Looks and Locks πŸ€·πŸ»πŸ’

Are you aging gracefully or are you fighting it? Most like myself probably do both. Some things we accept but then some, well- we aren’t quite ready for. I found that video pic of Warrior in a hotel room courtesy of Andrew William Wright once again. Yes, I realize most prefer Ultimate Warrior photos and there’s always plenty of those but mixing it up is what I do! Warrior would attest to looks and locks for sure but being a celebrity means that microscope is constantly on you.

His looks changed somewhat over the years as U.W. but those locks never fully left until his girls were young. Some guys of WWE fame have kept their locks intact while maybe letting the color change. For women, it’s a different story but vanity connects us all. They want to keep that image fans recognize. Their outward appearance became such a part of them and yet they might find it hard letting go.

Are you insecure about letting change happen to you physically? I’ve mentioned this a little before but never regarding aging. Age has that way of sneaking up behind us while putting a sleeper hold across our head and neck! Do we submit or fight back? When younger, we can’t wait to get older but when older, we crave that youth. We want the younger skin, no gray hair, no reading glasses, and the like. Those that embrace aging- I applaud you. I don’t try and hide every wrinkle or fit into skinny jeans anymore. I still have my hair colored just a little and that moisturizer needs to be applied. You won’t find me getting botox, a facelift, or any injections ever. Fame influences that though.

We do change as we age, that’s a fact. Yes, I still workout but not as much cardio as even a few years ago. Hormones are telling me- nope, not gonna happen so I am listening. It upsets me but I am active in other ways just with more naps. It’s similar to a change in diet. We all know to eat healthier as time goes by.

Sometimes we give up younger looks of the past anyway. Warrior did and I was glad. Did fans really think he’d still have the long hair or exact same body at 50? Maybe so since he still worked his body hard but I knew he wouldn’t look the same. He felt it was time to move on to a new phase of his life and one never filled with regrets. Was that selfish to not think of being automatically recognized much? No, not at all. He felt personally despite others in the business that it was the right time to move on from younger ways. Some things or ideas are so easy to say: “See ya!” to but others we become attached with and it is difficult parting ways.

What is one thing- either a physicality, relationship, concept, or younger idea do you find hard giving up? It doesn’t have to be looks or locks but how about an outfit from decades ago you can’t donate. Maybe you have the first car you ever owned and it still runs. You barely drive it but can’t seem to sell it. Why? We do like to hold onto things but as warriors- we must move on to newer and better. I’m not saying give everything away or keep it all either but getting that balance is what wins the match. I’m guilty too, believe me!

Some stuff we are forced to change like when flat screens came out or music cassette tapes switched to CD’s. That’s exactly what Warrior was talking about on the video pic of him above. We do need to ask the question of why change happens. Is it for you or others? You might just try something new but maybe you want to please others. Sometimes we don’t even have a choice. With celebrities, it becomes tricky because they may need to make a change but don’t want to disappoint fans. The Ultimate Warrior character was able to alter some physical traits and fans still loved it all. Years later, he changed more dramatically of course. I’ve always wondered if he stayed in the business would the look be the same or change over time and age? Hmmm, I do wonder. πŸ€”

Looks, locks, and everything in between that we may switch up or perhaps don’t much at all. We know our flaws and try so hard covering them up but for how long? This is true for all of us- men and women and you will know your traits right away. We do need to age gracefully but it is ok to still have some vanity. After all, we are human and like what we like.

It can be our faces, bodies, clothes, hair, or anything that might mean moving on from. It’s up to you with how you age but just be happy. It’s your life so you get to decide. Fight like that warrior but then know when to put aside your sword to acceptance. βš”οΈ

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Veteran’s Day Thanks πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ( and 200 πŸ’™)

Veteran’s Day falls on Wednesday of 2020 this year so that inspired me to write about this National Day of Remembrance here in the U.S.A. Another side note is that today also marks the 200th post of these writings. I never count random “tests” WordPress reminds me of from the past. I count the actual ideas that get written so this post of Veteran’s Day becomes number 200. Warrior would be proud and IS!

