Monday, November 29, 2010

Such is Life.

It seems to me that I far too often write about life and living and it breaking you down in times of joy and stealing your crown of happiness. Well, let us remember what goes up must come down. WE don't have to stay grounded though. Remember there is a point at which down is no longer down anymore but solid ground on which we all stand on and gets us level again. We can relate to one another getting "caught up in life" happens.

Someone once asked me why is it that doing what is best always feels the worst? Well, I guess it isn't a once upon a time story, it was actually today (see date).

Outside of context I said to her, "Well, you can fix this but there will be something else and then something else and something else. There is always something (and I'll come back to this statement). There comes a juncture where you have to look at history and ask yourself when do I stop finding temporary solutions to permanent problems?" I then think she understood what she must do. As most of you have probably figured out...relationship issues.

Coming back to "there is always something" Its true and it will never change. We will make many changes before settling down happily. Still, that happiness will be challenged...and probably challenged daily. It then comes down to you let it win? Are you a quitter? No, I think not. If you say you are...then stop it!

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, but help you to discover who you are.

I mean, let's face it anyone in the world can give up. Its the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand that you gave up is true strength.

Don't Stop Believin'



"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A long Absence brings about Suprise

Well, here we are again or I guess I shouldn't assume you have visited before. Its been quite sometime since I have taken a serious approach to "my" blog. I am going to attempt it once more. The plan is to follow up with a daily entry. Now, there is a possibility that weekends may get the best of me but let us be honest with each other...I am sure they get the best of all of us in due time.

I have no clue where to start...I need an adult.

To begin things off I will let my fortunes entertain you. As the Chinese tell me, "A new relationship is about to blossom. You will be blessed." I called shenanigans on this one. I would like to know with what or whom I am going to have a relationship. Also, I am going to be showered with good luck before my next birthday and this is while I am making many changes before settling down. Tell me almighty fortune teller...if I am to make many changes before settling down how the hell am I supposed to have a new, blessed relationship? That doesn't sound like a whole lot of good luck to meeeeeee. Jerks. Continuing on with "fate" Most of you who read this know I am a basketball player of a numerous amount of years that I lost count of. I was at my place of work and had a small cap in my hand. There was a beaker on the counter with what I would consider a small opening for the mouth. I was standing across the room. Its a rather large room. I looked at a co-worker and said the first thing that came to my mind..."if I make this I will meet my soul mate by the end of the day...I shot. Yes, to our astonishment it went in. I immediately dropped my jaw and my shoulders went limp. Now, some of you may be wondering...did I meet them? I say no but I did talk to some people I hadn't talked to in a very long time, saw a rather attractive lady at the gym that night, and well sparked new conversation with someone I didn't talk to on a regular basis. Some say fate...I say coincidence. I guess time will tell.

So, now that I have given preface I will tell you what has been on my mind lately and those of you who know me may in fact drop dead. I will just come out and say it, El Oh, Vee, eeeEEE. In otherwords, L-o-v-e. Yes I, Michael R. Athey, has had love on my mind. Now I am gonna stop you right there. You may be thinking Oh Em Gee he is thinking about love. I am just thinking about love in a generality and not being in it or wanting to be in it yada yada yada.

I would like to say that what I am going to blog about is not typical of me with go on.

So here it is. Love.

A many of my friends come to me for advice. I am a good listener and I guess I give pretty decent advice. At the least, I am a wide shouldered individual and have a warm body to rest on. I guess that counts. Anyway, I have this friend who is deathly afraid of giving into love. Of course, they don't know it. It seems to me that they let their head tell their heart no far too often and never let the heart do the talking. I am am man of logic and reason but sometimes, just sometimes you have to let the heart do the guiding. Sure, you put your neck on the line or well for this instance why don't we use the phrase...wearing your heart on your sleeve. We live in these bodies of ours and we will die in them. If you live your life in fear then it would appear to be that you do not have a life worth living for (no, do not go commit suicide). I know that where you invest your love you invest your life as well but you cannot go without taking some risk. Love for sure as hell is not certain. As a matter of fact, I guess anything intangible or without, what mathematicians like to call proof, isn't either. Continuing on, I would like to pose the question; How lucky is someone to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard? How lucky is someone to have somebody to take them the way they are? It seems to me that it is always nice knowing no matter how rough your day is, not matter how much $H!T can be thrown your way, no matter what happens in the course of your day...that when you make it to your humble abode that someone will be waiting with open arms and a warm heart to make it all better. I'm not bitter I don't have love, honestly. There is no expiration date on love either...thats always nice to know.

Okay, I am going to stop this here. This isn't my cup o tea post. I am on a tangent I can't get out of my head. I am all over the place and I will be back on track manana with something worth while to read. I guess this just needed "an out"

In case I don't see you Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Goodnight.