I’m the worst; I’m sorry.
But I’m vowing to be better.
My admission about being the worst is the first step. You see, what happens is is that I say, “OK, it’s been three days since you last posted.. what’s one more day?” Then it is four days… and then five. And then I’m like, “Yikes, it’s been two weeks since you last posted. You have to post. And it’s been so long it has to be incredible. It has to be so good. Your legions of fans (AKA your mom, well maybe not even your mom anymore because I think you still haven’t rebookmarked the page after she got a new laptop and your mom knows nothing about RSS feeds — let’s be real, you know nothing about RSS feeds) have been waiting.” So those huge expectations are tough.
And a couple of weeks turn until nearly a month.
So I put a stop to it! I bit the bullet. Instead, I’m writing about… not writing. Yep; I’m that cool. Here I am, blogging about being a terrible blogger. And, once again, vowing to not be so terrible.
I’ll fail, again.
If you read between the lines, this is pretty true to real life, at least for me. Life is kind of like this. We expect things to go one way. And for a good long while they do; they go swimmingly well — perfect, smooth sailing. Daily (or mostly daily) blog posts, or whatever life’s equivalent of that is to you. And then there is some small hiccup. A busier than normal day and you don’t get a blog post up. Life throws a curve ball at you; a unexpected bill, an illness, a child does something you never expected. That small bump in the road gets a bit bigger, and in what seems like an instant it turns into a giant pot hole.
And in the right circumstances it could turn into the Grand Canyon. Man, I’ve been there.
But we have to realize that it’s OK.
We’ll be OK.
We can pick up the pieces.
We can start again.
What is important is to be forgiving of ourselves and to remember that as we need support and forgiveness in the times of chaos and turmoil in our lives, we too need to provide that support to those around us who may be facing bumps of their own.