I salute and honor every veteran who has served in our country’s armed forces. I have many family members dedicated to protecting the freedoms we cherish. It is indeed such an ultimate sacrifice putting one’s life at risk while defending our flag and all it stands for. My own brother proudly served in both the Navy and Coast Guard. Two of his daughters while still in high school are part of the ROTC as are two second cousins of mine. They both have Army Vets as parents. Two of my cousins husbands served in the military and one had his two sons serving as well. Two seems to be the number in my family (: My ex-brother-in-law is still with the Marines in some capacity while my deceased father-in-law enlisted in the Air National Guard during his younger days.

Not all will put their lives on the line like a soldier but they still contribute in many ways. Both Warrior and his wife Dana supported our military vets and championed their dedication to our country. WWE has done much over the years in organizations alongside our war heroes and continue doing so. Dana as an Ambassador traveled all over the country representing the WWE while raising awareness for Veterans causes. Warrior proudly displayed a flag in their family home while Dana continued teaching their girls about respect for our country’s heroes. Not only would they thank them for humbled service but buy meals around their hometown. Schools over here have Veteran’s Day ceremonies as decorations adorn the hallways. Our city usually has a service as well.

I can sorta compare the military to wrestling. Give me a chance for a brief moment here. They both involve travel, possible combat, and one needs to become very disciplined to achieve status. Also, when both retire, they are called veterans. Both also see the word hero used in their presence but we all know the true heroes are our veterans of the military. I have known or know people in every branch of the military whether it be the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Not to forget the Reserves…

Think of all the wars our great country has faced. Let’s hope there aren’t any more in our nation’s future. Think also about all those brave men and women willing to stand up against an enemy just to protect us. The numbers are staggering. The first war where women were in combat was the Gulf War of 1991. Prior to that, they were just nurses serving the wounded or dying but not physically on the battleground with the men. That actually brings me to another commonality with wrestling. We all know how far women have come in sports entertainment. Women in the military have also made great accomplishments while serving next to the men in battle.

Some confuse this day with Memorial Day. That is when we remember those lives lost during war but Veteran’s honors those that have served while still living. If you know of someone, ask to hear their stories. Especially an older vet who will take you back in time to their younger years of great service. Just like my post of last week, that heart of humility cannot be replaced. Thanking them doesn’t seem to be enough.

Whatever branch of military you favor, they all serve the same purpose of protecting our land, seas, air, and freedom. Gone are the days of the draft but there will still be naysayers against what the military stands for. No, I don’t condone war and possible lives lost but we do need to protect our borders when needed.

Most of us will think of this day as any other. It will come and go just like a typical Wednesday. Perhaps this Veteran’s Day of November 11, 2020, you can make it a little more memorable. Thank any vets in your life separately. Pray for them, thank them for service and our freedom, or just reflect on what it means to live in a FREE country. Many others don’t have all that we take for granted here. We have those rights and privileges because of our United States veterans that proudly fought for them.

*** Remember, Honor, Salute, and THANK ALL Veterans and those to come for being so BRAVE as an American.

“… with Liberty and Justice for all.”

P.S. Today is 11-11, such powerful numbers. This post is dedicated to all those vets who have been severely injured or affected in many ways by their years of service. We are forever in your gratitude as thoughts and prayers are sent to you always. πŸ™πŸ»Thank you to all those ultimate survivors!

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The Heart Of Humility

Do you live your life with the virtue of humility? It’s defined along with a feeling of unworthiness which sounds kinda bad. I wrote about knowing your worth but not forgetting what it means to be humble and stay that way. Sometimes that can be especially difficult considering our lifestyles, professions, or family dynamics. My humility has always been there which enabled spiritual signs to manifest. It’s a tricky area for sure but I mention it often in my book Spirit and Belief.

I know many naysayers will think Warrior was not a humble guy or at least when he was in the business of wrestling. Deep down, he genuinely was but didn’t show it very often considering the character he portrayed for years. Being humble could mean vulnerability or a weakness and we can’t have that in a sport, can we? Warrior knew his humble roots but success has a way of pushing humility aside for a bit. It’s once you step away for a while and gain a new perspective that humility returns to your heart.

For me, I sometimes struggle with too much humility. Many times I felt unworthy of a relationship, success with my writing, or even motherhood. I finally changed my attitude and got back on track with better thinking.

How do you handle humility warriors? Is it easy for you to remain that way or are there times when too much gets you a big ego? I think it’s both for all of us. By being grateful everyday, your humility will stay intact. Make a gratitude list and read it out loud. Repeat it over and over. Once that becomes a practice, your heart will glow with humility and it’ll take you far.

