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So far, I’ve had seven disastrous dates, all of which started with promising email exchanges and ended virtually the moment we met face to face. My gut instinct told me instantly that it wasn’t going to be worth the effort involved, but I felt I had to try it. My old friend, Rich, says I scare men away. I met him when I was at University, and he’s been happily married to Georgia for twenty years. He says I’m too proactive, too much of a perfectionist and too well-organized. Men, he says, don’t like that in a woman—I come across as being too self-sufficient. His theory is that I need to learn to act needy.
Funny he should say that because Mark Ainsley-Thomas has been saying something very similar lately. Not in those exact words, but the gist is the same—I need to learn to need other people. Today’s contribution is quite clear.
Gemini: Monday’s Daily Forecast by Mark Ainsley-Thomas
Now is not the time to overthink things, remember that actions speak louder than words. Your usual ability to think clearly is being hampered by the events around you, and while we all have to accept this may happen from time to time, you do need to push forward. Doing nothing is not an option. Isolating yourself from others is also not an option, you need to make an effort and you’ll be glad you did. Try to see past the stars and you will begin to see things from a different perspective. A day to take care of you.
Well, I did see stars when I hit the floor this morning, and I did get to see a very different perspective I hadn’t enjoyed before.
Hmm. I pull up my forecast for the year on the screen to read again, in case I missed anything the first half a dozen times I’ve read it to date.
Gemini: Your Forecast for the Coming Year by Mark Ainsley-Thomas
We all look forward to the start of a New Year, in some ways it can feel like wiping the slate clean and a chance to start all over again. You will indeed feel like this year is a new start, but are you prepared to be open and receptive to what is ahead? That is going to be the challenge for you throughout most of the year and while, on balance, it promises many things, it will be a year when contentious issues arise. Not only in the way things are presented to you and how you handle them, but in terms of a level of aggression aimed at you, arising mainly through a misunderstanding. You will need to put aside old ideas and re-think some of the fundamental beliefs that have become almost a ritual to you. The year will start with a bang and you won’t be disappointed with the way it ends.
Oh, I love the way he phrases his thoughts and advice. He’s so…so…wise and reassuring. He always manages to imply a level of optimism, even when his words are delivering a message that is, in essence, a little worrying. Aggression for instance, what does he mean? Still, he’s right about the year starting with a bang; I just didn’t think that meant I would end up losing my job.
Reading his words is a comfort, though, and reassures me that my little world isn’t about to totally fall apart. Before long my fingers are flying over the keyboard, and I have a title that will hopefully intrigue the readers and make them want to pluck my book from the shelf.