If you are going to the Beehive in Armonk, NY – make them!

But that’s not what this post is about. It’s about meeting some friends from way back – both of whom I know from high school. We hung out a lot in our twenties but then we kind of drifted away. That’s largely because none of them had kids. And kids, as some of you know first-hand, certainly are life-changing!

So, first of all, I gained some weight. And, they didn’t. So, that was my first reservation – that they might have a first impression. And then, we talked about everything. Everything. From impending peri-menopause to how hard it is to have teenagers. And, they listened to my stories about my kids. In fact, I sort of monopolized the conversation and I needed to. Just that morning I had a hard time w my kids. After I complained a bit, I said that I shouldn’t have told them the stuff that I had. My friend, Sheila, looked at me in such a caring way and said, “Why not? If you can’t tell us, who can you tell?” And, I guess that hadn’t changed in the years we weren’t in touch.

So, despite my reservations, we had a really great time and we promised to see each other again soon. We sat at that restaurant for two hours and there was so much more to say. So, So – reservations at the Beehive – no reservations about good friends.

Time According to Piglet

(The Te of Piglet)

Let’s find a Way today,
that can take us to tomorrow.
We’ll follow that Way,
A Way like flowing water.

Let’s leave behind,
the things that do not matter.
And we’ll turn our lives,
to a more important chapter.

Let’s take the time and try to find,
what real life has to offer.
And maybe then we’ll find again,
what we had long forgotten.
Like a friend, true ’til the end,
it will help us onward.

The sun is high, the road is wide,
and it starts where we are standing.
No one knows how far it goes,
for the road is never-ending.

It goes away,
beyond what we have thought of.
It flows away,
Away like flowing water.

Last weekend, my mother and I were bored so we decided to look up people we had been close to while I was growing up. Kind of a challenge since we moved all while I was growing up, it was easy to lose track. One person we thought to search for was Edie Ann – a friend from California when I was 13. But, I didn’t even have her married name. So, I Googled her and ended up finding (sadly) her mother’s obituary. Her mother was survived by Edie Ann blah blah blah. Got her last name that easily. I simply Googled HER and got her address, home and cell phone numbers. I called and, yes, they were correct. Crazy! In a good way?? Not sure  – It was for me but maybe not for her! What’s your opinion? And, by the way, I don’t think there is anyway to stop it so go with an open mind! ~ Sonia

Lately, I’ve been having this dream that I’m trying to catch a plane and I miss it. I always get in the car, race to the airport, and when I get there I’m late or the flight is cancelled. It always looks the same as several places in my dreams do – does that happen to everyone? I have cities, neighborhoods, places that are the same that I visit from time to time. Anyway, last night I took off – in the plane. I flew far away and ended up at this huge resort in paradise. Ever wish your dreams were real? I’m assuming the flight means that something is about to change, a new venture… I’ll keep you posted!

Enjoy the summer!

~ Sonia

 

The cloud went down the mountain
behind his mother’s tail
He slowly, slowly rambled down
the tattered, winding trail.
When he reached the bottom
he thought “wow – this is the farthest I’ve ever been!”
for to him the bottom was the top
and he ended where we begin.

~ by: Me!

A saying we have all heard many times but I think it is worth hearing again. This applies to any life matter. Most people think of it as a way to deal with negative situations, that they will pass and so “hang in there”. I think even more importantly, it has to do with positive situations. Moments of happiness will pass, too. So, how do you hang on to moments you don’t want to let go of? Really enjoy them. Be present. Journaling is great, too. That way you can re-read and remember. I kept a journal of my kids while they were very young and haven’t written in a while. It’s amazing looking back and it transports me a bit. Anyway – even this post shall past. Have a great day! Sonia

On a professional note… clients of mine ask if it’s necessary to have a blog. I tell them absolutely and I’ll tell you why. First of all, the goal is to own as much real estate as you can on Google search results. It’s really the goal to own the first two pages of results when people Google you or even better your keyword results. And yes, blog addresses will show up in Google results.

The next reason to blog is to get people to know you. I have become a follower of people based entirely on their blog because I like them and like how they think and write and find the info useful and interesting.

Seriously… Blogging shows people that you are serious about your product or service. And, the more often you blog the more serious you are. An RSS feed is a great way for people to subscribe to your feed so your info can be directly sent to them without them having to work for it.

Guests. Having guest bloggers increases your validity with your readers AND with Google. One factor in your Google ratings is the value of your information – how much of an expert you are. You also spread the word when you solicit people to blog and you get their readers to come to your site.

Fun. Have fun with it. You’ll get more followers if your personality comes through. You can include poetry, opinions, pictures… It’s just a cool thing, case closed.

 

Do you ever have that feeling that something is about to happen? I have the feeling that this is a pivotal point in my life and everything is going to collide and I will be left standing in a place that is different from where i am now. Hope it’s all good! There are a few things I’m wishing for. In the meantime, just keep swimming…

Isn’t it just like life to keep on going. Today is the last day for my kids at school. So long first and fourth grade and on to a summer that will be way too short and my oldest is actually going to be in fifth grade!! Time does fly and things do change, the end of a day, a month, a year…

Nemo is probably my favorite kid’s animated movie. One of my favorite parts is when Dory (ellen) grabs Marlon by the fin and says “just keep swimming, just keep swimming” like just going forward, one fin at a time. I try to remember that when I’m in a tough spot. One thing you can be certain of is change. Not knowing what will happen in the future is a great opportunity to think about what your heart’s desire is.

I’ve been listening to music lately – all the time. I’m listening for the lyrics, the sound, the feeling and the place it takes me to. I forget to listen to music. I think since my kids were born I’ve not strayed much from Sesame Street soundtrack and those colorful guys that sing “fruit salad, yummy yummy”. My latest passion is classic rock. Can’t get enough of it! Just an opinion, if you haven’t listened to music lately just to enjoy the music (not just background) take some time and do it – it’s kind of a mental vacation. Back to itunes!!

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