I couldn’t think of a topic of any kind and I was going to just let this challenge go, but as I was driving home from work, I changed my mind. I’m a couple days late but that’s because I spent so much time writing my other stuff on my 500 words a day challenge, which I enjoy and am totally committed to.
Why do I HAVE to write something I don’t want to write? I don’t have a lot of free time. I am supposed to have retired but it hasn’t happened yet. Writing is my joy! I started my blog so that I had the freedom to write whatever popped into my mind. Surprisingly enough, there’s still quite a bit there!
Pretty much all of my life, I’ve had to work at jobs I didn’t always love. I’ve been moved and transferred, uprooted to places I didn’t always want to go, but I did. I had a family to consider and we always made it work.
Now I live where I want to live and I will retire soon, (maybe). I am not getting younger and I waited a long time for this freedom to come and go as I please, travel if I wish and write to my heart’s content. I just completed a 230 page book of all my BLESSINGS and am in a thankful mood. Plus I did it on the 500 word challenge in 2 1/2 months with Jeff Goins and a lot of great talented bloggers & writers. That has been an awesome journey and my heart is full! I am blessed to the 9’s and happy. Do I have to get myself all in a Hissy fit to write about something that doesn’t inspire me or will put me in a grouchy mood? Because that’s what I’d be doing.
Many of the articles you bloggers have written are excellent and I admire and respect your talent for your ideas! They are amazing and after reading each one, I find myself wondering: “How did they think of that?” And every one of them is a unique topic!
It’s just not my cup of tea, that’s all I can say. I love to read a good mystery that scares the you know what out of me but I could not write one if my life depended on it. I have to write what I know and love at this stage of my life and I will not feel bad because I can’t write like someone else or use a chosen theme. However, I have in a way, picked a fight by not agreeing to go out of my comfort zone today.
Thanks for reading and I will see how I make out with the next challenge. I didn’t do my own ‘lead magnet’ either but tomorrow my book is going to the publisher & they offered to help me with setting up my web site & lead magnet. What a relief and load off my mind.
Forgive me for being a little behind you guys, but I have to do what works for me. Ole’ Frankie sang it best:
“I DID IT MY WAY!”
Until next time, Blessings everyone. Lane