Better Late Than Never

Nov 8, 2013 by

November is a nationally proclaimed writing month. It has been fondly named NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). Many writers are taking the month to push out a novel or improve their writing dedication. I’m seeing lots of 30 day challenges. People are posting every day. Today is November the 8th. I haven’t written the first week.

I can’t do the challenge, right?

The excuses I create in my life that keep me down tell me not to even bother. Everyone is ahead of me already. Who am I? They are better at it than me anyway. I have failed by not beginning.

As a side note, how do those thoughts sit with you? Do you think I’m a failure? What went through your head? Were you encouraging or did you agree?

I think that chances are good you were encouraging. Its so much easier to look at another person and want to help them out of their troubles. Please keep that kindness in mind when you think of your own problems.

In my last post I wrote about the mask coming off. My excuses are ridiculous. They have served their purpose for quite a long time. They have served the crappy purpose of making those negative people around me right. They said I would never amount to anything. They said that the only way to make a living was being a government worker or a lawyer (seriously, that’s what I was told). They said blah, blah, blah.

Why am I still cramming myself into a mold they made? Through the years I have repeatedly struggled with this. I take a few steps forward and another step back. Life is a process though. My lazy self wants a lightning bolt and BamJackpot! I just get it. I want it now. I mean, right now.

Well it doesn’t work that way. It took years to develop the craziness that I hate in my life. It doesn’t automatically stop. Actually, I would probably go through withdrawals if it did. I’m used to the crap. It’s comfortable to me. Living differently is a process. My damn jackpot mentality is a pain in the ass.

So. Yep, today is November the 8th. I want to play too. This is a good opportunity for me to get my life working again. And yours too. The stuff I have been trudging through will resonate with you too. I like that. It is better to join late than to never join at all.

We are in this together.

Take Care!


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