Not Today!

Some days you can just start feeling that wave slowly building up trying to sneak up and crash down on you.

Your spider senses start to tingle and deja vu comes to mind.

Not today! I’m stopping you right in your tracks and shutting you DOWN.

Frick you! I’m not buying what your laying down.

I’m going to have a kick ass day instead!

BAMM!!

Dwight

Debt 2: Let’s chat


Sipping my morning coffee, I was told it needs to be a light week. (Code words for very little in the checkbook.)

Don’t use that card, use the gold card in the back of your wallet. (Ugh)

“This” is becoming a bit blah. Conversations, sparks, activities are getting to be nil. …Let’s move and buy a new place. Excellent. Let the planning begin. (Oh and possibly the loss of money spent here and of course biggering and spending more)

Sorry mom and dad, the family and I aren’t going to be able to visit after all. Work is just real crazy right now…we understand they say, maybe next year. (In reality there’s just no funds for four plane tickets and boarding the dogs for a week, but boy…I’m sure glad I spent all that money on remodels. I’ll surely treasure those for the rest of my life.)

It’s that dreaded time of year. THE Debt SpreadSheet is created, presented, and a budget is prepared. Brilliant and we’ll put it up on the wall, update it, and watch it decrease month by month. (The next month the beast of a car breaks, the debt goes up, and the budget is tossed out the window.)

Sit down. We need to talk. (I know.)


Do any of these sound familiar to you? I could of went on and on but you get the point. Life doesn’t have to be this way. Some of you are right in the middle of this storm and you, like I did, aren’t taking this seriously. We say, it’s normal. Everyone’s in debt. I’m in too deep at this point, I’ll just keep limping along making minimum payment. I won’t worry I’m one paycheck away from disaster. I’ll just suck up all the stress it causing in my marriage, with my family,..in my life. Not to even mention how it’s affecting my health.

Maybe you didn’t like this little talk. Maybe you’ll quickly go to the next post and leave all this debt messiness behind you. But for those of you that are a bit paused right here. Right at this point in your life. This debt stings a bit doesn’t it?

YouTube Adam Baker: Sell your crap. Pay your debt. https://youtu.be/9XRPbFIN4lk

Life doesn’t have to be lived this way. You can find freedom from this madness. Next post on debt will be on how to start exploring getting out of debt. If I can get out of debt, so can you!

Head uP – acknowledge your situation,

Dwight

Find that little wild grin again!

When was the last time you dared greatly? Maybe you’ll say something like, once when I was younger and foolish, I did this…I did that..

Were you foolish or is it the wise setting back observing who are foolish? Unable to do this or that with many excuses of this or that. What new lessons could be experienced .. if only?

For you didn’t know all the rules and if you did you threw them aside with your middle finger and followed the roar of your soul!

“Marred by dust and sweat and blood”, reread that and sit with it. You were alive with much life.

It’s never to late to get back into the arena.

Dare greatly and that little grin will come back,

Dwight

Keep going

I was in ah as I saw this tree that somehow against all odds it grew out of these boulders. I’ve heard repeatedly how we can learn so much from nature and as I get older I truly believe it.

Just sit and look at the tree. Think about all that needed to happen to make it reach it’s potential. Each day instead of giving up and thinking what’s the use or I’m hopeless, it chose to just focus on growing. Reaching in both directions. Deep down within expanding its roots. Also, up and out externally stretching it’s limbs. Each direction learning what’s working and what’s not working. Getting wiser each time. Maybe in the beginning the other trees didn’t notice. Maybe they said you’re crazy. You’ll never make it. There was something about this tree that wouldn’t give up. Within was a knowing it had to give it 100% plus and keep that faith.

I may not know what your circumstances are or what within you that you are striving for, but I can say remember this tree when you have a bad day, miss the mark, and feel like quitting. Shake it off, keep looking up, and keep growing. Eventually that hard work will pay off.

This philosophy has helped me through debt, depression, heartbreak, and getting sober.

✌️ Dwight

2020 Pikes Peak Challenge

Today I was able to participate in the Pikes Peak Challenge. It’s a fundraiser that provides help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers here in Colorado via the Brain Injury Awareness Alliance of Colorado. It’s such a wonderful cause and it’s always an honor to participate. The volunteers and support services are just amazing! It’s usually a hike up Pikes Peak, but due to Covid they had to switch it up. This year we hiked halfway to Barr Camp and then back down. A total of 12 miles. The weather was perfect with big beautiful blue skies and 70 degrees. Just earlier in the week it was 25 degrees and snow!

I hadn’t done this fundraiser in years, and you know me how excited I get for a hiking adventure. It was wonderful being outdoors with loving souls. I was in heaven charging up Barr trail at 5 AM. So for a 12 mile hike, here’s 12 photos along the way. I hope you enjoy.

Looking back at Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak..sunrise
Loved this..smelled like fall😊

At the finish line, an old timer walked over to me and put a medallion around my neck, shook my hand(no elbow bump), and said thank you for participating. I’m a brain injury survivor and benefit from this organization and folks like you. Choked me all up.

This was a beautiful day for me. Don’t give up on humanity folks! Together we generate so much goodness, love, and hope✌️❤️

Dwight

Love remains

I can’t help sense that behind everything is Love. There is no science I can point to just an innate knowing.

This sense of something . I believe we all feel it at times. To me, the bravest thing we can do is not give into fear, but instead allow love to take form within us and give it away daily to ALL.

I know it is very discouraging with all that is going on in the world and with mankind. I truly feel though, we have an opportunity to grow upwards and evolve if we just reconnect to the intention of Source.

Peace,

Dwight

Flashback

Went outside today to sit on my porch and enjoy the sun and had the experience above. Was a total flashback of me in the early 80s. No internet, video games, or mobile phones. With all that’s going on right now, I got a good vibe that just maybe we might slow down a bit and start “living” instead of buying, doing, and super sizing. It made me smile especially the t-shirt😎

Dwight

Reminder

Just a friendly reminder to us all. Take some time this weekend, even if it’s only a couple of minutes, to sit and breath in and out the word “love”. Providing love to ourselves and others has always been our most powerful tool❤️

Peace,

Dwight