Even though many of us have careers that can be very competitive, always stay humble. Don’t do every favor, errand, or coffee run and become a doormat. DO fight for yourself but do it with pride. I included this shot of Warrior signing autographs since never did I before and it shows such a different side of him. He was humble with these fans while remembering and listening to them. Great YouTube videos by Andrew William Wright from the 2005 London Expo. So glad to have found these and I thank him for keeping them active.

Once you look back on an area of your life and how you were then, does humility come to mind? Without humbleness we think way too much of ourselves and then expect everything all the time. What happens is we either boast about being better or don’t think of ourselves very highly at all. We need that scale balanced always. If we do too much, we’re arrogant or self-centered. If we do too little, we are not noticed or weak.

The balance looks different for all but YOU need to examine which areas need more heart and humility. It was very hard for Warrior considering his introverted and seemingly “distant” behavior. I truly believe he didn’t want his feelings exposed because of past hurts. I get it as am sure some do as well. I’m not defending every action he took but again, perspective happens when we move on and begin a new era of our life. That’s exactly what Warrior did. We all need to step back or away and return to humility.

Humbleness has its own yin and yang pull on us but keep that rope in the middle. You can be the most extroverted, intense, cutthroat business person ever but also allow for others to enjoy the spotlight too. You can be the most introverted, quiet, giving the shirt off your back kind of person ever but remember you deserve greatness too.

Keep your own heart of humility with whatever path your life takes you. No doubt it’s gonna be rough depending on which road you travel on. Maybe your humble nature disappears but then it comes back. Maybe it needs to be amped up or perhaps turned down. Wherever your level of humility is at, keep it close and never abandon it.

Be humble yet own your self-respect as a balancing act. The heart of humility is indeed a wonderful virtue to possess so be thankful every single day. Your humbleness will be ultimate if you give your whole heart just like a true warrior. ❀️

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Desire to Inspire βš‘οΈπŸ’«

When thinking of this week’s title πŸ€”, I was reminded of a mantra from my journal in June. “Desire to Inspire” has a great bell ring (ding, ding, ding…) doesn’t it? You have to believe it though… Warrior said over and over again how he truly wanted to inspire, motivate, and educate others. He continued searching for ways to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Isn’t that what we all should do too?

Whether one liked or disliked the Ultimate Warrior character, he did become quite the inspiration for so many with his confidence, discipline, and beliefs. We need to look at the WHY of inspiration. Like I’ve said before, you look for inspiration but be that for others as well. Most won’t flock to T.V. as a way for inspiration but we can notice those little things everyday.

Three people have stood out for me personally as being inspirational lately. It’s not always our words but also actions and a desire for the good. Earlier this year, two inspiring souls reached out to me through my website and email. I will keep their names private but they contacted me personally as we shared common interests.

I had a phone conversation with this woman about celebrities or famous people in spirit. We bonded over our experiences while offering advice. She also read my book Spirit and Belief and loved the stories! We both especially referenced The Mysterious Batteries. πŸ˜‰ She truly was an inspiration having enough guts reaching out to a stranger. We had many similarities yet differences which connected our beliefs and abilities.

The second connection was from someone who is a bodybuilder and found a few of Warrior’s YouTube videos. He had no idea that man was the same person he idolized as a child back in the WWF days. He shared details while complementing Warrior on being HIS inspiration. Both people thanked me for being the voice they are intimidated to be on their own. We all have that desire to inspire and it’s a wonderful gift expressing however it suits you.

There are so many ways to look at inspiration. It’s all communication in any form. The Ultimate Warrior had his loud, intense way but perhaps that approach isn’t quite you. Writing works for me but again, your choice.

Face to face discussions are the best of course but that might be difficult for some. Do you work best with phone calls, email, text, or other social media outlets? I love making YouTube videos but that can be a challenge at times. The desire needs to be there. We also need to practice listening with inspiration as that is a two-way street. Even though both of those individuals I had not met, I listened and then responded humbly. They both contacted me so the desire became about respect along with that inspiration.

The third person was a totally different experience. My husband was in the process of selling his mother’s home near her passing and took this big task on. After a time of some interest, he was contacted by a mutual friend thru Facebook. His brothers and he were struggling and I just sent out an S.O.S. to the Universe for patience and guidance. Lo and behold, it delivered.

