What is persistence?

Persistence is a word that many people use to describe a person who won’t give up. Sometimes the person is thought of as a hero. Sometimes a fool.   But usually it’s a story that is told to clarify a situation. 

I think of myself as a very persistent person.  Sometimes it’s just my stubborn Italian/Irish background that won’t let me give up.  Like today, when I couldn’t get into my garage because of a power issue. I kept trying different avenues until finally the garage door opened and I could cut my lawn! But sometimes my persistent nature is the voice in my head telling me to prove it to the world. 

Now before you get nervous, hear me out.  The voice in my head is usually the voice of my Dad! When he was alive, we would butt heads on many things. Politics, religion, love, life……everything was fair game! He was always pushing me to defend my position. It was infuriating! 

Many times we wouldn’t speak for days after an argument.  But as I grow older, for better or worse, he is the voice in my head pushing me to do better! I know now that he was teaching me a lesson. My voice mattered! My thoughts mattered! My reasoning mattered! That last sentence being the most important. The reasons behind persistence is what matters. What are thoughts if they are empty and can’t be defended by you the believer? You are just a “talking head” devoid of thoughtful opinions. 

So, dear anonymous reader, be PERSISTENT! You may get your lawn cut. But even better, you may find out that you are living with a purpose!

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What am I doing here?

Here I am!  I don’t know what I’m doing at all!  But my friend has encouraged me to start a blog. She has been wanting me to write for a long time.  This month she took up a challenge to write a blog herself.  She has enjoyed it and now has turned me lose on this internet world.  She thinks I should start a blog because I love:

friends

family

Broadway shows

cabaret shows

The Skivvies(the duo group not to be confused with skivvies you wear…but I like them too)

music

movies

teaching

social media

taking pictures

fun times

my kitty cat, Booba

HGTV

Big Bang Theory(the TV series not the evolutionary term)

history

cooking

chocolate

decorating

travel

beach walks

sparkle moments

shopping

BRIGHTON (the store not the beach or the one in England)

driving

but most of all I LOVE

NEW YORK CITY!!!!

Some days will be exciting!  Some days not so much.  I guess you could say “just like life”! I am finally writing about things I love to discuss with friends. You know what they say “you never know unless you give it go!”  So here I am “giving it a go”!  And maybe, just maybe, dear anonymous reader, you may like it too!