I’ve been struggling today to get a post out. I worked on two different ones that just weren’t coming together for me. I thought I would have to leave it for the day and then it hit me – I am pushing myself again and I know that never turns out well.
The one thing about writing for me is I can’t do it on command. An idea has to come to me and voila, the words fly out of the tips of my fingers, onto the screen and eventually to the web.
One of the reasons for starting this blog was to try and train myself to be able to write on a regular basis because if I want to get back into freelance work I will have deadlines. Writing the product reviews is great for that. I get to try things out, write a review and share it with other people who might benefit from it. And each one has a deadline attached.
I was totally amazed after I did the first two product reviews (Theraspecs and Honey Colony) I found out that both companies featured me in their advertising. Theraspecs tweeted about my trying the glasses everywhere and that they helped. Honey Colony featured five of the reviews on their blog and mine was the first.
Now, I don’t mention this to brag about my great writing skills. In fact, it has the exact opposite effect. I am very humbled by the fact that these companies are happy with the job I did. I truly believe in both products (and the Organic Aromas Diffuser) and would recommend them to anyone with similar challenges.
I have never been one to feel comfortable about attention brought to me. This is partly because a lot of it was negative in the form of bullying and teasing and partly because I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.
That has all changed now. I will not be bullied or used in any way and, while I would be lying to say there weren’t some things I would want to change about myself and my life, I am finally at peace with who I am.
With that peace, I have also found the courage and strength to stand up for myself, to make decisions that will bring positive changes, and to find true happiness and joy.
Wow, see, I got a whole post in without having a topic to write about. Maybe I should see if I can get a job writing for Jerry Seinfeld! 😉