Wednesday, May 7, 2014

IWSG

I'm late! 

I overslept. 

I forgot to be INSECURE TODAY.


Thanks ALEX


Actually, I'm not Insecure today. I've decided that for the month of May I'm going to refuse to allow my nail biting,  stomach-churing, headache-producing self-doubts to creep in. 

Nope not once.

"How does she do it?" You ask, wringing your hands and leaning in for my bit of wise advice.

Here's my answer--actually three answers. . .and all pictorial. 

One Sniff and Poof Go the Insecurities


Insecure? What's that?

Yumm. Can't be Insecure and eat blackberries at the same time.


55 comments:

  1. Forgetting to be insecure is fine!
    Is that your puppy? He's adorable.

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  2. Those sound like good ways to forget to be insecure. Especially the puppy. He made me forget more than insecurity.

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  3. Oo. My mom's got a mulberry tree in her front yard. I'll run over and eat some berries right off the tree. Then I'll drive up to Ohio and play with Carrie Butler's new puppy. :D

    Great post. ;)
    IWSG #224 until Alex culls the list again.

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  4. LOL. I enjoyed it. I don't want another puppy right now, but I can do blackberries. Or maybe strawberries. It's strawberry picking time in my neck of the woods.

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  5. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE this post!! And I love flowers, dogs, and blackberries! I have cut my blackberry bush back BIG time this year, and it is just now starting to grow again. I'm hoping for a big crop of fresh berries in August. Now ... I'm off to follow your example and try to not be insecure today. :)

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  6. Great post! I overslept last week and woke up ten minutes before I had to leave the house. However, I did not wake up as creative as you. Thanks for these anti-insecurity tips. I'm going to go smell some flowers and eat some blackberries.

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  7. Focus on some thing else and you won't be stressed - that always works!

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  8. OVersleeping is your body's way of telling you that you need rest. :)
    Glad you got some good shuteye:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  9. Beautiful flower! Adorable puppy! And yummy blackberries! Definitely can't be insecure with those three around. :)

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  10. That is a cute puppy! Who can be insecure around that ball of cute fur?! Great attitude, btw. ;-)

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  11. I do love me blackberries! Not that I can ever find them here... but we still lurv them

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  12. Glad to hear the insecurities are poof for the month. The puppy looks very adorable and I love blackberries.

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  13. Last night around 9pm, I realized the blog I'm supposed to post for a client at 6 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays hadn't been written. So I had to write a 300-word blog about technology at 9 p.m., when my brain is no longer functioning! So I could relate to you oversleeping in a big way!

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  14. And don't forget bright, blazing sunshine always helps! We have some here today, and I'm hoping you have lots of bright, happy, blue sky days ahead!!! Puppies, blackberries and beautiful flowers are all good!

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  15. Forgetting to be insecure is a great way to be. I salute you!

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  16. I need some of those flowers (already have a puppy and some berries), because I want the month of May off from insecurities, too. :-)
    http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  17. Truly pictures are worth a thousand words sometimes! Maybe I'll post some next month: a cat curled up on a lap, for one. And my kids, for sure.

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  18. You've inspired me. Think positive and do not be insecure. Good advice.

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  19. Ha! Three ways to beat insecurity! You go Lee!

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  20. Mmm, blackberries. Come over for a beer. :)

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  21. And here I've been trying to rely on blueberries! Shows what I know.

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  22. Nice. Add cheese to that list and I'm totally there with you. And kids hugs. And my hubby's compliments. Life is awesome, right?

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  23. Love it. Now throw those blackberries into a cheap chardonnay and they'll both be happier. I love lilies, and puppies. Need a therapy dog, I believe ;-) You know, fully trained and sweet and adorable and follows me around giving me love and attention...yeah...sounds good.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

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  24. Good for you! I wish I were in the same headspace.

    Those pictures made me smile.

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  25. Hi Lee, celebrity author superstar,

    First of all, thank you so much, once again, for putting up a posting regarding "IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary." I'm overwhelmed by your dedication to me and I note how all the others made mention of me in their comments. Thus, thank you all so very much. I'm crying tears of joy.

    One sniff and poof? Did you know that "poof" is a British word for footstool? What a lovely looking puppy. With that, I shall go eat some blackberries and think about how nifty neato you are.

    Yep, your starstruckest fan,

    Gary :)

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  26. Good for you!!! Flowers, pets, and blueberries are all great to cure stress and insecurity. :)

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  27. I try my best to avoid insecurity. My secret? I tend to be oblivious to things around me. And I forget easily. I'm kind of like Alfred E. Newman.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out


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  28. Awesome way to stay confident. I'll have to try it.

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  29. What a perfect answer to stress. I'm munching on grapes while I write this but I'd rather have blackberries.

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  30. Great ways to beat the stress! I have to visit with the in-laws this coming weekend, so no way I can beat the stress. =P

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  31. Yes, those picture look un-stressful and pleasant, and I hope you have a delightful May. But with my luck, the flower's pollen would make me sneeze, the oh-so-cute puppy would poop in my shoes, and the black berries would give me the runs. :P

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  32. All right . . . that's it. I'm moving in for the month. It only took three pics to convince me. What? Is that not what you were going for? Ah well. Either way, I like your May plan. I'll try to follow it also. :)

    S.K.Anthony: IWSG

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  33. The perfect advice.
    I need to get me some blackberries! ;)

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  34. Blackberries! Add some ice cream and I could be persuaded to forget my insecurities too. :)

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  35. I WANT THAT PUPPY.

    Sorry for yelling. I get excited about these things. All of those pictures are enough to make feel secure! Too bad I have none of those things at the moment :P

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  36. That puppy look just melted my dragon heart! And I am eating blackberries too. Plenty of them.

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  37. You were late? You got to my blog before I even posted for IWSG. Okay, it wasn't my turn, but still... I was outside eating blueberries and forgot to check! My cats meowed, and I fed them instead of checking my blog. I even fed our chickens and the neighbors' goats. What did I forget? Oh, the flowers. Surely, I didn't forget to post IWSG...at least not until this afternoon. Talk about late. But at least my paragraphs are formatted right for ebooks. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.

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  38. You forgot the scantily clad image of a Hollywood heartthrob holding a bottle of wine:)
    WriterlySam

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  39. Oh my gosh, that's the cutest puppy! Love your attitude!

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  40. I'm right there with you on all three of those things, especially the blackberries. Berries of any type set my mood on a whole new plane.

    Late or not, glad to hear you are having a secure ol' time of it this month!

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  41. LOVE the pics and LOVE blackberries...

    Terrific Lee!

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  42. Wonderful! That puppy says it all. Glad you're not feeling insecure. Hold onto that. :D

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  43. Ah. So eating blackberries is the solution. I'm going to get myself some right now!

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  44. Those are three good reasons. Need to make time to smell the flowers (and blackberries!)

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  45. Smart. I like you self confidence.

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  46. It's wonderful to look at the beautiful and pleasant things around us. I forget my insecurities for some time doing that.

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  47. The blackberries -- heavenly!

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  48. All your ideas sound like just the thing-- but since I've access to none of those-- I'm stuffing myself with chocolate. Help :)

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  49. I loved your post esp the purple flower.

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  50. It's the same for cheese cake! Hard to feel insecure and stuff your mouth with gooey yummy cheese cake! Hi Lee. Happy May!

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  51. Glad you're not feeling insecure! Exhausted yes, but definitely not insecure! If only I could get that excited about blackberries!

    Julie

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  52. Beautiful flowers make things so much better. :)

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