Saturday, November 16, 2013

It's My Blog

What is a blog?  What is the purpose?  Who is it for?  Why write it at all?

I've been wrestling with deciding the purpose of my blog.  I guess most things are subjective and personal, so I've decided I'll write whatever I like in it.  Such as good days, bad days, feelings, or whatever comes to mind.  I think about writing it or updating it but then I think, who's going to read it anyway or I'm to tired or just to lazy and it's not that important at the moment.  The conclusion........It's for me, if others wish to read it........that's great.  I'd rather be hated for who I'am.....then  loved for who I'm not.  A blog should be personal and not what others expect but what's on a persons mind or what they may wish to share.  It should not be critiqued or dissected or spell-checked, it's neither good or bad.  My entire life I've always maintained that whatever one does with their life, they should do it for themselves not for others.  Do what makes you happy inside, be you.  If your a contrarian (yes it's a word even though spell check doesn't recognize it) 
noun: contrarian; plural noun: contrarians
  1. 1.
    a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion, esp. in stock exchange dealing.
adjective: contrarian
opposing or rejecting popular opinion; going against current practice.

then be proud of who you are or what you do.  As the old cliche goes, it's for the good the bad AND the ugly.  So, with that being said, I'll write whatever comes to mind in here.  It may be for sharing an experience, a place or a time.  It may be related to our boat, it may be related to my life or about the person who cut me off in traffic......who knows.

Life doesn't always turn out they way you want it to and sometimes it will throw the proverbial lemons that everyone makes metaphorical lemonade out of, I prefer iced tea personally.  Life is what you make it and luck plays no part in it, there's no such thing as "luck"  So don't let the distance between where you are and where you want to be determine the path your life travels.  The greater that distance, the greater the overwhelming feeling you'll never close the gap, or the feeling of hopelessness or discontent.  Focus on the goal or the result and try to find the positive experience of the journey along the way and it doesn't matter what "they" say, the journey isn't always the best or most pleasant part. There's no guarantee the destination you are aiming for is where you'll want to be when the train stops.  Sometimes the things we think we want aren't what we really wanted when we get them, that's OK, grab the bucket list and hop on a different train.  Douglas Adams said "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I may have ended up where I needed to be" Life is made up of all these platforms that we choose to get on or get off of.  Just go where you want to be!  Life is far to short to waste it on despair if it's time to jump on a different train, end that chapter and start a new one.

 Hell, buy a new train, bicycle, maybe a race car or God forbid........maybe a boat!



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