Monday, September 24, 2012

Change my name or not Change my Name, that is the question?

Changes have become second nature to me over the past 3 years and I am starting to gain some control over how I handle them, good and bad.  The good ones are easy, I just thank the good Lord above and Rock on.  The bad require composure and control, both of which can be a struggle for me but I am learning.

In April, 2013, I have some big changes coming, I am getting married.  This is a first for me, at 45, I am what they call a 'late in life bride.'  I should be called a 'Smart Woman! ' I waited till I really knew myself and what I wanted before I choose a mate.  I was raised to believe divorce is not an option.  Once you tie the knot it is a done deal.  Being a gypsy at heart I had to roam and discover before I could nest.

Nesting is something I am pretty good at, I love making our little house a home.  I am even thinking I should blog some of my projects and ideas which leads me to the name change.  I am thinking I should change the name of my blog to reflect content.  But how do I come up with a few words to describe me and all my eclectic joy?  Hmmm, maybe Eclectic Joy?  It has potential, right?  I have covered this topic in my head so many times I am bored with it.  Maybe I should concentrate on learning the ins and outs of blogging.  Seriously, I am not even sure how to upload photos to a blog much less all the other fancy stuff bloggers use.

For now I think I will start learning to use all my blogging powers as the Turkey Gypsy.  I have had that name for so long I am not sure I have the heart to change it. And for those of you that thought I was talking about taking my new hubbie's name, yes I will be changing that name, I am happy to be marrying my best friend and sharing his name.

Now go, roam free and find your Joy!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Find your Joy and God will do the rest.

As I said in my very first entry, I am terrible at journaling, (or blogging,) its one of those things I have always wanted to do but never developed the discipline for it.  To be honest I just don't have discipline for most things.  I think it is my free spirit, do things my way, attitude.  Its not a bad thing.  Of course I learn most lessons the hard way and I have a lot of unfinished projects but I also have a ton, and I mean ton of experiences I would have never had if I worried about my routine or doing the same stuff everyday.

It always amazes me what a difference a day and a prayer can make.  When I started this blog I was in a real free fall with my life.  Dream career gone, big comfy salary gone, job market in the toilet, etc.  I had no idea what I was going to do with myself much less my career, my house, my truck, the stock pile of now useless junk from my previous life, etc.  I worked three jobs, I sold stuff I didn't need, I recycled cans, anything to help my ends meet.  THEN it hit me, actually Joyce Meyer told me, to let go and let God!  Yes, I had heard it before but I wasn't listening then and I was now. It was not my job to worry and fret, it was my job to get up everyday with a thankful heart and do all I could to be JOYOUS!  WHAT?  That's all I have to do, trust God and be JOYOUS?  Could Oprah have been right all along?  I love JOY its one of my favorite feelings, nothing in the world can top it!  Pure joy is so easy to find in the smallest of things.

Here is some of my favorite simple JOYS!
*My lab when she does just about anything
*My niece when she says, "I love you Aunt Kym" for no reason.
*My boyfriend when he kisses me on the forehead.
*Planting a flower and watching in grow.
*When my bosses wife calls just to see how I am doing
*A phone call from a dear friend and having time to catch up
*Sending cards to friends for no reason.
*Reading blogs, magazines or a good book for an hour without interruption.
*Playing in the creek.
*Holding the cat while he purrs himself to sleep.
*Seeing the girls play softball.
*Cooking a big Sunday dinner and having someone volunteer to do the dishes!

I could go on and on but you get the idea.  I am learning to find JOY in the simplest   of places.

Some many things I want to share but I am thinking I will hold out till my next inspiration or should I say "blogspiration."

Wander freely and find your JOY!