Write Better Posts & Have More Sex In September

I have bad news for some of you who want to take my headline literally, September is about to end. Yep, pretty soon it won’t matter how well you write or not so you are going to have to come up with a new plan.

During the last few days I have added a number of songs to my collection. Some of them were added because I see them as being part of the The Story of My Life as Told through Music and some just because they resonate with me and help me write.

Today I listened again to The Wedding Song by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash’s cover of If You Could Read My Mind. Simply awesome. They are spectacular and I love them for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is they tell a million different stories.

That is the goal of this blog- to tell stories and to help me become a better storyteller. I have said it multiple times because it is important to me and I want to hold myself accountable.

Out Of Control

At the moment it feels like a few things are out of control and it aggravates me. It makes me feel unsettled and I am working on fixing that. It is kind of similar to driving like Fred Flintstone. Remember how he uses his feet to stop the car? Well I feel a bit like I am doing 75 and trying to use my feet to stop a big honking SUV.

Don’t like these friction burns.

That is not to say I am not in control because I am, but not with the sort of fighter pilot precision that I want.

Contradictions right? Yep, I agree but that is me and I am good with that because I am used to it. Doesn’t mean I won’t carp about it upon occasion or try to make adjustments because I will.

Adjustments are a part of life or maybe it is just a way of saying change is a part and sometimes I am better at dealing with it than others.

The good news is I really do feel like I am on my way and these moments are a part of the experience. Just get impatient sometimes and wish I could work through them faster.

This was part of Stream of Consciousness Sunday. You ought to try it.

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  1. erin margolin October 1, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Love the title!

    I wish I felt more in control like you do. But I’m all Fred Flinstone for sure right now. But I’m working on it. I want to be on my way, too.


    • Jack October 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Erin,

      It is a bit goofy, but I really believe being on your way is a decision we make. It is not always easy and there are moments where I am not so certain, but most of the time I feel good because I know where I want to be.

      That is part of my ‘secret.’ It makes a bit easier to try to develop a plan that way. That is my argument for today and I am sticking to it. 😉

  2. Jens P. Berget October 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

    You have the best headlines in the business, and I must admit that I was hoping this one was true 🙂

    The thing is, there are so much content out there and so many people blogging, we just might need to be spending more time with the headlines. The headlines are what people see first and it’s how they decide to read the post, at least the first paragraph.

    • Jack October 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Jens,

      It could be true. It might work. I can’t speak for everyone, especially women, but perhaps a nicely written card to your wife. 😉

      On a serious note, you are right about headlines. I don’t particularly like it, but the marketplace is saturated and good headlines really do go a long way.

  3. Gina October 1, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I’ve learned be wary of your post titles. I’ve been dragged in by them before ;-). This is my favorite month! And I’m hoping for less adjustments. They come in waves and rolling with many makes surfing them difficult at times.

    • Jack October 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Gina,

      I would have suggested you skipped and whistled your way in, but that is just me. 😉 So October is your favorite month? I am guessing it is because your birthday falls within this time frame or you just really like Halloween. 😉

      Hope the adjustment back to reality slows down a bit.

  4. Shosh M September 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    good thing you can’t get pregnant. Last time I vowed to have more sex…that is exactly what happened.

  5. Kenya G. Johnson September 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Sigh – those stinkin’ adjustments come too often. I’m glad September is just about behind me. One to the next one – best wishes to you and your October.

  6. Kristen September 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have a recurring dream (nightmare, I guess) where I’m driving and no matter how hard I step on the brake, I can’t stop the car. Kind of reminds me of your Fred Flintstone image.

    So, yeah, I guess I know what you mean. Hang in there, buddy.

  7. Julie September 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Only 5 minutes? It would take at least 30 to dump out everything presently in my head just from the weekend, and then I’m pretty sure no one would want to read it! Remember it can take a while to change course after you change your mind and start to “purposefully” affect your reality…although honestly some people seem to do it on a dime and others take years. Will not take space philosophising on that one. Just will remark that you co-create your reality but control is just an illusion…

    • Jack September 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      The ‘rules’ say we are only supposed to take 5 minutes and since sometimes I follow rules…Of course I’ll be back later tonight to finish my own brain dump.

      The co-create and control things throw me a bit- that is the kind of contradiction that just doesn’t compute so well.

  8. Jen September 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I call it flux. There always is flux. September has been impossible. Three birthdays in the family. Back to school, back to schedules, back to music lessons and swim lessons and dance lessons and and and. Work deadlines. Doctor’s appointments. FLUX. I feel like I am stream of conscious just trying to get through every day. I have been telling myself every day that September will be over and things will settle down. Except, you know what? (Yes, you do.) There really is no settling. Just flux. Different stresses and celebrations. More of this and more of that and more opportunities to appreciate the complicated life I am living. (But still. I’m glad October is only hours away.)

    • Jack September 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Jen,

      Flux is a great word and something we share with probably more than just a few people. This fercockteh month (still September here) has been a pain, but the clock is moving and things will change.

      I don’t know about you, but could deal with a little more routine and less flux, even for just a week.

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