2021 – My Thoughts About It

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. Neil Gaiman


I am not going to write much about this past year, but, I can truly say that this has been a year of growth.

Over the days when I couldn’t write I found myself thinking about this blog. About how to give it some more zip, how to re-tool it. I found myself thinking about being more disciplined with writing.

Maybe, I could give each day a theme, maybe like, “Manic Monday” or “Terrible Tuesday”. I am still letting this one brew in my mind. I truly admire those bloggers who have that type of discipline, that when you follow long enough, you begin to know what to expect on certain days.

I honestly do not have many goals in mind for everything hinges on the hip surgery. I keep hoping the phone will ring saying that I am schedule for such and such day.

I do want to keep writing about my series and maybe adding some more. I have enjoyed doing some research about the different subjects. I am handicapped when it comes to papers that write in a clinical style. So, I look for sites that write about the issues that I can understand. I have one post on the subject of abuse that I am hesitant in pushing the publish button.

The one goal overall is that I make new blogger friends in this big world of WordPress. I enjoy the interaction via the comment section. I sometimes think if there was a way to build in a chat client within WordPress. Then I think, that may be the wrong thing to add because there are still bugs in WordPress itself.

So dear reader these are some thoughts about 2021, hoping it will be such much brighter than 2020!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!

A New Milestone

Today I am happy to say I have reached 500 follows.

I want to say Thank You to everyone of the five hundred one!

These last two years have been a wonderful journey. I have met so many great people, loved all the conversations through these two years.

It is my hope and desire that I will continue to meet more great people in the WordPress Community.

It has been wonderful the encouragement I have received from everyone and for that I am truly grateful!

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Special Note

For the past month or more I have been struggling with severe pain in my hip.  My doctor feels it is bursitis.  This has hampered my mobility around my house.  I haven’t been able to sit up for any great lengths of time.

It is the reason for many reblogs on my blog. If I don’t seem to get around to your comments etc., I hope you will understand.

I saw the doctor today and he wants to give me a stronger strength of cortisone.  He also prescribed for about a week, Tylenol 4 for controlling the pain.

I took two right after I had the prescription filled and for the moment the pain is bearable.

So, please know I can’t wait until I can log on more often than I have done in the past weeks.

I consider everyone here in the WordPress community as friends, family!

Looking For A Reason

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I don’t know anything about inspiration because I don’t know what inspiration is; I’ve heard about it, but I never saw it. (William Faulkner)

Every morning, every day I think about what the subject would be to write a post about.  Sometimes I wake up with a thought in mind, the rest of the time I brainstorm my thoughts.

I am looking for the elusive “inspiration”, which for the most part seems to be an exercise of futility.

I am not an author, I will probably never have a book published.  Writing was my weak point in English in high school.  For exams I would freeze up, my mind would go blank. Oh, I knew the subject, made notes, studied the required reading for the next day, but, I would just draw a blank on the exams.

I read how some here in the WordPress community work on posts for days.  Some start writing only to delete it, I am of the latter on that style of writing.

I consider myself a successful if I manage to actually sit down to write a post on my blog.  My writing go in spurts,  sometimes I find myself able to write for days consecutively.  Then it seems like someone turned off the spout to where there is not as much as a trickle.

I know it would be useless to try to copy someone else method to finding inspiration because I must be myself, honest, and with transparency.

Then there are days where my mind is cluttered with useless thoughts, a jumble mess of words that do not seem to have any logical pattern.

However, I do find energy when you as a reader leave your thoughts in the comment section.

So, this is my day of how I look for a reason to write!

Admiration…

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“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
― William Arthur Ward      Quotes About Admiration

My grandmother once said, “Give me my roses while I’m living”.  How true that is!  How many times do we gather for someone’s home going thinking that oh if I had only told him/her how much I love them how much they meant to me.

This post is some things I have come to admire in the WordPress community.  I will not try to name each blogger for fear I may miss one.

So here goes.  Hope this doesn’t sound sappy!

I have come to admire the diversity from one blogger to the next.  Things like how some can brutally speak their mind.  For others how they can write a great piece of fiction.  Then there are those who write honestly and upfront about their home life, maybe exposing themselves to some critics.

Then there are the artists.  Why them, because I can’t draw a straight line even with a ruler.  Artists that draw beautiful portraits, the abstracts, and the collages.

I love having photos, those of family, friends, and even places visited.  So I admire anyone who can seem to aim a camera and turn out such beautiful photos, photos of nature, events they attend, photos of their pets, the ones of wild life.

I was never great at writing poems.  Most poems I just don’t quite get the thought that is being portrayed.  Yet, I truly admire those who put pen to paper and produce such flowing words that paint a beautiful picture for the mind.

So, hats off to all you bloggers, bloggers from all walks of life, different corners of the world, multi cultural bloggers.  So, fellow bloggers let me say, how much this blogger admires everyone of you!

Me Too, Me Too!

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“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown

Stop Stigma

One of the most encouraging moments for me is when I am reading different posts and come across the writings of what someone is going through, to find out you are not alone with the same struggle.

So, I continue reading on how they have battled their situation, the steps they have taken to help combat the struggle.  How they have had some of the same ups and downs with their mental health issues.

Even though I have never physically met the writers of the posts here in the WordPress community I find that there is a bond that takes place as they share their inner most feelings knowing that maybe someone might scoff at them.

I know this may seem strange to some, but when I realize that others are facing the same struggles, it is like my world is a bit brighter, my step slightly has more bounce,  a weight lifted from shoulders.

So, to all those who feel that they are alone in their struggles, please know that in this community of bloggers that their are others standing up and saying, “Me too”!

Ninth Year Anniversary

9 Year Anniversary Achievement

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

It has been a long nine years, this past 6 months have been the best!

Becoming acquainted with so many of the WordPress community.

 Logging into this blog is the highlight of my day!