There comes a moment, in every bloggers life, where they ask themselves one simple, profound question:
Unfortunately for myself, I have been asking this question a lot lately.
So much so, that I have begun to wonder if I have any business blogging.
But just when I’m ready to hand over my lap top and cape, the inspiration comes again, and I just feel compelled to write. The end result, however, is that I feel like I’m literally holding on the by the skin of my teeth. (Which, incidentally, is a ridiculous phrase. Or is it? I feel like I may have got two cliches merged into one there…)
So Monday I was editing, and re-editing, and then changed all the edits on my book, thinking that this would be the closest to any form of writing I would get, and wondering if I could just type a “leave blog post here” sign for IBOT in the morning. The idea for which, came from a dream I had last night, where I did just that.
Thankfully though, I was to be struck down with an idea. (Though thankfully not literally.)
It was just an idea. A thought that came from my manuscript, that I made me think I can actually be quite profound at times.
Lately, I’ll admit, life hasn’t been fun. It’s been hard work and busy and everything and everyone has just been another item on my to do list. That’s not the kind of life we were supposed to live. That’s not how I want the people in my world to feel that I think of them. Something has to change. Something has to get better.
I’m not a big fan of big changes; they aren’t sustainable. Grand gestures are less important than everyday wonders. Real difference starts with a step, not a leap. If I want to start enjoying things again, and people again, I need to start with enjoying me. Being in my own company, and appreciating the little things.
Like the smell of fried garlic.
The taste of chocolate.
An awesome song.
Or perhaps, an internet cliche:
Work Like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like no ones watching.
Or perhaps, like everyone is:
Sometimes, all you can do, is dance in the kitchen.
Huge thanks to Miss 6 from the A Parenting Life clan, and @Mr_Emmasbrain for their starring cameos. 🙂
When was the last time you did something just for the fun of it?