One of the quotes on my outgoing email is this one from Francis Ford Coppola: "Parents always say focus on something. Don’t focus. Do all the things you love and someday it will come together and you will see what you are. And the things that you did ... will all be relevant." When I … Continue reading Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)
Throughout my marriage, two of my husband's most-used phrases have driven me crazy. The first (as in the one which appeared earliest and has been used most often) is "It is what it is." The second, which appeared only a few years ago, is "You don't know what you don't know" and, oddly enough, this … Continue reading Annoyingly Profound, Part 2: “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”
Going on about 40 years ago, I was diagnosed as bipolar. Today, I don't know whether that diagnosis was correct or not because I've chosen to live my life the way I'm going to live it regardless. So in this post, I'm going to talk a little about my choices for medicating and not medicating. … Continue reading My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being
Fingers meander absently, mindlessly, naively down QWERTY Lane, telling tales of woes of others onto digital paper. Conscious unconsciousness. Sleepwalking, daydreaming, wandering off into dark alleys where thoughts lurk behind pillars shaped like past bodies and faces, grotesque and looming, stalking, pulsing in excited anticipation of pouncing, screaming, pounding, shrieking assault. They are happy. Their … Continue reading Autopilot
While I've been seeking out all manner of information about blogging since creating Proof of My Existence, I came across an article discussing whether or not a blogger needs a niche, which I do not have and I doubt I'll ever have. The author said, "You definitely need a niche. And remember, nobody wants to … Continue reading Are Personal Bloggers “Whining”?