How is it Done?

I’m new at blogging. It’s not necessarily hard for me. I feel like I can write something worth reading. People have told me in the past that I’m a good writer. But something is just not working. I have an idea of what it might be.

I started this blog months ago and have since posted just a few times. I have, however, written a lot. The problem is, as I start writing about something, I seem to take a left turn and start writing about something else. Eventually I get lost, just like in real life. Even a step by step GPS doesn’t help me.

Let’s take this a little further. I mentioned GPS in the previous paragraph and almost started writing about how I’m directionally challenged. That’s where I have trouble. I start writing and then I realize that I have three different posts going. It’s not a bad thing but it is annoying to me. I feel like I’m writing a paper on English Literature and Ethics back in college. Getting the minimum words is easy, choosing the ones relevant to the subject is difficult.

Part of this is caused by my tendency to keep everything in my head. Not written, not spoken and thus not shared. I’m working on that for my own development. I want to help others by sharing my experiences and thoughts. I have so much trying to get out that it is sometimes difficult to articulate but I’m not giving up. I shall work through this. You will see more posts from me and hopefully they make sense and don’t make a lot of left turns.

There’s a lot of good stuff in my head. It makes me laugh all the time and some of it is intelligent too! Stick with me through this process and I’m sure you will be glad you did!

Enter 2022

We are nearly 2 months into the New Year and February will be coming to a close soon. We are all still wondering, anxiously, “What will this year bring?”

The last two years have been different for the entire world. Why should we expect this year to be any different? Maybe there’s no going back to normal because this is our normal now. If that’s the case then can we expect another COVID variant to hit, another stock market crash or some other disaster? That seems to be the precedent set by the 20’s so far.

But not everything in the 20’s is so bad. We can have anything delivered. We can work remotely with our family and pets at our sides. We have sent civilians to the edge of space. We even brought Keanu Reeves back to Bill & Ted and resurrected the Matrix!

2022 is just getting started and it doesn’t have to be miserable. We just need to remember that with all the bad comes a lot of good. There is a balance and one can’t exist without the other.

Here We Go

I’ve been rambling. Writing snippets that I haven’t posted because…they don’t seem complete or they don’t seem right or they just don’t make sense. They’re just not what I’m trying to say. But what am I trying to say? Am I looking for perfection? Maybe it’s none of those reasons. Maybe it’s fear that it’s not good enough or too personal or maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing.

I have several things in the works. Side hustles as most call them these days. Realizing that my day job might disappear, I took up crypto mining, video posting, woodworking, blogging, photography, consulting and life coaching. Sure they all seem like great ideas, I know a little about each of them and they work out for many people. However, my approach trying to do them all at once is just not working.

I’m realizing that I need a plan. A real plan, written and shared with others that support me. Currently, the plan is in my head and nobody really knows what it is because I don’t really know either. How can I? There are to many things competing for my attention and I can’t do any of them very well without a more focused approach. Multitasking does not work here.

I also have real life to deal with. A pandemic. A senior dog needing extra care. A young dog that needs attention. A wife that needs my love and support. A house that needs to be sold. A floor that needs fixed. The list goes on and I’m sure that everyone has a similar story.

So where do I start? Here. Right here. I shall write and post my thoughts here. They don’t need to be perfect, they just need to be here. It’s a sort of therapy and accountability for myself. I wanted to start this blog as a means for others to learn and gain encouragement from my mistakes, setbacks, perseverance and triumphs. Welcome to my first post. Here we go!