If there is anything certain in life, it is that something will change. Kind of like the weather. Two days ago we had near freezing gloomy rain, and today it is beautiful and sunny, around 70 degrees.

Take this blog, and my reasons for writing, for example.  At the beginning of January I was determined that I was going to check in on my assignment for Blogging 101 every day and really improve what I am doing here. But I have only done a couple of the assignments. I keep playing around with the theme and widgets, and I think I’m finally happy with it. I do wish I could figure out how to insert a picture and text next to it as well as above or below it. Is there anyone reading who can help me with that?

I started thinking that I’m finding my voice and doing ok with writing, then I read this post about all the terrible writing that is appearing on the internet and was sure that she’s talking about me.(She also has some suggestions for some really good reads. )The same day someone nominated me for an award so I felt a bit better. But decided against accepting or getting involved in it due to the process required.

I was frustrated with myself this past week because I had nothing to write about. I felt tired and was crying for no apparent reason. Then I realized that I had expended a great deal of emotional energy writing the letter to my father, and deciding to post it here rather than actually mail it to him. Additionally, I am grieving the loss of the possibility of the kind of relationship I had hoped to have with him.

I’m trying to find the perfect balance of work, family, healthy eating and exercise, creative pursuits, writing, and occasionally traveling. I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing here. I don’t want to just try to get readers, I want to have something meaningful to say. Sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed by it all. That is when I remember to draw myself back into the moment and think about all that I have to be grateful for.

It’s Sunday night, and I will be back in the work-a-day world tomorrow morning. I have a comfortable bed to sleep in, plenty of food, lots of love to give and receive. Moment by moment I will look for opportunities to make a difference in someone else’s life, by a kind word or deed.

May your week be all that you want it to be, whatever you put your hand to do!

6 thoughts on “Musings

  1. I’m going to try to help you with pictures…TRY being the key word, because I’m no tech expert. The main thing to remember is that you have to add the picture to your Media Library first. You can find that by going to the Dashboard, then look down the left hand side. Once you add your image there, then when you are writing a post, look at the top and there should be a button that says “add media” I think. Hope that helps!


      • What you have to do is insert the photo into your post then from the editor hover over the picture (or click it) and then click on the pencil symbol. From there it will give you options, where you can pick how you would like the alignment. Chose the way you’d like it to wrap. Sometimes it is a little tricky getting the picture to meet up with the words correctly so you have to play with it a bit for practice.
        I’m on my phone now, but if these quick instructions didn’t help let me know and I’ll do a few screen shots for you in the morning 🙂
        I enjoyed this post by the way and I read the same post you talked about. I think that woman thinks very highly of herself lol

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  2. I identify with a lot of what you say! I meant to fully engage in blogging10,1but I too have only done three or four assignments. I have written a letter to my father – only I did actually post it!! I’m practicing “gratitude”. I guess as women we are all “connected” in some way.

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