Deep Breath

It’s been a trying few weeksYouth
Few months is more like it
I’ve come to the conclusion
That sometimes
We have to do the things
We don’t want to
That’s just the way it is
And it’s harder than it seems
I’d like to say
It would be easy
Not to do things
And sometimes it is
Sometimes it is
But right now
It’s not
It’s hard
And the days feel long
And the weeks are taxing
But the day eventually ends
And a new one starts
And one of these days
Will be the start
Of everything

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Today…

Today.

Today is the 1st.

Today is the first day of the new year.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Make 2018 remember you.

I plan on making it remember me.

Key Takeaway

Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.

The best advice I can think is one that I had to tell myself for a long time. It’s one that I sometimes still have a hard time accepting.

Don’t pressure yourself into writing just because you feel like you have to write. 

With a blog, it can feel like you should have new posts all the time. Something fresh and clean that your readers are excited to read about. However, if you don’t have anything to write about, then your writing won’t feel authentic to you.

Don’t write because you feel pressured into it. Write when you have something to say. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be something that you deem important. If it’s important to you, it will feel important to your readers.

There are many times when I go a while without writing. And in that time, I feel like I should be writing all the time. And yet, I don’t have anything to write. I get writers block quite often and when that happens, my blog is filled with tons of drafts that never get published.

In fact, I’ve only published two posts in almost a month. And that’s okay. Or so I have to keep telling myself.

I found that the best thing I can do is find something that inspires me to write in any way possible. Even if it’s just two sentences or two words. And sometimes you just need a little…prompting. A little something to get your juices flowing.

But at the end of the day, don’t feel the pressure from others, your blog or yourself to write. When you have something to say, it will flow lovingly from your fingertips.

But until then, take the time to find your inspiration.

Seriously, Not Sorry

tumblr_mh1zgiypdr1rsne45o1_500I read an article recently, entitled “Sorry, Not Sorry: How I quit apologizing for existing” by Rowan Blanchard, and it got me thinking.

Being serious. Sometimes I hear people say that they pride themselves on not taking themselves too seriously. That they’re able to just go with the flow and see where it takes them. As if, taking oneself seriously is a bad thing. Well, I reject that idea. We, as people, and especially as women, should take ourselves very seriously. Because if we don’t, then who will?

And I don’t mean this in the sense that we have to be serious people. I mean that our person, our authentic self, must be serious. Take yourself seriously as hell. Do not apologize for being who you are or for who you are not. Be serious about who you are. Don’t let anyone diminish what you’ve worked for and what you still desire to accomplish. Take.Yourself.Seriously. Respect from others starts with respecting yourself.

When we stop apologizing for being who we are, that’s when we start taking ourselves seriously.