Sorry folks, I have not been blogging lately. I am not sure if anyone is reading them. Blogging is way out of my comfort zone because of my dyslexia. Writing is difficult, getting my point across, having things sound good in the correct order. I have been using Grammarly. That has been a big help. Try it if you need to improve your grammar.
Writing is scary to me. For others, writing is easy, a skill they mastered years ago. For me, organizing is a skill I have learned.
I am trying to point out not everyone can write, and not everyone can organize. Feeling over being overwhelmed can block progress. For me, what to write about in my blog, what will grab your attention? For those wanting to organize, you could be overwhelmed by not knowing where to start, or maybe not having enough time. The story below is how I have been tackling things this summer and will continue in fall.
Source: Mindfulness Ireland
My grandmother once gave me a tip:
In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don't think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Take another step.
You won't notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.
- Elena Mikhalkova
(Image of Tasha Tudor, American Illustrator 1915-2008)
(Google it. There was a lovely photograph I was not able to bring over.)
During these difficult times, maybe just doing something is better and worrying. With hurricanes, the fires, the unrest in the country, the election, and now the death of a hero in my world Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it is hard for me to move forward at times. But doing the dishes or making my bed, let me see I am moving.
Here I sit in my home office writing. I am doing it. I am trying. Take care.