Staying Sane

Q&A Friday πŸ˜€

 

It’s been a while since I’ve had some sort of Q&A fun on this blog and I miss it. I always have fun answering those simple, get-to-know-yourself questions or self-reflection prompts and I bet many of you do too.

Hmmm, might even make it a regular Friday feature. (Or every other Friday? πŸ€”) Well at the very least this I know for sure, there are 8 Fridays remaining of 2018 (including today) and we can do 8 questions, right? Let’s do that!

So lemme start with this week’s prompt — join me in the comments section, ok? πŸ˜€

Have you done anything [a bit] out of character lately? What was it and why.

My answer to this is a “yes”. And it was sharing my goals for next year with my friends. Why? Because I realized I needed “cheerleaders”.

~ oOo ~

I recently opened an Instagram account because I’m intending to sell my crochet/knitting next year. There are already a few posts of my creations on there and, of course, none of me [because it’s pure business]. I wasn’t planning on telling my friends about it because I’m afraid of what they might think (silly, right? 🀭). But when we had a group chat earlier this week I went ahead and announced it, even asked them to like every post and follow me 😁

Originally I thought I could just tell casual acquaintances about my IG and let it grow organically, and then (maybe) tell my friends about it much later. I’ve always been like this. I don’t mean to be secretive, just that I don’t want attention at the start of something, when everything is “iffy”.

But lately I had a thought where I realized perhaps thinking this way is unfair. Perhaps in doing so I was instead cheating myself out of “cheerleaders”. And perhaps what I needed to think was that if any of them should think negatively, for me to not let it deter me.

I then thought back to times in my life when I had done something without talking to friends about it, and I realized a few wrong moves could have been avoided had I just done so.

To be totally honest with you, there was a full minute-and-a-half of internal struggle going on in my head before I finally told my friends about my IG. And right after that I went “whatdidIdowhatdidIdowhatdidIdooooo???“.Β  But now, I’m relaxed and feeling emboldened. Like, okay, now to give them a grrrrreat show! 😎

~ oOo ~

And that’s me. How about you? Fire up my comments section right away! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ I’ll be waiting πŸ™‚

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14 thoughts on “Q&A Friday πŸ˜€”

  1. I don’t know that I’ve done anything really out of character lately! Maybe it’s time to try something different, haha. I relate so much to what you said about not telling people when you start new things. Casual acquaintances or online friends – sure! Family and real friends – no way!

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    1. Oh wow 🀭 Do you know that nobody I know knows about this blog? 🀭🀭 I mean, only my husband, my daughter and 2 friends know that I blog but they don’t even know on what platform, let alone the name of my blog 🀭 What is up with that? 😁

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      1. WordPress obviously knows you have a blog! LOL Your post hit home with me. You see, my experience is that when I tell someone a goal or that I’m working on a new story (or old one), somehow voicing (or writing it in an email or on a blog or FB page, etc., jinxes my ability to achieve the goal. As to denying myself cheerleaders by staying mum? I’d rather succeed with the goal then look foolish for failing to get the goal!

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  2. My blog is not well known, even amongst my friends. I long for huge reader numbers, engagement and sponsorship but feel vulnerable mentioning it to friends. I share posts via separate fb and Insta accounts, but always feel funny about mentioning it in conversation or bombarding friends in my personal accounts with references or links to it. I do have a few cheerleaders though, who accepted my invitation to like and follow as soon as I started it. They keep me going.

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  3. I have a couple of WP blogs. The one I connect with you on and my unfiltered FB blog where I bawled and ranted and whined about taking care of my mom. I have a couple of others, too.
    About the time of this post of yours, I was getting ready to return to Oregon (and my spouse) after more than 2 years of mom. She’s gone now. I’ve not been in here much. My post of September 24, that was hours before she died. Crazy. At any rate, I need to reconnect with my spouse…it is so odd. We’ve been married more than 25 years, but these two apart have been close to hell. I needed help and had no one. I learned to do a great deal all by myself and am better for it. I hope. I’m not a good wife..ok, I’m good at being a wife, but not at being married. I don’t have real time friends, not ones who know the unfiltered me. I don’t do goals. They never happen.
    laughing—this is probably more than you wanted, huh?????

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    1. Awww, Kris 😘😘 Taking care of ageing parents is hard, it’s no joke. I haven’t had to do it (yet) but the mere thought already scares me. But you showed up strong and you did what you could. I think that’s awesome. You’re awesome. Next, we take a deep breath, put some lipstick on & do what’s right in front of us, yes? πŸ˜‰ πŸ’ͺ

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