First I love blogging, it gives me an outlet to say what I am feeling and helps me to work issues out, I feel so lucky to have so many readers that follow me and comment on any given blog post I may write, I think that is all any type of writer really wants, some recognition that you have been heard. Being heard, that is something we all want in this life and I found that here, plus the great thing too is that I get to read other people's insights which help me to grow and inspire me too.
Saying all the above, I have pressured myself to keep up to date with all my comments, I don't like disappointing anyone... hmm, people pleaser, I thought I had outgrown that in my early 40's? Apparently I have revisited that recently, I have decided that I will be limiting my comments to be quality comments, ones where I am not just skimming to get to the next one. I will still be visiting many blogs but I need to cut my comment time down as I have a number of personal projects I need to work on.
I have to say I love every encouraging comment I receive here, it's another reason I comment, I know how good it feels to receive one and I never do it to get a comment back... I think it is nice to reciprocate but I do not in any way think it is mandatory. I will still visit you all, I will still comment, it just won't be everyday.. I follow almost 500 blogs, thankfully not everyone posts every day, so it has been manageable but I am really shaking my life up.
I hope I remember everyone's link from last week, I will list them:
1. It started with Ashly Rae from Ashly London, I think this is a fantastic read.
I am going to do this detox after I see my doctor next week, I am looking forward to the end result of how much healthier I will feel.
2. Then Dahi from Strangeness and Charms, sweet way to collect and save gratitude.
I do this with my on line gratitude journal, tomorrow will be 14 days. I like her idea of the colored paper and I may do this down the road too:)
3. Next was Vett from Real College Student of Atlanta, inspiring.
I loved her take on all the things which were recent thoughts and lessons learned, many of which I have learned or am now learning.
4. Rick from Life 101, really great read.
I always enjoy reading Rick, he is laid back and thought provoking, this one was pretty deep with the question Why am I here?
5. Sakshi, from Capturing Sunshine, who wrote this really insightful post.
It is something a lot of us feel at times but try to hide because it isn't easy to express ourselves openly, I really enjoyed what she had to say about when you can't express your feelings.
6. This blog really touched me, Happiness in a choice... it spoke to me.
The title was Finding Contentment... it is what we should all do, slow down, look around you and really live in the moment, be content.
These are the ones that stood out that motivated me so much this week... big changes are coming for me but I do have to put the work in and I am more than ready, willing and able to... I look forward to the outcome. I have to say there are so many of you that inspired me this week, people that normally don't write like that even wrote thoughtful posts.
The last thing I need to say here is, if I had known before hand, I would have reacted another way but since I did not know before hand, then I reacted the only way I knew how, which doesn't mean I do hurtful things ... as that is not who I am. This sums up my life ... this is the only way I can live, I cannot change the past, it is what it is, nor will I be held back by it in the future. I can only forgive and move on... forgive myself and others. I am the kind of girl who doesn't know how not to be open, I like being able to say how I am feeling, no matter what it is at any given moment.
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