The question of the day: Tell one thing I learned about myself this month.
I learned that I CAN blog daily and still keep up with my regular busy schedule. Just knowing that is worth its weight in gold. 🙂
Today’s writing challenge question: Do you enjoy being alone? What do you do when you’re by yourself?
I love easy questions. I enjoy and savor solitude. I can usually be found with my nose in a book if I have spare time.
Many people confuse being alone with being lonely. I know the difference. It’s possible to feel lonely in a crowded room. It’s about the connections between people. If I am not emotionally connected to the people in the crowded room, I could feel lonely. (Admittedly, I rarely put myself in the position of being in crowds since I prefer being at home.)
I think I’m lucky because I enjoy my time alone. My own company is just fine with me. With pets in the home, it’s never lonely anyway. I consider them family members. Some people never learn that being alone is preferable to keeping bad company.
Today’s topic: How would you rate your self confidence? When is it at its lowest? When is it at its highest?
Even if I don’t feel confident, I can fake it pretty well. I feel my best when I’m on what I consider “home turf.” I could confidently show a friend how to navigate downtown Merida, for example, or rural Virginia where I grew up.
My confidence is a bit shaky when I have a presentation to make. I was a bit nervous at the NILA conference last year. It didn’t help that my video segments refused to play during the presentation! I admit to feeling out of my element in crowds, but I can survive it. I hate to be put on the spot without warning.
Question: Who do you trust more: yourself or others? I definitely trust myself more than anyone else. I have a few (VERY few) friends I know I can count on. I give people the benefit of the doubt, but I always make sure my end (my BACK end!)is covered in case I am disappointed! I was told once (or twice) that I have high standards for myself and the expectation that others will live up to my high standards. Sadly, I’m sure we can all think of a situation in which others have let us down.
At work, I know my colleagues usually do what they say. That’s a separate issue to me. Life in general is another story altogether. I have learned to navigate life with a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C at the very least. I usually plan for the worst-case scenario and hope it doesn’t happen.
When my daughter and I moved to Mexico, it was us against the world. Fortunately, my partner of many years is a man I can trust. Before him, however, I learned to be self-sufficient. I have tried to teach my girls that skill too. I hope I have been successful.
Trust has to be earned.
Today’s question requires no fancy writing. Have I ever been involved in a group blog? My short answer is no. I would, however, love to have that opportunity…..if someone will be kind enough to explain how to go about it!
I see things with a fresh perspective now. I have only been blogging a (very) short time, but I feel the need to take pictures of everything in case I might need something special for my blog posts. I do my best thinking when my hands are busy with laundry and my mind is flying free somewhere else.
The prompt for today is how is my writing voice like me. I think my writing voice is the same as me. I am myself when I write because it’s something I really enjoy. Sometimes I might sound sweet, but most of the time I am sassy. Remember: it’s hard to hug a cactus.
So I signed up for the NaBloPoMo March writing challenge today. The goal is to blog every day, and there are prompts to assist me. I missed yesterday’s prompt, so I will tell you five interesting facts about myself to get on track.
1. I took belly dance class and enjoyed it!
2. My soul mate is stuck (for now) in another country.
3. I prefer the company of my pets to people.
4. I can wiggle my ears.
5. I also have the (dubious) talent of talking like Donald Duck.