Frustrating it may be at times, I suffer from Misophonia – that’s just the reality. I also have more generalized sensitivity to noise and to light – fun stuff in a crazy, overly stimulating world! I try not to let on too much, but anyone close to me knows how extreme it can be (and it isn’t something I can control.)
I love my heavy metal, and I love light streaming into a room…but sometimes noise and light can be too much, and I either need a much darker “sanctuary” or I need ear plugs. Or both! I certainly have endeavored to desensitize over time but it’s just something I’ve had to resign myself to…
But that goddamn microwave beep. . . Microwave tones at ALL…they drive me nuts! And I’m always steaming vegetables, making eggs, or reheating my chicken so it isn’t like I have choice! Still…there’s always preemptively stopping the countdown so I don’t have to listen to a MULTITUDE of beeps in succession (yes, nails-on-a-chalkboard for this chick!)
Go for what you want in Life…
Believe in yourself.
Fight for the love, blessings, goals, and dreams that matter to you.
The devil won’t be able to keep up, not even the “one(s) you know.”
Ever and always some of the best advice on the planet…
Behavior or actions generally come with – what I perceive as – “pre-existing conditions.” There’s:
. . .Past experiences
The stresses of our current lives
Our mood(s) at any given moment, and. . .
Whatever beliefs and conditioning we have had over time.
That’s a LOT. . .
So just as with us, another person’s behavior(s) and actions(s) aren’t because of you, about you, or even your fault. Most of the time it’s all that other “pre-existing” stuff that gets in the way…
“You have no power over me” is one of the most incredible phrases you will ever have in your arsenal, and it’s one you should say in your mind often. No one has the right, nor the ability, to control you, your emotions, your thoughts, your attitudes, your behaviors…or your day! Only YOU have that power, so don’t knowingly give it away by letting their “stuff” creep in.
Definitely easier said than done but it truly is like having peace in your pocket – peace is in your possession at ALL times.
Perfect words for Summer Solstice…or Life.
#longestdayoftheyear #litha #love #give
I have an entire folder dedicated to the food photo bombs my husband has managed to pull off…
But…I wouldn’t have it any other way because we have SO much fun, and humor in Life and partnership is so integral.
Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, who pull you out of your comfort zone, your habits, yourself and your mind… Laugh and love, because Life is amazing when you inject a little fun.
Much that I love language I find that I’m often stumped when feeling profoundly, as words lack enough “oomph!” to accurately capture what I’m feeling. To quantify the gratitude I have for both my parents is – also – nigh impossible, because neither is there an appropriate measure.
I wouldn’t be where I am if not for both of them – no matter the crazy, quirky, dark or dreary, offbeat, or downright terrible things I’ve done along the way, they supported me wholly (sometimes they even join in – as evidenced below. 🙂 )
They embrace and love me no matter what, and have demonstrated the ultimate selflessness time and time…and time…again in doing whatever they could to help me achieve my dreams…
They’ve taught me so many valuable lessons, allowed me the space to learn my own (equally as vital!), and instilled a sense of strength that has helped me through some horribly challenging times.
Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate what they have done, still do for me, and how much they accept and value who I am. I feel blessed and thankful that both myself and my husband can have such a close and happy relationship with them, and that we get a chance to see one another despite all moving on in life.
Blessed and beyond. ❤
This is SO INFJ. I have to do this with everything from trips to evening events… It’s almost ridiculous but given that there are memes and quotes about it…well, I feel a whole lot better I’m not the only one! *LOL*