I find that the biggest challenge with keeping this blog up to date is content. There is so much I could write about but I have a personal obligation to protect others. I can not write about work, except to say that I am glad the Christmas season will soon be coming to a close. I can not write about friends, to do so would compromise their confidentiality. I will say that I greatly respect and honour those few people in my life that I consider "true friends" and I hope they will be with me for years to come.
Some good news in my life, I was able to make a decision that will help me financially in 2019. It has helped to take a great load of stress off of me, at this the most stressful time of the year, and for my past frugalness I am grateful.
Yesterday was a day of heightened anxiety for me while lasted until around 11 pm. It was triggered by stress caused by a friend who decided quite rudely and abruptly to leave my life. I was not, on the surface upset by this as they were proving to be immature. But then it snowballed with a persistent headache and other health issues that are all caused by stress. Now that I have resolved some of the financial challenges in my life I need to start working on the spiritual side of me - the side that stops me from getting caught up in the drama around me.
2017 was a horrible year, 2018 was a year mostly focused on politics, and while 2019 will have a lot of politics in it I need to think more about where I want my path to lead over the next five years. To me, work, the work for a large corporation, is just what pays the bills. That is all. I have done my 'management' stint in life and it has gotten me nowhere but several trips to the hospital from stress and other symptoms. I will do my 'work' to pay the bills and that is all.
That being said, there is so much more to life that I have ignored these past five years. I was once quite fluent in my spiritual side of life, and I am not talking god. I am, as I have said before, a Pantheist. Perhaps I will need to explain more what that means, in the next blog.
I would like to focus more on my website work, to perhaps turn it into something that generates more extra cash. It is still a hobby to me, but that does not mean that hobbies can not pay a little more.
I am exploring the idea of writing a book with a friend. I have always wanted to write a second book, and while my contributions to this one would be as 'second fiddle' it is still a way to share my knowledge and experience.
On the subject of knowledge, my dream for many years has to be an instructor, trainer, or teacher in some capacity. I am exploring this further, though in a non-official capacity, during the next year.
I think what I need to do more with this blog is to share those life experiences. I have no intention, personally, to pursue my past idea of writing a 'full' book on the subject. I am quite content with helping another to achieve their goal in this regard. So that means, in here, in my blog, I can share the ideas and thoughts I have that everyone can incorporate in some way into their own lives. Because life, real life, is not about work, about paying bills, about politics, or about careers. It is about how you live the moments.
2019 I am going to start living those moments again (starting now).
Freelance Online Writer, Amateur Photographer, Social Media Consultant, Website Content Manager