Laugh when you can.
Cry when you like.
Seek a virtual shoulder when it threatens to be too much.
Be a virtual shoulder to whomever you can.
For many Americans this year, life is anything but normal, but it is becoming routine. The changes we have had to make the last few months are still not comfortable, but we are starting to settle in.
Yet, the virus continues to grow among us. Cases across the nation are at all-time highs. And now we begin getting ready for the holidays with all it’s hustle and bustle and the temptations of large gatherings.
How do we cope?
Over on The Write Conversation, I have a post on living during trying times. Even though it is written for writers, it is still practical for all of us.
You can see the link here.
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Where did the time go?
I can’t believe how late this post is. This was suppose to have been posted about October 20th-ish. It’s no longer October. Ugh. How did that happen?
So, I can either hang my head or trudge on through. Hanging my head didn’t accomplish much. So, with no further self-lashing, here is a digest of what I read last month.
I finished eleven books this month. Eight of them were nonfiction, and three were mysteries. Two of the mysteries I reviewed over on Killer Nashville. Doing reviews for Killer Nashville introduces me to writers I might not normally come across. Continue reading
We often hear someone tell a newbie at something to fake it till you make it. Wikipedia, the lazy man’s encyclopedia (I love it.), states that this saying “suggests by imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, a person can realize those qualities in their real life.”
Now, here we are talking about behaviors, not competences. It’s never okay to say you can speak Spanish or write code when you’ve never done it before. And it isn’t okay to misrepresent yourself. But it is okay, and often wise, to put a smile on even when you aren’t feeling it.
Too often, we wait until we think we’re ready, until we’re feeling it. Unfortunately, our feelings often work against us. Two things feelings are good for, to protect us from threats or from falling on our faces. These are the very risks that we have to face when we attempt something new. Continue reading