Defense Is The First Act Of War

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
I’ve been insanely busy with Ocean SF, and on top of that I picked up a well paying modeling job with The Blackwell Files again. 

The shoot was for a giant software company, and my stylist put me in a gorgeous green dress, but, fitting in a photo shoot at their headquarters at the mouth of the Silicon Valley made my day very long.

Ocean SF, after a lull, due to the New Zealand wool issue, has been heating up. Luckily, my former boss, has stepped in to assist with our funding initiatives. Between that, and the operations side, it’s been nonstop emails, phone calls, and text messages. 

However, I am still a mother, and I still have to go to the grocery store and buy my children food, and my arm is still broken, so groceries are a one handed, time consuming effort. 

I also wanted to make my children cookies. So, after the photo shoot I stopped in at my favorite store, Whole Foods, and bought the ingredients for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  

With days this busy, I feel like a warrior preparing for battle.  At night, I sharpen my weapons and think about what I can do to ensure my success. 

I am in bed early, I am eating right, my bills are paid and my office is clean and orderly. I surround myself with positive people that I can trust and rely on.  I surrender to what I cannot change or control. And I ask for help. 

What I’ve learned most recently is that defense is the first act of war. I love war metaphors, and what this means to me is; we must ask for what we need, and ask other people what they need. All discord is caused by pretending we don’t need anything, and then putting up our walls and defenses when we don’t get our needs met.

If you are in conflict with anyone, ask for what you need, and in turn, ask other people what they need from you.  

In the future, I will have to stop pretending I can bake. I can not. I burned several batches of these delicious cookies.  Alright, I burned at least half of them, maybe more…

Love and blessings to all.

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