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Today I Love Taking Stock Of Life

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Contemplating carrot cake

Today I love taking stock of life and my plans for it. I love that I am gathering information on renovations that might cost more than I can afford right now but I may do some of them and make plans for others later, we’ll just see how it goes. I love that, despite my feeling unwell, I am still determined to keep going with this thing called life for as long as I can muster the energy and, knowing me, probably a little bit longer than that. I love that when I feel unwell I dream about staying in bed, and then I just get up and get going and tell my aches and pains to just shut up. I love that I keep walking, keep curling, keep writing, keep going. I love that I have had losses in my life and I’m still here. I love that I have realized that people are missed more for being good than for being great so that’s what I try to be. I love that I’m good at trying to be good, even if I’m not always successful. I love that I can apologize with ease these days, ’cause that means I am accepting my shortfalls and acceptance is the beginning of working on them. I love that I have learned that I don’t enjoy self pity, it is not something I do well enough to be happy with, I guess.

Today I love that I have managed to sync up the Wednesday office with a Wednesday today, yay me! I love that I have stuff to do here but I also love that I got some things done yesterday that I was way behind on, hey, Jon Farmer, I got my play logs submitted, it’s a new year! I love my job on the radio show and I love the other people who do this same job. I love keeping my eye on the calendar and pondering possible themes and songs and bits for the show. I love that our show goes out on the air as well as being available as a podcast, the best of all worlds.

Today I love carrot cake and I think that there might be a piece of the stuff calling my name quietly over on the counter here at the Wednesday office. I love bright eyed babies that look all around from the safety of their parents arms, I love when they stare at me and I’m never sure if I look too weird or too fun, but few of them cry and most of them smile so I think I’m okay.

Today I love contemplative coffee consumption here at the Wednesday carrot cake office.

Today I Love Taking Stock Of 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 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.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Taking Stock Of Life. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2020, from


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