This man we found out later is indeed a Joe of all trades. His name is Joe and besides being a realtor, had done many other jobs. When carpet got wet, he replaced it for a smaller fee than a company and even went above and beyond to help these boys out. His own brothers knew my husband in high school so there was a connection…

Here’s the part some of you will love. He used to be a pro-wrestler!!! I did get to meet him as those goose bumps filled my arms and legs. Hello Warrior. πŸ’™ Joe was in the NWA and wrestled under the name Vladimir Markov. Yep, they made him Russian! Look him up for more info… Pretty cool, huh? He knew of the Ultimate Warrior and many other names I mentioned. My husband told him how I talked with Dana Warrior on her podcast! It was so thrilling(: Later on, my husband said how Joe was a Godsend as I KNOW someone up there likes us and sent help. πŸ™πŸ» Joe was such an inspiration helping out without huge demands and being so understanding with our needs.

My three count again even without Warrior on this list. Desire to Inspire and look to the real reasons of intent.

Be a voice but encourage another to use theirs.

Get noticed but notice others as well.

Maybe you yell, email, or sell houses but whatever your task, just have true desire. The inspiration will come. Find your WHY always…

P.S. A few of Warrior’s YouTube videos are called: “Injections of Inspiration.” How about that?

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The Realness of Rivalries

Last week was all about friends so this week is sorta going in the opposite direction. Not necessarily enemies but rivalries with others is today’s focus. That “realness” is again scripted among WWE performers but just like with friends, the dislike may remain. We all have those rivalries with many people but it’s how we face them that matters.

The excitement and drama of pro-wrestling keeps us glued to our seats and we love all those feuding rivalries. It’s not that way with real life “storylines” as we aren’t drop kicking or slamming someone to the mat! I hope you are not.

Whatever comes up in your relationships, do you keep that rivalry or after a time dismiss it? If Joe wants to put his Christmas lights up in October, does that start a rivalry with you or not? I guess it depends as some have healthy rivalries that are all in good fun. Ya know, like an annual neighborhood party. Some may also just have a rivalry for a brief time like the Ultimate Warrior had with many but then they move on.

Perhaps some rivalries even turn into those friendships of last week. We need to look at the realness of them all. Siblings can be rivals and yes, that is very real. How many of you have that as a rivalry? I didn’t really but it all does get into competition which was another post. Rivalries are everywhere and connect us all. What about that annoying co-worker who seems to have everything going their way while you struggle getting ahead?

Sometimes a rivalry is just about one area of our lives, it gets resolved and then new ones begin. We may have life long friendships based on rivalries but then need to decide if they are worth keeping. Case in point- politics. I will never get political on here but I bet many of you have someone who won’t ever agree with your politics. You are friends but that rivalry of disagreement is real. Would you let your points of view destroy the friendship or would you work to save it? This is tough for all of us but it’s again always a choice. The friendship or the rivalry needs to be decided.

Let’s go back to wrestling for a moment. That photo is the Ultimate Warrior of course giving a promo behind a steel cage. This was for his upcoming SummerSlam match with Ravishing Rick Rude. Yeah, the pics are all about S.S. lately! Their rivalry went on for quite a while. Even though performances are fake, it’s very real emotionally for fans. We get just as absorbed watching as they do acting. The rivalry is real for that time we are involved and following.

Some rivalries will always remain with us like possibly family members where memories can surface. We may also have that work relationship that will be a constant rivalry until someone leaves the business. There are times when a rivalry is brewing without your knowledge. Jealousy can come about or back-stabbing and we are oblivious to the whole thing.

I know there were or perhaps are some WWE rivalries that start out as scripted but then each may really dislike the other. They may never be friends. Most wanted the Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan to be friends but they really weren’t that close. Being good guys meant you weren’t competing against each other, just for fans. Vince McMahon did call them both “consummate professionals” despite their rivalry. They did of course become rivals just once but still not true friends. It wasn’t what everyone wanted but true rivals-no. There are those who live for drama of a rivalry and lose touch with reality if there isn’t one.

So, is it friends or rivals for all of you? Relationships are always a mystery and we go thru many stages of both. Just spend time truly realizing which rivalries are real to you and which are not. Little issues can lead to bigger ones but think about if you really want or need this person in your life. Unlike the stories of pro-wrestling, our true lives are the ones that genuinely matter most.

