i’m at the car repair place fixing a recalled item. its going to be about two hours and I’ve got to make my own prompt for writing: How do you access what the *Lionness* wants you to? (this is a reference to the archetype I’m embodying these days)
all my readings have been telling me to look at my joy, to just be in the JOY. and i’m like, yeah, gimme another blanket and let me settle down further into my bog.
I’ve stopped taking my antidepressant and I think it is good but am struggling a lot with how to support my system between 4 and bedtime. I have so little time with them, and then i’m a wreck. it doesn’t seem like a fair deal .
boys here in what look like suits until you look down at their feet and see their shoe-style.
and distraction aside, I think that guided meditations are the way to go for me, and i’m still not doing that. I found, or my Lionness found, me that way. in my ability to sink into my own body and my own imaginative base, which I have, and how I have seemed to survive this past few decades. which is still an amazing thing to say. decades have passed.
what I mean, in my huddle, in my mess of blankets on the couch with my fears around me like infinity scarves gone wrong, is that I am moving, but not moving at the same time. in two ways. my lists are getting crossed off, i’m handling things. i’m applying myself, i’m in the fall cleanup, and i’m not. i’m not any of that. and it happens during and around all of the same actions.
I get interrupted to be frightened by the car repair man that I need a timing belt replacement. I am here to fulfill a recall. happily I remember that I have a new engine in there, ask me that fucking story. no, don’t. so I don’t need no stinking timing belt. thank you very much. nobody is getting any of my money today, and hopefully that includes the vending machine I am staring at, which has chips AND candy. bastards.
what I mean, in my need to keep writing, to give myself some sort of structure in the day, is to give myself more of a foothold into understanding myself. there is a lot that I get, dig? but this whole HERMIT thing? its not making me feel like I can take care of my kids independently, and that’s a pretty damn big deal. I say.
and what I mean, really, is that I know I can take care of my kids, I know I can. I don’t even doubt it for a second. Don’t make me fuck you up.
but I worry about the money and the living on alimony/childsupport mix. still and always. I am not good with dependence.
which brings another fear in the LM category . (Loveliest Man) What if I do fall in deep love with him? like dependent love? wherein I need him? Isn’t that the death knell ? isn’t it? why do people do these things? LM, be not afraid. also, don’t comment. I can’t handle it.
And herein lies the end of the freewrite. Apologies? I don’t know. But here I am, trying to give myself a foothold that I am sure of… its always good to have one foot on the ground, yeah?
*(i’m learning a lot about archetypes lately, and for me, Lionness has shown up, and that sort of matches up with Queen archetype, and also Mother, and also Warrior, so there.)