In a Blogging Slump

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Hello, everyone! How are you all doing.

I can’t seem to find the right topic to blog about, so I guess I am stuck again. For the past few days I would start composing a blog post, then hit a creative block. Nothing.

It’s like crickets singing in my brain – it’s very empty.

So, instead of having this day a no-blogging day again, I decided to just blog.

When you find yourself in a slump, and can’t seem to get yourself to get moving, the best way to get out of it is to just go and do it anyway.

You see, it’s like inertia in physics. If you don’t exert any force on an object, it will stay at rest and will not move. If you want to accomplish anything, you have to force yourself to get moving, or else you will forever be in that position that you are in.

What have I been up to lately? Photography. More specifically, street photography.

I picked up the hobby again, because as I walk around I keep seeing images around me that I think would make really good photos.

Lately though, I have not taken any pictures on account of the weather and schedule I have. It’s raining a lot lately, and while I do think that taking photos in the rain is very possible, I don’t really want to put my camera in danger of getting wet. Hahaha…

Anyway, thank you very much for reading! I really appreciate you taking the time.

I hope you have a nice day.

Hang In There

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Life is tough, and it can be sometimes hard to go on… but yeah, we just need to hang in there. It will get better.

There’s something about the holidays that can be stressful. It could be the hustle and bustle and the rush of getting things done in time, it could even be as simple as dealing with family members in gatherings. The addition of the pandemic this year is no help, too.

However, it will pass. It may be hard, but you’ll survive.

Don’t let dark, intruding thoughts in. Be busy, do things. When your body is moving, your mind is not thinking. That may be good for you. Give it a try.

If not, write it down. Write whatever dark emotion you have inside and let it out. You may not have the privilege of having someone to confide in. If you do, consider yourself lucky. Don’t keep it all inside. It will just make things worse.

I wrote these down as a reminder and advice to myself. I thought that it might help you, or a friend.

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What Does it Mean to Be a Good Writer? #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

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Have you ever doubted yourself whether you are a good enough writer? Have you ever thought to yourself that your work is bad?

What does it mean to be a good writer anyway?

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The World Owes Me Nothing

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My dreams are dead or dying,
But this I must remember,
I am here on this earth living,
And the world owes me nothing.

In light of everything going on, I have to remind myself that the world owes me nothing. I am not entitled to anything despite everything I believe I am owed due to what I have achieved or done.

Handling problems is hard, most specially when there are people around you dragging their feet. It can be very frustrating, and, frankly, there are times when I am very tempted to give up and keel over with the punches thrown at me.

We are in a financial crisis, yes, but at least my wife seems to be more aware on how to handle our finances better. She insisted on holding the traditional role of budgeting our family’s finances, and well, I hope she has learned her lesson. If you can’t learn your lessons from books and teachers, experience will teach you a harsh lesson you would have difficulty forgetting.

I became more focused on my writing. It would seem that being in a tough situation helps me being more creative. I have managed to turn writing into an outlet, and have somehow polished and honed my skills. There is still a lot of room to improve, I just have to keep moving forward.

If there is something I have learned, is that being bitter about the situation helps with absolutely nothing. I must keep looking at the bright side, and focus on getting to the next day, and the next day for now. I can only chip at the problems that lay before me one at a time. It may seem like it is a large chunk that is unbeatable… but if I take it one slice at a time, it will fall, and I shall be victorious.

I know, yet I keep forgetting, and thus, I must remind myself constantly.

I hope you are doing well, and I hope  you have a nice day. Thanks for reading.