Seek the PostitiveUnlike my good friend Becky who is a beacon of Positivity. I have a more cynical outlook on life. Therefore I was rather taken aback earlier this week. My little outpost on the information superhighway was overthrown as I slept. Passwords and email addresses were changed. I was locked out of my own castle. This occurred at the exact moment I had become disillusioned with blogging. My mind was bereft of creativity. There was barely a thought in my head, nevermind the ability to transfer those thoughts coherently and articulately onto a screen. It took me three days to realise I’d been deposed as king of my castle. Instead of throwing in the towel like a weary journeyman boxer. Who’d taken his beatings and wanted to get out whilst he could make that decision for himself. I realised I’ve been given an opportunity. Another chance to seize the day. So it’s time to get back on my feet before the countdown ends.
A Phoenix Rises
In Order to rise from its own ashes a Phoenix must first burn. Octavia E. ButlerMy site is well and truly burnt. A fully paid up member of the Geek Squad has been rummaging around my data files and managed to salvage a big fat nothing. So I’ve pulled on my big boy pants and decided to use this as an opportunity to rise again. Envy and Jealousy have never been bedfellows of mine. In fact it’s quite the opposite. A few previous girlfriends have taken issue to my lack of jealousy!
Blogging BuddiesI do however admire and respect many other bloggers I out there. Too many to name all, but I’ll name a few to give you a flavour. Jen at Mama-tude Best selling author, radio and t.v. panelist, columnist and Mammy to Seven. Not a typo. Yes Seven children. Julie at Picking up Toys. Working Mum, down to earth straight talking and funny as hell. Ger at Over Heavens Hill Blogger, Mam, Chicken Keeper and beautiful writer. All the time fighting anxiety and mental health issues. Enda at Endastories I don’t know much about Enda save for his blog posts. I love his style of writing. Nige at DIY Daddy Father to five, married, divorced, remarried. IVF, Twins and prolific blogger. I’m pretty sure if you name it Nige has done it. Lastly in this list but by no means least the Premier Irish Dad Blogger. Daddy Poppins. A style all his own and guaranteed to make you laugh. I see the success these people all have and it makes me want it.
What Next?This is where the issue lies. As an angry teen I wanted to win at everything. I’d give everything till the match was over or the race was finished. Nowadays though I have no drive or determination to make it succeed. It’s as if I don’t want to succeed.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. Vince LombardiInstead of researching keywords or scheduling tweets, I’ll disappear down a Twitter wormhole. I could be writing a post whilst waiting for the boys to come out of school. Instead I play a game on my phone. Instead of putting myself out there and getting my name and writing heard. I’ll write mildly amusing tweets about my parenting failures. So it’s time for a fresh start and a fresh outlook. Say goodbye to the half Assed blogger and say hello to the new improved version. A metamorphosis if you wish. The caterpillar is ready to emerge from its cocoon as a butterfly.