The Trip to Switzerland Journal Feb 24, 2014 17:19:51 GMT -8 CodepNomore, carito1988, and 2 more like this
Post by Susan P. on Feb 24, 2014 17:19:51 GMT -8
Dreams Do Come True
By Susan Peabody
This blog is a stream of consciousness or what they call in the self-help world, "hot penning." There will be a lot of typos, grammatical errors, misspelled words, and sentences that wander off and have to be retrieved.
February 24, 2014
"The Trip" stands for" "My Wonderful Adventure in Switzerland: Longstanding Dream Come True," by Susan Peabody, a day dreamer of long standing starting in 1958 in my cozy bedroom where all the bullies and crazy people could not hurt me.
I have been keeping journals since the sixth grade. Today, I guess you would call this a blog. (Would someone please tell me where that word comes from and what it really means. So far I figured out that it is an internet journal.)
About ten years ago, I was cleaning out some old boxes and found my first "diary." That is what you called it back then. While reading it, I did not know whether to laugh or cry. Mostly, I just wanted to burn it. I had actually carved a hole in an old book to hide it. I learned this from the movies. I have always been kind of melodramatic and the movies influenced me is all kinds of ways that haunt me to this day. In my book Addiction to Love (now referred to as my "first book," I discussed this as "Contributing Factors to Love Addiction" which meant love songs, romantic books, and heartbreaking movies like Splendor in the Grass (my first view of love addiction which I, of course, romanticized. Don't all women have a nervous breakdown when they are separated from the object of their desire, and to into an sanatorium to get over it?)
I digress . . .
The last blog I kept began the day my daughter died. It saved my sanity to write each day about how I was getting along. I got the idea from the book Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis. I hope someone else benefitted from taking pen to paper (fingers to keyboard). I know I did.
(Link to my blog about Kathy)