DAY 9, January 10, 2023, A DAY IN MY LIFE…SUBTITLE: SNIPPETS OF ME By Pat Garcia @pat_garcia @RRBC_ORG @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RWISA #RRBC_Community #RRBC #ADayinMyLife

DAY 9, JANUARY 10,2023,

I do my best not to get involved in other peoples’ affairs. If I do, I find myself going down a dark rabbit hole that is mostly not good. That doesn’t mean that I close my eyes to the world, but I choose very carefully the battles I want to fight, even though I may feel justified to say something, especially when someone treats me unjustly. I have learned and am still learning how to talk it out with the Silent Guide that walks beside me. 

Thus, by not saying anything, I have saved myself lots of energy that I can invest into people that give me much joy. I confess this was a hard lesson to learn.

Yesterday, I listed the things I want to accomplish this week. My list is ongoing. It isn’t written in stone because new things come up each day when I wake up and open myself to the still inner voice within me, like two of my besties’ birthdays and a lovely Sanddorn tea and a Holunder tea that I picked up before going to my office. Drinking a hot cup of one of those teas makes my day when I take a break. So my list has grown.

This week, I will do the following:

  1. Revise the first 10K of my new novel. It usually takes me at least four to six days to revise 10K. I like to send her what I call my final draft so that she understands the direction I’m moving in.
  2. I have a letter to write. I had decided to wait until after the Challenge, but my gut is telling me to do it now, which is what I will do. 
  3. Answering emails and text messages, Daily
  4. Attend my writing classes and do my homework,
  5. Go to the bakery,
  6. Pick up fresh fruits,
  7.  Do the accounting books for the Romantic Women Fiction Chapter of the RWA,
  8. Visit each blog in the Day 8 Challenge of A DAY IN MY LIFE.
  9. Sent out two birthday cards
  10. Picked up Sanddorn Tea and Holunder Tea

Have a lovely day.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Author: patgarcia

Writer, Blogger, Poet, Singer, Musician

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  1. I find it hard not to speak when something bothers me and have to fight to keep my mouth shut. I’m always telling myself I’m not the moral police and not to interfere. I wish my mouth would listen more to my brain.

  2. Pat, I have never been the list-making type, although I do appreciate how dedicated you are. I let the spirit move me and choose the thing I will focus upon. It was a bit different when I was working for a living, but in accounting, the job is a daily, weekly, monthly routine. Good luck with the rest of the 30-day journey

    1. Hello Karl,
      Thank you. If I wait until my own spirit moves me, I probably wouldn’t get anything done.
      Wishing you the best also on this 30-day journey
      Shalom aleichem

  3. There is wisdom in your words, Pat! I also admire your list for the week. Best to you as you accomplish much and achieve your goals all year!

    1. Hello Shirley,
      I don’t think you’re having a de ja vu moment. My list hasn’t changed because I am still working on it. I delete as I finish a task.
      Thank you for coming by and have a lovely day.
      Shalom aleichem

  4. Like you, I have been learning not to react to all that places itself in my path. For me, that also includes reacting internally. I’m pretty good at keeping my thoughts to myself because I don’t like much attention, but I tend to ruminate on the moments far longer than I should sometimes, giving those toxic people free rent space in my head. I’m getting better at it, but it still takes practice.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

  5. Hi, Pat! I’m still learning not to react to people or events that sap my energy. I’d rather pour light and love into the lives of those who are receptive, and receive the same from the positive influencers in my life. Your lists inspire me to write mine in a central location (as opposed to on napkins, tissues, scraps of paper, and sticky notes). I’ve tried other time management systems, but I’m a rebel at heart and can’t stick with any of them. Lists, as you say, aren’t written in stone and can be changed as we go. Blessings!

  6. Pat, I cheer you on with this intention: “I have learned and am still learning how to talk it out with the Silent Guide that walks beside me. Two other things: I’m glad you are eating fresh fruits and also sending out birthday cards, very sweet! 😀

      1. Pat, I made a comment ages ago but it is not here. The bog fairies say “in moderation for approval” so hope it show up. I enjoyed your post!

      2. Good Morning, Maura Beth,
        I am just answering back on comments that I have received so far. I will be coming up on yours soon.
        Have a lovely day.
        Shalom aleichem

    1. Good Morning, Marian,
      Thank you. I love fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, I have learned in Germany to cook with real onions, garlic, celery and many other veggies that I used to buy in the can or in a jar when I was living in the USA. I love also fresh mushrooms. They are delicious when prepared correctly.
      Have a lovely day.
      Shalom aleichem

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