My horoscope today says it all…

Pacifica sunset

My horoscope for today, January 10, states, “One of the dilemmas you now face is about how to fulfill your obligations to others while remaining true to your own needs. Instead of making any final decisions, try to put your personal aspirations on hold for a while so you can do what is most responsible. This can pay off in the long run, allowing you to achieve more satisfaction later on.”

This pretty much says it all. The problem is that I’ve been putting my “personal aspirations on hold for a while,” already. It’s all in the way you look at it though. Recently I read in the book, Ordinary Miracles, True Stories About Overcoming Obstacles & Surviving Catastrophies,that stated, “Compassionate patience is not stopping a life, waiting indefinitely to pick up where we left off in some now outdated plan. Instaed, we must gently redistribute our hopes and focus on new goals that are concrete, realistic, more immediate and more attainable.”

Perhaps this says it a little better. To continue moving on in some new direction that makes sense. But this is the hard part. What it also says is to, “stop waiting for the pain to go away and just accept what is…just begin right here and build now.”

 This is what I have to keep in mind. Even if it means building with tiny building blocks that will take more than it did before to create or accomplish what is set out. Little by little the pieces will fall into place and I will get somewhere.

Until then, I will take my horoscope’s advice and, “do what is most responsible,” and take the best possible care of myself so that I can benefit in the future.

Winter in Scandinavia

Swedish harbor village

I need more vitamin D. This is the time of year when your limited reserves from the summer are running low or are already empty. Today I saw the sun. This is a big deal. It’s been grey, dark and rainy/snowy almost ever day since November. Maybe there has been one or two days in between with a sneak peak at the sun through the clouds but it’s a distant memory.

With the weather forecast for Copenhagen being a big scary grey fluffy cloud and a big question mark on it with 50% chance of rain, rain, rain for the week, the future doesn’t look so bright. But, this is to be expected in these parts of the world. No use complaining. All I can do is look forward to the piercing sunshine that will eventually peak through once every once in a while. If it’s not too bright and blinding, I just may be able to soak in a little vitamin D. Not likely, though. I guess I have to wait six months until I refuel or consider a hiatus to a warm tropical place like the Spanish Canary Islands or maybe even the Maldives.  

New Year – New Blog


I attempted to start a blog last year and just couldn’t get into it. But it’s a new year and with a new year comes new challenges and new ways of doing things. I decided to go for it this year and start a blog. The main reason is to make me write more. And to put it simply, just write. My aim will be to write something every day and I hope that others might just want to read my ramblings and perhaps even start a discussion.

In any event, if it only serves as a “notebook” of sorts for me and helps me improve my writing, then it will be worth the effort.