for sharing. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! xoxoxxoxo
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