Passive vs Active

img_0087-1Ugh, I hate the block editor on WordPress.

Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, let’s talk about my latest failure.  You know, the one where I didn’t post anything for months?  A few months ago I was gung-ho about everything and then suddenly, I wasn’t.  Sigh.

I don’t have any excuses for why things didn’t get done.  I mean, I could give you excuses, but they don’t really matter.  In my time away, though, some things happened that have hopefully kicked my rear into gear.

I realized that I spend too much of my time being passive vs. being active.  As any English teacher will tell you, active is always better than passive. 😛

So, I am trying to be more active.  Not just physically, though there is that.  Just more active in general – more doing and less sitting (metaphorically speaking, since there is sitting involved in actuality).  Instead of parking myself in front of the TV avoiding things, I am going to try and DO things.  I fully expect to fail at this, mind you.  BUT – failure is not the end, right?  Quitting is.  So as long as I’m trying, I’m succeeding.  (Do I sound convinced yet?)

One of the reasons I avoided posting here was that, while I had things I wanted to post, they weren’t things I thought I should post.  Because it’s all about the niche, amiright?  But it isn’t, at least for me, and I forgot that.

So, think of this blog as a box of chocolates – you never know what you might get!  Some days I may post about my fledging business, which I’m still trying to start, or maybe it will be about miniatures I paint, games I play, something I’ve read, a photo I took, or something else I created.  Who knows?  Let’s find out together.  🙂

6 thoughts on “Passive vs Active

  1. Nice to see you writing again, my friend! Although I’m a recent aficionado of your blog I look forward to seeing the posts. Sometimes, I just get fed up of writing. I’ve been doing it my whole life and occasionally it seems like too much work. These phases pass, generally because I miss the process of recording my activities in a diary or I’ve thought of another plot. At any rate a rest from it all… can eventually bear fruit!

    Why do you think you shouldn’t approach certain subjects? There’s no law to say you can’t in your own blog. You make the rules and break them if necessary. Yay…. revolution in the writing dept *laughs*

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    1. I started the blog to write about the business I wanted to start and I guess I just felt like if I wasn’t writing about that, then I shouldn’t post. But you’re right, it’s my blog. So if I don’t wanna be a ‘niche’ blog, that’s ok. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Yes, I tried out the blocks on WordPress as well and I’m also not a fan, at least so far.

    I find the Five Minute Thing works well for me. There is little in life worth doing that I can’t commit to doing for five minutes a day, and I put it on my calendar and schedule it as a non-negotiable thing I do; and I only do this with one new thing at a time.

    So far as television goes, my husband’s approach to that, when I first met him back in the 90’s was he got rid of his tv and used the time to do other things.

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    1. I would love to get rid of the TV because I know it’s a time waster for me. Unfortunately, I have yet to convince my husband. I started today to just keep a log of what I do throughout the day. Maybe if I can look back at the day and see what I’ve done, it will help. Thanks for the comment!

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      1. I wish you the best of luck with your venture. Yes, it is hard if the person you are living with isn’t on the same page tv-wise, that’s for sure!

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