Some things make me so angry I want to kick the dog and drown the cat. I want to drive down the sidewalk and run over all of the pedestrians and then for good measure do something far more heinous than all of those put together.
I would share that in more detail but the guys in legal are having a fit now and I am required to tell you that I donâ€™t really want to do any of those things. I have taken literary license and created a fake facade that is designed for the sole purpose of capturing the attention of my readers.
Hmmâ€¦I wonder if the guys in legal have a problem with me saying I want to give them all a colonoscopy without the benefit of anesthesia. Of course the guys in legal arenâ€™t all male and at least two of the women gave birth naturally so they arenâ€™t afraid of the aforementioned colonoscopy. Well, I am not impressed by them because everyone knows that our great grandmothers would give birth and then be back in the fields an hour later.
They make those women in legal look so damn lazy.
Make Time For Blogging & Improve Your Sex Life
Yesterday I talked about Dad’s Barbaric Yawp and shared one of my favorite quotes from Dead Poets Society. It is the one that AppleÂ borrowedÂ and plastered all over the airwaves.
One section of that quote keeps bouncing back and forth in my head like some sort of crazy Ping Pong ball.
“That you are here â€“ that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
It makes me ask questions:
What will my verse be? What do I want it to be? What serves the greater good? What makes me happy and fills my heart?
Ask me why I write and I’ll tell you I am compelled to do so that there are words and stories I cannot keep inside. This is part of why I am a writer.
It is natural. It is part of me. It is easy and I enjoy it but I ask myself if there is more. I plumb the depths because I sense opportunity and possibility lurking in the depths and the darkness.
Somewhere beyond the insouciant dad blogger who writes about the secret to better sex or the guy who produces link bait likeÂ Spit Or Swallow Always Means You Have Time To Blog is a guy who has something to say. What I wonder is if maybe that is what I was thinking about in the Barbaric Yawp post.
It is more than the mockery I reserve for those who say they don’t have time to blog. I toss that out there because it generates pageviews and because I don’t buy the argument that people don’t have time to blog.
It is not that they don’t have time it is that they won’t make time. There is a difference.
We make time for things we really want to do. Sometimes when things are hard we avoid making time to engage in those things.
Ask For What You Want & What You Need
Sometimes life provides you with the opportunity to get more than what you need and you can ask for what you want. If you want to be happy you need to figure out what you need. When you understand this and have identified what brings you joy you can develop a plan to obtain these things.
If you are among the long time readers you might have noticed the flow here feels different. Some of it is because I have taken excerpts from older posts and included them in this one.
It is similar to something my son and I do with his Legos. Sometimes we take parts and pieces from multiple sets and use them to build and create something new.
That is part of what I am trying to do here. I am in the midst of change and transition and am hiking on an unmarked trail. There is joy in the journey and excitement in blazing a trail where none existed before but there is uncertainty too.
Part of what I am trying to do is find a way to see through the fog that has obscured my vision. My gut tells me if I surrender to change and open my heart to possibility opportunity will come from it.
So I am looking at the limitations I have always set for myself and doing my best to wipe them out.
It might sound like some sort of new age, self help woo woo crap but I can assure you it is really not. It is me having made some big decisions about what I want, what I need and who I want to be.
This is just one part of the journey. I am curious to see where it leads and what will come from it. If nothing else I expect it to turn into one hell of a story and what more can a writer ask for.
Oh and about making time for blogging, my advice is as it has always been. Tell your internal editor to STFU and just write. Put the words down on paper. Sometimes you’ll create crap, sometimes it will be fair but every now and then you’ll catch lightning in a bottle and that is always worth the risk of producing content that is less satisfying.