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Today I Love Focused Determination

coffee, guitar, amp
… waiting for inspiration …

Today I love focused determination and plans that seem like they might be ambitious but hold within them the possibility of success and feeling accomplished. I love intentions that make me feel good because they are good. I love knowing that even if I don’t get everything done, trying will be an accomplishment in itself and I will revel in the success of having set out to do some things that are needing to be crossed off a long list. I love hopeful activities that make me aware that there are things in life that I want and even if I don’t mention them, even under my breath, even to myself, I still know they are there and I am doing things that might make those things a little bit more possible or even a little bit more likely. I love that everyone has quiet ambitions and that some people’s ambitions are out in plain sight for all but themselves to see. I wonder if mine are? I love thinking that at least some of my friends ambitions have been realized.

Today I love that the nerve pain from my fall on the ice that left me feeling like my backĀ  was being skinned with a million paper cuts all happening at once … hasn’t happened in a couple of days. I kind of love that I am now feeling the damage I did to back ribs and muscles and it’s pretty bad at times, but that means the nerves that weren’t transmitting those pain messages are now back online instead of sending those skinning me messages that were clearly false. I love that I totally loved curling last Friday and can’t wait until next time. I love that there is so much still to do in my life and that there will be things still undone when I die. I love that because it means that the end of my life will not be dull and boring with me saying things like, “Been there, did that, got the t-shirt …” Nope, I’m going to keep doing things and challenging myself, and I’m going to love it all.

Today I love that I am feeling completely uninspired when it comes to writing music, because sometimes that’s when inspiration hits hard and fast. I love when I am sitting around thinking about how I haven’t written anything in the last little while and then I suddenly realize that something has been brewing in my mind and fermenting in my thoughts for some time.

Today I love coffee and an inspiration vacuum while sitting beside one of my guitars.

Today I Love Focused Determination

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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Babcock, K. (2016). Today I Love Focused Determination. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 14, 2020, from


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