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May 27, 2018

Do you believe in life on other planets?

I think it would be extremely arrogant of us Earthlings to believe we're the only life in the universe.

Why only Earth? Why would we think we're the only ones out of thousands of planets? Just because *WE* cannot live on them doesn't mean no one else could.

I truly believe there is life out there.

Are we ready to find out? I think we are. I think we're at a place in our own evolution that we could start to learn about aliens existing out there, perhaps develop tentative learning alliances.

Maybe that's why I love Stargate and Stargate SG1 (Before Hammond died and O'Neill left the show!)

What do you think? Is there life on other planets? What do you believe?

May 17, 2018

Name one good thing that's happened to you this year...

Name one good thing that's happened to you this year, so far...

December, of last year, I received a very welcome surprise. My Mom and Dad found airline tickets to Taiwan at a reasonable cost. Now, we'd already been planning to travel to Taiwan together, but we'd planned it to be October or November of this year, but one of my dream goals was to go to Taiwan during Chinese New Year, a notoriously expensive time to travel to any Asian country, but somehow, my parents pulled a rabbit from the hat.

Mom and I flew to Taiwan Jan 31st and we spent February rekindling memories (the last time I'd been back was in 1986), visiting with family members, meeting a LOT of new family members, and learning more about my Taiwanese heritage by living it. We split travel and food, but she paid airfare and hotel, as a treat and sort of "inheritance", to build a lasting memory together.

It was wonderful! Exciting, and yet felt like home. I didn't want to leave. We're planning a return trip in two years; with the plan to take my husband with us. If we can swing the cost, of course. They say travel is good for the soul, that everyone should experience traveling to new places and new cultures- but they sure don't make it very easy for people like us to afford it!

So, what good thing has happened to you this year?

May 6, 2018

What I feel today...

I'm suppose to write about what or how I'm feeling today.

This one is going to be difficult for me.

As most of you know, I suffer from depression and social anxiety. Today is one of my down days. Actually, this week has been difficult. I'm mourning the loss of a friend.

I've come to the realization that maybe I wasn't good enough, or I've done something wrong. I really have no idea though.

Ghosting sucks, people. In this day and age, there's no excuse for it. As easy as it is to send an email, a text message, a FB messenger message...there's NO reason why there can't be some sort of final note.

I would rather get my feelings hurt with a simple, "I think, after all these years, we've just grown apart and I don't want to be friends anymore" than absolutely nothing. The first gives me a reason, the second leaves me wondering and doubting myself.

Maybe I expect too much from people. Maybe I just suck at being a friend. Maybe I have no concept of friendship.

What I feel today is hurt.