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Today I Love Being Challenged By Life

cottage creek
Thundering through the creek bed …

Today I love being challenged by life the way I have been this week. I love how good it feels to succeed even at the easy things when they are made more difficult. I love that I managed to record my radio show on this old beater of a computer that I wasn’t even sure would bear up under the load of the required software. I love that I have a new appreciation for this old beast and that I’ve decided it is time it got some updates so it’s going to go into the shop and get a seriously fast hard drive and as much memory as it can handle and then it’s going to live in my backpack and be my digital traveling companion ’cause it’s lighter and that makes a difference and ’cause if it can keep up with me it will save my other system from wear and tear and that’s a good thing. I love that although I’m not completely caught up yet, I can see light at the end of the tunnel and I will be caught up soon – ish. I love that the things we wanted to do are still getting done too, we are at the cottage and we have listened to the creek raging at its confinement and we’ve looked out at the smokey water and we’ve breathed that deep sigh of contentment and happiness here that makes this place one of our happiest places if not the happy place.

Today I love that the grocery store in Wiarton was open and we bought almost all the doughnuts they had there and I am trying hard not to eat a second one since we’ve only been home for an hour and I may fail at curbing my desire yet. I love that it is my father’s birthday today and he laughed when I told him I referred to him as “Old Man” on the radio show that will air this Sunday at 4PM eastern on CFOS560 radio. I love that I get to do that show even when it’s one of my challenges when my computer dies.

Today I love breakfast at the cottage. I love buying new bottles of jam and looking forward to eating them. I love that I should probably be overweight but if I am it’s just by a little bit and that’s okay with me right now. I love that all the music on my show on Sunday came from our personal collection of music. I love that music is magic, and it’s the good kind of magic.

Today I love drinking coffee and listening happily while that little creek keeps right on raging.

Today I Love Being Challenged By Life

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 in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more 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 write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having 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. (2019). Today I Love Being Challenged By Life. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 20, 2019, from


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