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When I decided to do a writing challenge for February, I didn’t want to do the expected. February is synonymous with love. Like other retail holidays, stores are abundant with the red and pink packaging of goods. The card aisle is abundant with “I love you” decorated in glittery hearts.
I know I’m not in the minority when I say that all of this is sickening.
Love isn’t all happiness and good times. Yes, that’s great but it’s so much more. It’s dark. It’s painfully regretful. It’s an open wound. This is what I wanted to focus on. The beautifully dark aspect of love. Once I decided on that, I felt the need to deliver the message in a unique way.
This is where music comes into play.
For the month of February, all posts (with the exception of Wisdom Wednesdays), will consist of memories from my romantic life and a corresponding love song.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Love: A Musical Retrospective. Enjoy!
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I’m not 100% certain of anything. While I may not be 100% certain about my life, there are a few things I hope to still have as I get older: happiness, good health, sound mind, and the ability to write.
Very few things scare me more than to have any of these things taken from me. What gives you hope in a world of uncertainty?
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Blogging has reignited my passion for writing, specifically creative writing. Each writing challenge I’ve participated in (NaBloPoMo, #XD30, #Love: A Musical Retrospective, etc) has reaffirmed that my passion is indeed my calling.
I write with the goal to one day escape the monotony of cubicle life. To wake up at some abnormal time (anything before 10 is considered abnormal to me) to spent 8-10 hours padding someone else’s pockets is ridiculous. Especially when you have the skill set to be able to support yourself.
Entrepreneurship here I come!!
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When I created this blog, I didn’t think that people would “get” me. Looking back, it’s funny that I really thought that. There are billions of people on this planet and I still didn’t think anyone would understand where I was coming from.
I’m so happy to be wrong.
Blogging taught me that I’m good enough as I am. I write what’s on my heart, not what I think I should write about. It’s humbling to know that I’m not the only person who hates Red Lobster as a date option or sees the beauty in thunderstorms.
People know when you aren’t being authentic. Life is too short to live a life not true to self.
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The purpose of this blog is to help me become more optimistic, which is a challenge in itself. On the other hand, adopting an optimistic outlook has counteracted the crippling fear that kept success from my reach.
The pessimist sees all the roadblocks standing in the way of success. The biggest roadblock being failure. Nothing gets accomplished with failure at the helm. Once I learned to see the roadblocks not as roadblocks, but as the steps to success, the impossible became possible.
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My writing voice is heavily infused with my personality. The words chosen are honest and at times, brash in their delivery.
When writing, I take the same devil’s advocate approach that I take when conversing. I’m well aware that my thoughts and opinions are deemed unpopular and I don’t particularly care.
In all honesty, there’s no place for groupthink in writing nor in life. All I know is how to be me in everything I do.
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I’m a pretty awesome person *toots horn*. At least, that’s what my friends tell me. So, I wanted to share five interesting things about myself with you.
Let’s do this!
1. I’m (sarcastically) hilarious.
Not funny, but hilarious. Yes, there is a difference. My humor is based in sarcasm, so it’s no surprise my jokes/comments tend to fly over some folks’ heads because they miss the sarcasm. Oh wells.
2. I don’t like people.
Kidding! Well, sorta. My day job involves interacting with the public and let’s just say after a long day, I’m over John & Jane Q. Public.
3. I hate being awake before 10 a.m.
Which is ironic considering the majority of the jobs I’ve had had start times of 8 a.m. My brain isn’t fully functioning before 10 a.m. and neither is my creativity.
4. I love drag queens.
Drag queens make me happy. We all need something that makes them happy right?
5. When I’m stressed, I hum the “Peanuts” theme song.
You can’t tell me that song doesn’t lift your spirits.
Now it’s your turn. Tell me something interesting about you.
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Self is the theme for NaBloPoMo March 2014. This month I get to learn more about myself as an individual and as a blogger. It’s going to be easy to write about myself considering I shared aspects of my love life last month.
I’m excited and hope that you’ll enjoy reading these posts. As always, feel free to like, share, and/or subscribe!
I came home from work and saw a key on the coffee table. No note explaining why the key was there. As I looked around the living room, I noticed that his recliner was gone. Fearing the worst, I frantically checked each room for some sign of him. I found nothing.
I am not naive. I was aware that our relationship was on its last leg. In my mind, I had hoped that the relationship would end amicably.
There’s no change in Hell of that happening now.
Thinking back to that morning, his demeanor was so cold. He barely said anything to me.
I raked my brain trying to figure out what drove him to the point of leaving.
What did I say? What did I do?
A migraine later, I gave up. Nothing is going to change. He’s not coming back.
Love has abruptly departed.