Take time with this topic warriors and decide if a rivalry is worth putting your gear on for or quite possibly not. It’s your decision to see them all thru. Your life IS real so decide if those rivalries are indeed as well. You don’t need to be behind a steel cage but just battle that rivalry like the warrior YOU are. Keep what matters. Slam what doesn’t! ✊🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Favors for Friends πŸ€Ό

Yes, I know you see yet again the Ultimate Warrior and “Macho Man” Randy Savage in that pic above. It seems like I use them a lot on here but really, it’s not on purpose! That WWE SummerSlam match of ’92 in London fits perfectly for today’s post. For all you fans- no, not just because Mr. Perfect was part of it!!

Do you do favors for friends? Do you expect something in return? Well, we all do things for others and it usually goes a little like this: “Just do this one favor for me and I’ll owe ya!” Or maybe: “This is the last time I’ll ask you for anything, I promise!” We’ve all been there I’m certain. It’s the old you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours story. It’s all good but we just shouldn’t make a habit out of it too often.

Let’s get back to those two limping guys above. For anyone unfamiliar, that match was all about mind games. Neither “trusted” the other and thought there was a pay-off. In the end, both had one another’s back and knew they were being played. Randy and Warrior did a favor for the other without expectations. Seriously, though without any bias- it’s a very dramatic and entertaining match and they played their parts extremely well.

Another fun story with Warrior and Randy was one he related on a video. After a long possible late night match, the adrenaline rush would still be there. Warrior would go work-out to “wind down” and wanted Randy to tag along. Randy just really wanted to go back to the hotel and sleep. Warrior convinced him probably promising lots of coffee to keep Randy awake. β˜•οΈπŸ˜³Another friend favor with no strings attached as Randy obliged.

When the Ultimate Warrior began his feuds with Andre the Giant, he slammed him in arenas all over the country. Warrior has said how he and Andre were friends and they truly respected each other. There are many stories of course but one I love is told in the book “A Life Lived Forever.” As a thank you to Andre, Warrior would go to the best liquor stores and get his favorite wine. Andre loved his wine and Warrior knew this. 🍷No, he didn’t get the wine first so Andre would “put him over.” It was a gesture from one friend to another as an offer of thanks.

Have you had stories similar? Taken a friend to lunch? Driving someone to an appointment? For me, I would and still donate clothes, toys, shoes, and other extras to centers. Sometimes, I even just gave items away without expecting money. I’ve sold some stuff before but I truly just wanted to help others. O.K., we all want and need to de-clutter but I actually had friends who needed baby gear, books, or my kids outgrown things. They were going to a good home and I’d never ask for money even though I could have. It’s all about your intention but sometimes we forget this. Let’s not let that happen.

Never hold it over someone’s head how you did or gave something and they should repay that act. It is nice to have reciprocation but we shouldn’t just be nice to get nice. Friendship is a two-way street and neither one should be taken for granted.

It is of course very different when dealing with professional work situations versus our everyday home life. Those matches of WWE and all of sports entertainment with wrestling are scripted of course with regards to let’s say- favors for friends and the outcome. Vince McMahon had all those ideas then but now there are teams of writers scripting who are “friends” and who are not. Fake friends can become real friends.

The great thing with Warrior and Randy is that they became real friends despite their storylines. Many favors am sure went back and forth before true respect came but our emotions can slam those professional ideas at times. This can happen to all of us in every situation depending on our friends and their expectations.

You can do those favors for friends but again, always remember your intent and your reasons. It’s like doing activities for free during a time but then wanting to get paid. Maybe once we gain better relationships, our abundance can prosper. The Ultimate Warrior and Macho Man proved their favors be being true friends. I sure hope we can all say the same. Let’s follow the script of our own life without a match being written for us. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

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Loving Those Fours 4444

THANK YOU fans for all the support with these warrior writings! I am always so extremely humbled and yet want to continue getting messages out to all of you. Today, it’s about the number FOUR.

Let’s see. I’ve mentioned 3, 6, and 7 plenty on here but never 4. A 3 count for the win, the Universe shows us signs in 3’s, and so many others. My favorite 6 is always present and not just with WMVI but it’s one of my personal numbers. 7 letters in Warrior and it’s another one I get often. Why then, 4?

