The Middle: The End of the World Bums Me Out

According to this calendar, this may be my last post.image:

According to this calendar, this may be my last post.

I’m trying not to let anxiety take over, what with only a few hours left to life on Earth… as I’ve known it. I am hoping that new theories are correct, and the Mayan predictions actually spoke to a cosmic shift, in which things would change for the better. Given recent events in the news and around me, a shift is needed.  I hope that the Mayans were off, or all together wrong, but as a girl who often lives in the gray, I hate to hedge my bets. So these are some of the things I wish I’d done. If we’re all still here on the 21st, I will aspire to do them in the next few months and years.

I want to get my novel published. I may be loosey-goosey about the route, but I want to to do something. I wobble from self-publish to traditional publishing and an agent, on a regular basis, and who can blame me? The opinions in the professional book world are all over the place. Actually it never ceases to amaze or perplex me just how much the opinions vary. Either way, if we all live, I will do something early in 2013.


I want to go to Palau. I’ve been saying it for 26 years now. I said it for the first time, on my honeymoon, and have been thinking about it ever since. I plan to swim with the non-stinging jelly fish, in the giant jelly fish lake, and explore the beautiful islands of the area. I will go back to Yellowstone and loose myself beside a quiet river.  I will drive the wide open roads of Montana and whoop out my windows… again.  More immediately, I plan to visit my daughter in Israel. I can’t wait to float in the Dead Sea, and enjoy a spa day in Northern Israel with her. If the Mayans are off, then I will really own that mud.

Jelly fish lake. I want to swim here...

Jelly fish lake. I want to swim here… seriously.

I will absolutely clean my office and even start using it. I am determined to do this… and if the world does not end, I will do it sooner than later. It’s time to clear some things away and I’m ready to do it. Of course, I may just be saying this because I believe the world is going to end, and I wont be held accountable.

If the word doesn’t end, then I will need to get off my lazy butt and stop eating junk. It has been fun, while I nursed my “hurty knee,” but I hate to think that I will have gained weight, gotten out of shape… and the world is still here to witness it.

I will find a way to sleep through the night again. End of story. I will do this.

In my

In my dreams…

I think I’d really like to learn how to snow board vs ski. I accept that I’m just a mediocre skier. I like it, but I’m no Peekaboo Street. I want to fly down the mountain; I want to look that elegant and sleek, but I don’t. I think I want to give the board a try. I also want to try surfing… I think I’m bored board ready.

I will let some things go. They know what they are. I’m letting them go. This is a work in progress.

I will be grateful, if the world goes on. If it doesn’t, then you all know my intentions were big and bold and good.  And this was my last post… full of optimism and determination.

May the Force be with each of you and may we all be around for December 22nd.

What will you do if we all don’t disappear this week? What are your plans in 2013. Share them in my comment section… which I’m trying to improve, on the advice of a wise blogging friend.

About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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12 Responses to The Middle: The End of the World Bums Me Out

  1. Sounds like a great plan!
    How about a Tango writing “retreat” somewhere? Yoga, hike, write…
    Nothing specific like you- no more skiing for me, I think.
    Would like to get to a few yoga poses, but don’t really practice on my own enough.
    Yes, books published, recognition as a writer, get the first book into schools, and more.
    I’m quite optimistic you’ll wake up Dec. 22 and life will be the same.


  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    So, I suppose there’s no point in working on a blog post for next week until after Friday, right? No sense going through the work if I won’t be here…

    Sounds like you have some good plans. I haven’t made any resolutions or set new goals. I’m not very good about that. But I am very self-disciplined, and things usually get done, so I don’t beat myself up about not setting new year goals. 🙂


    • I am a distinctly anti-resolution gal. I don’t make them. These are just things I would have done if the world didn’t end… if it doesn’t end, well, I hope to do them. But I won’t carry around a lot of baggage if I don’t. 😉 Thanks for commenting Carrie.


  3. If the world doesn’t end I see a very bright and adventure filled chapter two for you. I could relate to almost everything on your list – so many places to visit and so little time…

    I was just telling someone that I hope the end means the end of violence, hate, ignorance and fear, etc. I hope that part of our world comes to an abrupt halt. Agree?

    Another great post, Peekaboo!


  4. Soapsuds says:

    How about if you clean my office and I clean yours?!?


  5. Miriam E. says:

    we’re still here… but we are changing. that is what i believe.
    if you’re a little interested in ‘spiritual things’, i recommend you read this:
    we can all feel the changes that happened over the course of the past few years… some ignore them and pretend everything’s the same… and some still feel that something isn’t ‘right’ and want to know more. i think you’re of the second kind. 😉
    if this makes you feel uncomfortable, please feel free to ignore what i wrote… but from what i read above, i think the book might help you understand why you feel the way you feel.


    • Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll take a minute to look the book up, but admittedly don’t read a lot of “spiritual things,” and have a pile of books waiting to be read. Always appreciate someone else’s recommendation though, and will give it a look. Thanks! 🙂


  6. Jayson says:

    It’s going to be end of mine day, but before finish I am reading this enormous piece of writing to increase my know-how.



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