Im Rambling Again~

I have missed posting a new blog entry twice a week. So yes I fell off the WOK challenge and feel like I landed with a thud on the sidelines.  I can feel the tension from not writing tightening up my brain and attitude. I have to write even if it is about whatever pops into my head. Just when I thought I would actually have more free time to focus on writing, well life decides to side swipe me and keep me busier than ever.

I don’t know about anyone else but reaching out and asking for help is not a character trait of mine. It isn’t that I am prideful, it just does not come naturally to me. So asking for help caring for my husband and having hospice in our home has been a lesson in letting go and allowing other’s in. Hiring someone to clean the pool and another to take over the gardening was also a letting go moment.

I have been learning the value of not being in control and learning how to, yep you guessed it, “letting go”.

But letting go of writing has been more stressful than helpful for me. I realize  it is the one thing I have to hang onto to tightly for my own peace of mind and sanity.

I think sharing such deeply personal events was helpful and yet soul draining at the same time for me.

So on the lighter side of letting go~

It is time to Let Go of the Oven~

It has been too hot to stay in the kitchen for longer than twenty minutes here in Bakersfield!

And I have outlawed baking!

I told my daughters no more baking until the temperature dropped to at least 80 degrees~

If you needed a cookie that bad we will have to buy the yucky ones at the grocery store.

It is tragic but living in a furnace is too, so learning the letting go lesson continues.


Author: iola reneau

I am a writer and sometimes author.

4 thoughts on “Im Rambling Again~”

  1. So glad to see you writing again. I was beginning to worry about the lack of entries as I know that this is your stress release platform. I also know that you are crazy busy and I have been worried about not so good new developments for you. May letting go free your soul and mind. Gonna break now and give you a call =)

  2. Great to see you back and to know that you are practicing the art of letting go. Many of us were raised to “do it ourselves.” I’ve had to learn to ask for help, and as a life coach, I encourage others to do so. People DO want to help in some way but often don’t know how or what they can do. When asked to do something specific, they are glad to help. And it’s a good thing for everyone. The helper gets to contribute; the helpee gains a moment or two of respite and a job lifted from her shoulders. It’s a win-win, as they say.

    Keep writing, Iola. We are here to read it all.


  3. I am a fan of yours Iola… Please keep writing. I looked for you at the last writers meeting and was really hoping we would get a chance to connect again …. I think of you constantly and ask God to send angles to wrap their arms of love around your husband, you and your family… I do hope we get to work together in the future….. Hugs to you!! take care Dawna Hudson-Uhles

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