That photo you see of the Ultimate Warrior above shows him sorta holding up four fingers. He wasn’t really but when I found that shot, it was perfect for today’s post. BTW- I took that photo on Sept. 4th, how about that? Not to keep you in suspense any longer but this blog is now officially 4 years old (: I actually did start it on Oct. 4th, 4 years ago when I was 44. Look at those numbers once again lining up…. Pretty cool warriors.

When looking up some info on the number 4, here’s a sample of what I found: “good organization, patience, devotion, trust, loyalty, determination, wisdom, and traditional values.” This sounds like me only needing more patience. Don’t we all though? 4 represents passions, aspirations, and not giving up on goals. Gee, this sounds like someone else too… (hint- he’s in the above pic!) Another goodie with this number kinda fits for me too. I’m all about new rituals now and have done many practices in nature. There are 4 cardinal directions, and 4 natural elements of earth, air, fire, and water. What about the 4 seasons? It’s endless and all super great to me.

Let’s move on to some days of the week. Originally, I began this blog on a Monday but back then, Warrior’s wife Dana wrote her blog that day. Sure, it didn’t really matter but emotionally, it became a lot for me to absorb in one day. Her writing was so inspiring and I loved all the stories she told.

I decided to switch to Tuesdays but then it hit me. Warrior passed on a Tuesday and again, emotionally too much. Even with grace- remember that with Tuesdays! So, after more thought- Warrior Wednesdays was born. How could I ignore that alliteration? Putting it all together became Warrior Writings Wednesdays. How truly ultimate?

To get back to numbers for a minute, we do have a 3 count for sure. 4 years of the blog, started on Oct. 4, and the double fours of my age. Another 3 is for my book Spirit and Belief which turned that number TODAY as I write this… I also recently noticed that the book which is a short read of 107 pages matches with its release date of 10.7. Just WOW from me yet again! πŸ˜³πŸ“—

To think I began these writings officially and within 12 months, got a book published is kinda crazy. I’m still in awe every time. Some might say it was rushed but I had been writing and certainly didn’t want to wait a few more years on traditional publishing.

So, that’s my journey thus far and there are still milestones coming up. Pretty soon I will reach 200 posts! OMG, just stunned with that number. Also, there are almost 90 followers and it’s reached over 70 countries. Thank you to those who are new! I am so grateful for all that feel compelled to dive into these writings and enjoy the ride with me. I’m not much on sharing stats often but sometimes it’s ok to be proud of your work. Know your impact it is having on the world.

Please know warriors that whatever work you are doing, I give my support always! Use your voice, your talents, passions, and interests to make a difference. Warrior did, (and still is!) Dana is, I am, and you should too. We all have gifts but just need to really find them underneath the muck of our lives. Believe in yourself and never waver. I need this reminder too sometimes. Follow that gut instinct or intuition as Warrior always said and did.

Be YOU, not anybody else. Leave your mark and make it stick . Whatever the future, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle… ✨ Celebrate those victories, even the small ones. You may not have a thing with numbers but find YOUR thing and love it all!πŸ’™

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The Want for Wildness!

We all have this inside us warriors. At least I hope you do sometimes. Even the most introverted people crave the wild- however that looks to you. It literally may just mean to go outside in nature for a bit. We tend to “sow those oats” during our younger years like perhaps college age stuff, but then it changes. Maybe our idea of wildness shifts from frat parties to dinner out with no kids!

The Ultimate Warrior was that wildness and us fans loved it all. Warrior had that wildness with his fitness too ( that’s putting it mildly…😬) but as a Dad, not all entirely. He was more stable and content with his life which is what he needed as a family man. Can we have both wildness and stability in our lives? Sure, but we do need to apply a balance everyday. In comes yin and yang again. Warrior had mentioned how being the U.W. character fit with a certain time in his life where it was o.k. to be that way. As we age, we adopt a more relaxed approach to life and that’s how it should be.

I’m not saying be “normal” or sit around all day- no way! We can still be wild, just in different ways. Our younger selves might have included doing many wild activities but now we are wiser and better. I must admit how being wild never interested me much BUT we all have that inner child that needs to be free once in a while.

