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Shakabuku to you

November 10, 2009
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“You know what you need?” Debbi asked Martin.

“What?”

“Shakabuku.”

“You wanna tell me what that is?” Martin replied.

“It’s a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever,” she said.

“Oh, that’d be good … I think.”

Today’s entry is my 200th blog posting. Which kind of feels like a big deal for me. (But then again, I am a Scorpio, so almost everything feels like a big deal for me.) To commemorate the event I took some time looking over the hundreds of posts I have put up over the years.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 was the day of my first post. I started the blog because Alexa Hester-Dunvan encouraged me to. I figured I might as well try it out. “Heck, maybe I would even get a bit of a following,” I though to myself.

Well, this blog has been a great experiment.

Over the last 3 and a half years my blog has been full of life, love, poetry, career plans, relationships, ambitions, dreams, friendships, movies, plays and most of all (obviously), me. Oh, I also managed to hook a few people into my web of thought. I have actually had a couple hundred subscribers and a few of them have become devoted readers.

This blog has also been then battle ground for a couple of fights, the fertile ground for a some burgeoning relationships and the staging ground for some of my larger life plans.

As some of you know, most recently, I have been using it as the space where I sort through my emotional issues and practice the craft of writing. And, as a result, it has recently been part of an important transformation.

I don’t know all of the elements that have contributed to it (aside from the blog), but over the last few months I have become a much happier person. Most of you know that I am a pretty happy gal to start with. But lately, it’s borderline overwhelming.

Lately, the wind makes me feel like flying, I want to hug everyone I see and I have to refrain from saying I love you to … well to almost everyone.

Right now, I love my life.

That’s not to say I haven’t been experiencing hardships and difficulties. It just feels like the volume is turned down on all the bad stuff and up on all the good stuff.

I don’t know if I would define it as “Shakabuku” because it wasn’t very swift, but I have certainly had a spiritual kick to the head. And, I hope this has altered my reality forever.

So, hooray for my blog and it’s power to help me out. And thanks to all of you who have been faithful readers – especially those of you who have the courage and the moxy to comment.

Happy 200th kids.

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