Tuesday Truth #61

Tuesday Truth.

Number 61.

One day you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you are going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide.

It’s been a while!

I hope that you all are doing well.

Life just keeps chugging along. We are in the middle of a heatwave here in Roanoke, Virginia. It makes me wonder how I spent so much of my life as a Floridian.

Over the 4th of July, the hubby and I spent a week at the beach. It was our first trip alone since our 20 year anniversary (where we spent 3 days Charleston in April 2019. You can read about that here: 11 Things to do in Charleston and Where to Eat and Drink in Charleston.) and it had been 8 years before that!

This time we visited Oak Island, North Carolina. We rented a cottage that was walkable to the beach. We spent a lot of time soaking up the sun and playing in the waves. We also did some kayaking in the salt marshes. The best thing about our time away was that we discovered that we really do like each other.

Outside of that, life still feels in limbo. Just as it does for many people. They’ve moved the start date of Miss Sunshine’s Junior year of high school. There’s still fluidity to what that will look like. It appears that she will go in person twice a week. There will be a Group 1 and Group 2 that dictates which two days. We don’t expect to find that out until it’s closer to the beginning of school. Big Mr. and Mr. D’s college classes have moved online outside of Mr. D’s Physics lab. Some classes will be Zoom meetings and some will be what is called asynchronous, meaning they are pre-recorded. We have decent Wi-Fi, but I’m still concerned about how that will look when all three of them need to stream a meeting. I’m hoping that the timelines won’t overlap too much.

I am still doing lots of reading and working on a few projects.

What has been happening in your life?

One day you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you are going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide. -unknown

What an interesting thought to ponder.

Life is often a collection of memories…of stories.

As a collective, we will all come out of the other side of this with many stories to tell.

I’ve just finished the first week of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I’m hoping to unblock my stagnated creativity. The morning pages are quite cathartic. I’m not sure that they’ll all be stories that will become part of someone else’s survival guide, but I can see how pieces of them might be worth sharing at some point in the distant future.

Are you writing down your stories?

Let your light shine!


*I’ve seen this quote attributed to Brené Brown as well as “unknown” or no attribution at all. During my due diligence to correctly attribute quotes, I found no source where Brené claims these as her words. Since I could not verify its original author, I chose to share it as unknown. If you have a source to share (ie: a book or talk from which these prove to be her words) I will gladly update to reflect that.

13 thoughts on “Tuesday Truth #61

  1. I like the quote and agree that it’s an interesting idea to ponder. I don’t tell much about my struggles in life, but perhaps I should rethink that. As for letting my light shine [something my mother often said] I’ve been stuck inside due to the heatwave. However I have begun to plan for how we might do a bit of redecorating to make the house more light + casual. If we’re locked down again this fall and winter, I want us to be as comfortable as possible.

    1. I don’t share many of my struggles, but I can understand how they might help some people. This heatwave is crazy. We’ve set a record here for the most days over 90. 26 and counting. Light and casual sounds cozy. We’ve been working on brightening up our home.

  2. Wow, you do this to me, Amy, goosebumps quote. This is one of the reasons we share our stories. It may not be immediately apparent and we may never know whether they make a difference to someone. I get it on the “really do like each other.” I cannot imagine the challenges and concerns with children/teens/young adults completing school. I also enjoyed “The Artist’s Way” and I may add it to my elibrary hold list again. Many people swear (in a good way) by writing the morning pages. I have infinite stories inside of me. It depends on where I want to devote my attention. A great post, Amy, as always.❤️

    1. It is amazing how often our stories impact somebody. And often we have no idea. Yes, it was great to rediscover that when we aren’t dealing with “daily life” we enjoy each other. 😊. I didn’t think I’d like the morning pages, but they are definitely growing on me. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the post, Erica! 💕

  3. It’s a great quote and very true. Who knows, years from now, what monumental lessons may be learnt from this crazy time.
    In the meantime life continues quietly. I remember reading The Artists Way many years ago and threw myself into doing the Morning Pages. I loved it. I can imagine right now they’d be very cathartic. Glad you had a chance to get away with your hubby. I have a feeling we’re going to be masked and in lockdown for a while yet! Take care Amy and keep smiling. xx

    1. I’m sure a great many lessons will eventually come out of this time. Our life is quietly continuing on as well. I am enjoying these morning pages. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about them, it being such a raw space, but they are cathartic. We’ve had mask laws here in Virginia for a while, but they are beginning to go into effect more and more often places. Take care, Miriam! Sending smiles your way!! 💕

  4. I’m so glad you and your hubby still like each other! That was a fear of ours when we were getting closer to being “empty-nesters”. Fortunately, we do! 😊

    Baby Girl is hoping the wifi, and classroom streaming isn’t going to be an issue with the kids. 3 in high-school, and two in elementary school. Their schools are going to online only and 3 days a week live streaming for an hour or so for the elementary kids. I have no clue about the high school kids.

    I hope the Artist Way helps you unlock your creativity as I know its in there!

    1. It was nice to learn we still like each other! I’m glad that you and your hubby do as well!! 😁
      Oh wow! I can’t imagine needing to figure out wi-if for 5!! Ours works well most of the time, but sometimes it does get overwhelmed and need reset. I need to make sure everything is up to date. It’s the live-streams I’m concerned about.
      I am enjoying the Artist’s Way. I can see it beginning to unlock tiny hidden bits. 😊

  5. I love this quote!! I don’t know where you found it but it will be mine forever thank you. I’m glad that everything is well with you and know we will get through this

    Stay well and Laugh when you can

    1. I’m so glad that you loved this quote! Yes, tuck it away for whenever you need it. 😃. We will eventually get to the other side of this and laughter truly helps!!

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