Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday November 14, 2016 - Great Future

Last week was tough. Every once in awhile I need to vent. This is one of those posts. But I have a plan and my future looks good.

What made last week so tough:
  1. Anniversary of my Mother's Death - Nov. 8th
  2. 2016 Presidential Elections - Nov. 8th
  3. Had to turn down trip to Opera - Nov. 12th
  4. Let down from trip to Savannah - Nov 6th
  5. Issues with my two youngest daughters - all week

I was so excited about the elections, that I did not realize that November 8, 2015, was the day my Mother died and the day I met my new friend Karen. All last week I was down, I would not say depressed but just feeling a little low.

At first I thought it was because of the election results. That was tough but I have developed a plan to survive the results both financially and emotionally. It looks like I will be transitioning during a four year period that may give cover for some bad people to do some bad things. I travel in some very remote areas, so I am really going to have to watch myself. It reminds me of the 1960's and 1970's when I grew up. I will just resurrect some of that security I use to have.

This is not a political site, so I will just say, my candidate lost, even though she will end up with the most votes.

Last Saturday, I was invited to the Opera by Karen. That would have been fun, but I a previous engagement with my daughters. They come first. What made this a bummer was that the previous Saturday, I took Karen on a day trip to Savannah and Hilton Head. We had so much fun. We will always be just friends, but she has shown me the possibilities of my future and helped me through the loss of my Mother and my early HRT.

After so much fun in Savannah/Hilton Head, having to turn down the Opera was tough.

Then my two youngest daughters have issues. My middle daughter was engaged to a guy I do not like. He is OK, but there is something about him. After teaching at an all male college for 35 years, I have a good sense of young male character. Well, she has a 7 month old son, my third grandchild and now she knows, he is not the one. So I have been talking to her about her options and to help her get her mind moving forward in a positive direction.

Meanwhile, my youngest daughter is thinking about her future. She is really good at it, but she says the low pay, stress and increased workload is too much. I told her that the problem is that she is in an industry (local TV news) that is dying. Only older people still watch local news. The demographics are trending older and advertisers what younger people. She has the experience of reporting, anchoring and producing. So she needs to take that skill and move to the future, which is the internet. She needs to get ready for the coming Technological Singularity.

Here are a couple of interesting facebook videos she has done recently. Also she was the first anchor, at her station to broadcast live on Facebook.

Next is one of her Facebook live streams while she is anchoring the new live. A very interesting concept.

Finally, over the weekend, I saw the Dr. Strange movie. I did not like his comic books when I was young. But I loved the movie. I believe in a lot of that stuff about what exists beyond our sense: time, timelines and alternate realities.

It made me reevaluate and come up with solutions. Today is my future's past. I can create my own future reality based on decisions I make today. So I have developed a plan and will implement it today.

The future looks good.


  1. You are a planner. For every challenge there is a plan. I greatly admire your organizational skills and your ability to imagine a plan going forward. However, there is "the best laid plans of mice and men" wrench in the works with which to contend. We may be captains of our own ship, but even sea captains must contend with unexpected and uncontrollable events. Do continue to plan, but don't become discouraged when your plans must be modified or abandoned. All the best to you, Susan.

  2. Thank you. You are correct. Being able to adapt is the key to successful plan.

  3. Thank you. You are correct. Being able to adapt is the key to successful plan.