There are a few people in my life who just can't handle me. But life goes on, and so does love.

I'm not happy with the negative tone I took here in my last post... It's not that there's not a time and place for bitching and whining, but my audience here is the people who support me, not the people who don't. I don't need to explain myself to you guys, and I thank you for that.

I'm genuinely in a good place in my life right now, and I guess that's why it's become so glaring to me that there are a few people in my life who just can't handle me. That's always been a reality for anyone who doesn't conform, and to not expect that would be stupid. It doesn't make it hurt any less though. But life goes on, and so does love.

How am I doing with the procrastination problem? I'm kicking that monster's ass! :-) I got up early today and have been working hard ever since.

I really do have a lot more energy since I started doing these deep breathing exercises. If anyone out there wants to try it, you breathe in for a count of seven, hold for a count of 28, exhale for a count of 14. Then take a deep breath and let it out all the way, and start over. Do it ten times, three times a day. Credit goes to Tony Robbins for that. After three days of this, my lungs feel as strong as they do when I swim every day.

Gotta get back to work. Thanks for your never-ending support as usual, and stay tuned for new poetry coming up tomorrow!

Torn Sky: A new poem about silent betrayal and conditional love

Rocking the boat: The nameless, faceless people-pleaser goes overboard