Personal Reflection

Don’t Let The Bad Days Win

Don't let the bad days win. Easier said than done.

They happen. Grind through them.

It's okay to take an easier day when you aren't feeling well. The world won't end.

There's always going to be work, something to do. But the most important things in life aren't going to be around forever.

Life is dirty, messy.

Nothing worth doing is ever easy. If it was, everyone would be successful at everything.

Even the happiest people in the world have bad days.

The hard times make the great moments even better.

Life is unfair. Accept that and move on.

You're not alone. Someone, somewhere feels the same way you do right now.

Keep going and continue doing your thing.

Try not to take everything personally. It's not always about you.

Some days you do nothing wrong and still lose. Losing is part of living.

You can spend years getting working hard, yet lose all you worked for in a second.

From time to time, bad days stretch into bad weeks. It gets better.

You never know what tomorrow may bring, so make the best of what you have today at this very moment.

You aren't perfect. You don't have to be. Human beings are human. People make mistakes.

Don't stress too much about what's already happened. You can't change the past or go back in time. But you can change your future by focusing on the present.

Be a kind human being, even and especially when you don't feel your best.

I wrote this post during a bad day. I needed to remind myself of certain things, cliché and all.

Thanks for sticking around and reading my ramblings. I appreciate it more than you know. I'll leave you with one last thought.

Take the good and bad in life because there isn't one without the other.

Writing

Late Night Writing Advice

It isn’t that late right now.

And this isn’t exactly writing advice so much as it is life advice.

But just go with it. Appease me, please.

Don’t take criticism to heart but take it to your mind. Filter the useful from the useless. Analyze the feedback. Tame your large ego if you have one like me so you can improve without feeling like the world is conspiring against you.

Focus on the process, the journey rather than obsess over the final product or result. Do that and you’ll drown in happiness. Contentment.

You’re going to write a lot of bad stuff before you can write something good. I stare at a sticky note that says “failure is preparation for success” every day.

I hope I’m still making sense.

Personal Reflection

When Bad Days Turn Into Good Ones

Today is one of those days. At least for me.

I hope you (yes, you) are having a good one as well. If you aren’t, I am hoping it picks up and gets better.

If anything just remember, tomorrow is a new day. Besides, nothing lasts forever.

Pain is temporary.

But so is happiness. Treasure it.

Blogging

Bad Blogger

I’ve been a very bad blogger as of late.

I apologize profusely. Nowadays, life is insanely busy so it’s hard finding a gigantic chunk of time to blog.

Thank you all for putting up with me through this difficult time. My promise to you: I’ll work on becoming a better blogger.

Writing

Perfection And Excellence

I aim for perfection but strive for excellence.

This isn’t exactly true (at least not all the time), but you get my point.

There’s bad writing. There’s good writing. And then there’s excellent writing.

Writing

The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of NaNoWriMo

Good:

  • NaNoWriMo serves as great motivation. Have you always said you wanted to write a book? Now is your chance to actually write one.

Bad:

  • Writing anything is time consuming. 50,000 words in a month means about 1,667 words a day, which translates to one, two, maybe three hours of work in a 24 hour span of time.

Ugly:

  • Possibly the most mentally, physically, and emotionally taxing project you will tackle in your life. Your brain starts to hurt, your hands begin to cramp up, and your mood is unstable at your best or volatile at your worst. (I can attest to all three.)