BREAK IS OVER!

Well finally I am going to get out of my slump.  Yea, my long period of a massive block, stifling the juices of my creativity.  House is done, well as much as we can do for right now, desk has been completed, and my own writing space has finally been born.

So there are no more excuses and its now time to sit down, flush out the block, and just write.

So onward I go…

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Self Care

00b531c3fbc19450bf04107d38d5fa74Everyday, no matter where I go, I find individuals who live in constant misery.  They swim in their own waters of low self-esteem, envy, jealousy, and stress.  I guess society has named these individuals as “drama-whores”, but this name only brings to light part of their inner turmoil.

Have you ever had coworkers, friends or even family, become your biggest supporter during extreme difficult times in your life?  When you heart is breaking and you feel as if your world is crumbling all around you?  These people are there for you during your worst.  They comfort, help you, and may even take control of your decisions, but once your crisis is over, they either disappear, act as if there was never a bond between you, or appear as if they are upset with you?

This is what I see all around me.  I seriously believe the old saying is true, “Misery Loves Company”.  I listen and I observe.  I see those who make it their daily goal to snuff out others’ inner lights.  What I can’t figure out,  is if they do it because they think their light will burn brighter when they destroy others, or if they just want company to swim with them in the waters of misery.  Maybe some do it subconsciously, aren’t even aware of their actions.

There really isn’t a solution to stop these individuals and for strangers or coworkers, we are not really in a position to be emotionally supportive.  Since we can’t avoid them either especially at our places of employment, the only thing that we can really concentrate on, is ourselves.

We need to focus on our own spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.  From now and into the future I plan to do just that.  During my own self care, I will send out a little wish and prayer that my positive energies will spread or rub off on those individuals as well.

I will protect myself and my light from being snuffed out.  I won’t fall in their lake of misery.  I will not drown.  I will always reach for my own light of happiness.

My rant!!!

Something has been bugging me and irritating me and I just got to get it off my chest.  I hope you don’t mind.  Anyways, as a writer (published) I sent 3 of my books to a dear friend of mine.  I signed all the books because that friend had wanted me too.  I obliged because it made me feel giddy and excited.  

Well that friend received my books and they were so excited they took a picture and posted them on a facebook group that we both belong too!  I was so honored and thrilled.

Someone in the group immediately started bashing and saying they hoped the author signed it and was such a horrible thing to receive books from author without them being signed and how if that is the case then the author doesn’t really appreciate the reader or care.

HERE IS MY RANT: 

First of all, why would you immediately start jumping into something that would stir up negative attitudes and vibes? 

Second, the person was receiving the books is a personal friend and even stated so in the post.  The friend never said anything that was hateful or leading to any kind of rant, just complete excitement.

Third,  even IF I DID NOT sign the books, it does mean that the person is not appreciated because, I paid for those books out of my own pocket.  I wanted my dear friend to have a copy of my work so I paid to have the paperbacks printed for my friend.

Am I missing something? Doesn’t that show my appreciation?

I believe there are alot of people out there, that are not aware of all the hardwork indie/self writers/authors put forth into their art.  We are not one of those authors that are lucky enough to receive a publishing/agent contract, we are not making millions of dollars, if we are lucky enough to receive a couple paperback copies at no cost – the rest we have to pay for ( at a discount of course).

Writing is not my money-maker, it is my passion.  I do it for myself and feel blessed when someone wants to buy and read what I bled out on paper.

Or maybe there are some people out there that just want to stir the big black cauldron…well, not maybe, for sure!

Ok, I feel so much better now.  Those pot stirrers will not get me down and destroy my happiness or my friendships!  

So on a positive note…I believe that instead of arguing, saying something back with people like this and giving them fuel for their fire, I should turn this around to something positive!!!!

So I am debating on offering that person an ebook or paperback.  What are your thoughts?  Or should I just ignore it all together and move on???

I would love to hear your opinions.