Friday, March 25, 2016

Back at Blogging Again

I'm sitting here asking myself how can two years have gone by since the last time I posted on this blog, and the honest answer is -  I let them. I could waste another year writing blogs lamenting all the reasons why I lost my drive and ambition for posting, but I won't. Instead, I'll focus on why I have decided to write again.

Last week, I came across an article in my Facebook feed that caught my eye. The article, written by blogger, Benjamin Hardy, is called "50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms", and it really got me thinking about the terms on which I am living my own life. As I took stock of my own habits and practices and held them up against Hardy's suggested list, I was pleased to realize I already had a few of the bases covered. I'm married to my best friend (#5), I gave up caffeine months ago (#1), and I make a conscious effort to do something kind for someone else every day (#12). Then, there were the changes that were easy to make. I ordered coconut oil (#23), cleaned out a closet (#22), and started making my bed again (#43). I don't know if I can ever take cold showers (#15) or fast from all food and caloric beverages for 24 hours once a week(#8), but I did identify some other areas where I want to focus some time and attention.

I started contemplating what wealth and happiness mean to me (#36), how to create multiple income streams (#40), and the radical changes I want to make in my life (#35), and that made me realize that I want to blog again. Writing makes me happy. Getting all the musings that ramble around in my brain down on "paper" gives me contentment and satisfaction. If this blog helps me promote my Teachers Pay Teachers Store and that leads to a reliable income stream, I'll take it. If that income stream becomes steady enough to help me check some of my travel plans off my bucket list (#6), that's even better. Whatever the outcome, I will be writing again, and that's what matters (#26).

I want to thank Benjamin Hardy for writing his article. It really spoke to me. I also want to thank the person who shared the link to Benjamin's article on my Facebook feed. Your timing was perfect. Spring Break gave me the perfect opportunity to act on my inclinations. I highly recommend that everyone reads "50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms". It's definitely good food for thought.

In his article, Hardy also recommends that you make one audacious request per week (#44). I don't know if this counts as bold or fearless, but I want to ask you to share my blog on social media. A blog is only as successful as its readership, and I want more than anything for this blog to be a success. Please help me get my word out there.

Thanks for reading,