I’m reminded of a quote about being Virgo. ♍️ It states how we may appear calm on the outside but are balls of intensity on the inside with rages of emotions. Boy, is this true for me! Sometimes, I do feel caged and need to run.., Hey, that was last week! Some may even just want to be tamed like Warrior became with his family life. He did use “The Warrior” song briefly when Dingo was his name. Here’s a sample for anyone old enough to remember:

” I don’t want to tame your animal style. You won’t be caged in the call of the wild.”

~~~ Song lyrics courtesy of Scandal, 1984.

I do also believe how most of us want a mix of both. What I mean is we need variety, right? Think about songs or music since I shared a lyric. Many may love rocking out hard to heavy metal but then when with someone special, we crave a love ballad and closeness. I bet you’re like that too, come on- admit it!

This can apply to other stuff in your life of course. My wildness probably isn’t the same as yours but let go of the “rules” for a minute. If you could do something pretty wild and get rid of the consequences, would you? You won’t get hurt, nobody will, you won’t get arrested, you won’t get sick, or anything else. No strings attached warriors- just your wildness. Forget the conscience, others reactions, lack of money, ENOUGH! Can you eliminate it all for a chance to do or be something wild? Maybe some have done things in their adventures or dreams already.

The want for wildness will always be there but just make sure you take some because it is o.k. I never thought I’d go white water rafting or zip lining but those activities weren’t on my radar then. We’ve had many family vacations that I would not have dreamed possible . Were they wild? Not necessarily but to me they are. I’ve mentioned being spontaneous but wildness goes deeper. It’s not just a “heck yeah, why not?” scenario. It’s being crazy and kinda extreme but not in huge doses.

We all have that animal inside us wanting that wildness just like The Ultimate Warrior. No, our lives are not that of a wrestler but our spirit needs to just not take life too seriously all the time. I’m not advocating an explosive lifestyle that will be filled with regrets here. We do need to know maturity but that also doesn’t mean ho-hum boredom either. It’s that balance as am sure you know.

Want that wildness warriors but know your limit. Never settle for “normalcy” but respect the age and stage that you are at. Get out of that cage when you can but then know when it’s time to settle in. 🦁πŸ”₯

P.S. I could’ve chosen another promo pic for U.W. where he talks about being wild or a caged animal but I loved the paint with this one above! It’s a Gold Dust promo from a PPV event called “In Your House” the WWE did back then… Am thinking to use a few of those pics soon… πŸ€”

P.P.S. Here’s a promo line from U.W. about Randy Savage:

“You Macho King have found the madness. I Macho King am the wildness. I am the one that will end your career!”

~~~ This was before their WMVII Career Ending Match.

~~~ He also called himself “the ultimate animal” before a SNME match against Ravishing Rick Rude…

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Run That Race πŸπŸƒπŸ»

Here we are again warriors with topic number two I had yet to blog about until now. Running. I mean really if you followed the WWE back then, nobody ran to the ring like the Ultimate Warrior! He wasn’t running a race but that seems to be how life is these days, doesn’t it?

We are “running to the store,” or “running errands,” or even “running the kids somewhere.” Always running to something is a constant theme for people. We do need to do those things but let’s remember to slow it down just a little at times. The Ultimate Warrior didn’t slow down but Warrior himself did. Always- no. At times- yes.

Personally, I could never be a runner. Jogging I can do and have or power walking or even biking but running- not so much. No track and field, 5 or 10 K’s my way but I’ll watch for sure. Some are complete naturals with that ability or at least have a passion to pursue. My sisters were runners when they were younger and one continued into adulthood some. I even disliked running for games such as hide and seek or tag! It just isn’t for me and that’s fine. Life is a marathon, not a sprint so take time to enjoy it all along the run…

Our lives will take us in many different directions and running metaphorically will factor in. Warrior “ran” his other business ventures as many entrepreneurs need to do. We will “run” to the next stage of our lives over time but again as always, slow to catch your breath before it all goes by. Be the tortoise, not the hare. Maybe not that slow but enough to notice.

How about your life warriors? Is it difficult for you not to constantly run to the next activity or project? I do realize all our situations are entirely different and sooner or later we will need that downtime. Some may panic and think if they don’t keep that continuous cycle of running , they’ll miss out on their youth or become boring. That’s for you to figure out on your own as it is ok to be busy. Just remember to schedule rest as we all need to take it.

Running a race concretely means to get to a finish line and place. You may win, be in the middle, or be last but you finish- hopefully. Running a race figuratively means to focus more on the journey in between and not the destination. Many Ultimate Warrior fans know he used that expression and it’s true. Sure, you can say our spirit’s goal is “parts unknown” or an afterlife but it’s more your feelings and a state of mind than an actual “place” to go. That’s what I believe. A place or finish line is easier to understand though. πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ»

I hope however many races you are running that you can stay present for them all. Each one deserves your best and if you can’t give that, let some go. You aren’t quitting running but just being in those races that are truly important to you. Often times, running can become routine which some love but some need a new challenge. Runners may want music, nature, a buddy, workout gear, or a machine. Others just go without any of that stuff. You decide how those races are run and switching it up can be fun too. Of course this applies to actual running but just like events in our lives, make it interesting.

The Ultimate Warrior was criticized for running and even shaking ropes as I wrote last week. He did it to be different and exciting. Never boring. At least it never and he never was to me. All you runners out there— why do you run? I’m sure it’s not T.V. related but for so many other reasons.

We’re all runners really. Some aren’t physical runners including myself but we all have our races to run. They’re just little races that add up to bigger ones all the time. At the end of your physical “race” on Earth, I hope you can say you ran it well. Yes, obstacles and detours will block your path but it’s up to you deciding how to run and which way to go.

Run That Race warriors and make sure you are winded enough to know it matters. It doesn’t matter how you finish only that you ran it the best for your life. Slow and steady wins the race…

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Shake Those Ropes!

Hi warriors! I missed writing last week but did have some personal family matters to attend with. So, am back with one of two topics that I can’t believe have never been blogged. Shaking ropes can be such a metaphor for us in life and we don’t need to literally be doing what the Ultimate Warrior did. He certainly got people’s attention though, didn’t he?πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

Often times when I’d become frustrated with something, that expression of banging my head against a wall would surface. Now, it’s more like shaking ropes instead! It doesn’t need to just apply to acts of frustration but in other ways as well. How can you shake those ropes in life? Maybe you need to change things up a bit, ever so slowly. Perhaps it’s a big change that will really shake those ropes. Start small as I’ve mentioned and go with whatever feels right.

Drive a different way to work or quit your job altogether. Your ropes, your life warriors. Big or small. We all know to leave that comfort zone and get out of the mundane once in a while. What does that look like to you? Warrior always shook those ropes in and out of the ring by staying passionate about things he pursued. I hope you can say the same. Make your ordinary extraordinary by always shaking your ropes throughout life.

Being older doesn’t have to mean complacency although we crave normalcy as we age. Challenge yourself always to learn new things that will interest you. Think about moments where you didn’t shake ropes by not taking a chance. Would you regret it? Don’t worry about what others will think if you shake those ropes just a little which then can turn big. You need to be that warrior you were born to be.

I have shaken some ropes in my life but remember they are lessons so no regrets. The Ultimate Warrior was himself so expect naysayers. They will be there but it’s up to you in how to respond. Some may call it “ruffling feathers” or “upsetting an apple cart” but whatever the label, you determine your destiny. You, not anyone else. Stand up for yourself or a cause you believe in. Make your voice count by taking action and shaking your own ropes.

I remember standing up to two former bosses about issues at work. I know it sounds like Warrior but that’s us! Some were minor things but some were not. Usually confrontation isn’t my thing but sometimes it’s necessary. Again, I broke through another myth of those believing introverts won’t speak up and act. We do and I did. Even though those bosses seemed shocked to see me– ‘ lil ol’ me fighting with them in a way, it was worth it like my post of last time.

It doesn’t just need to apply to certain people that you disagree with. Just changing simple aspects will lead to more confidence so you can take that bigger step or rope shake. There probably won’t be fireworks shooting off behind you like the Ultimate Warrior had after his WrestleMania VI win but inside your head there could be. How cool is that? It’s all the FEELS, remember? Literally we aren’t shaking ropes but always striving to be better. You may not even get attention but deep down, it’ll be for yourself anyway.

Keep shaking those ropes warriors however you can. If something isn’t for you, you’ll know it and move on. If it is, keep going until that dream, goal, or task is truly ultimate! πŸ’«

Just like me not fully noticing shaking ropes as a blog post, you may not “see” something right in front of your face until later on. Kinda like my signs from Warrior at first. πŸ’™ Whatever the situations warriors, get pumped by giving your own ropes a good shake. We all need to but do it in a way that works. Whether or not you get noticed or see fireworks, you did it. The warrior spirit will always know as you’ve answered the call of the gods.

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