When I first started off blogging, it started off like this:
There was this lovely
On a sunny day we
This carried on for months, I was my own worst critic of myself and writing. For myself this writing lark does not come easy, it takes much deleting before I get it right. No doubt this is the way for most bloggers and in particular for writers?
You see I hated school, and I was not a good learner, and yes I did achieve a Diploma of Teaching later in life, and I tried University [I was going to be a social worker of all things!]. Though back then, I never really enjoyed studying as it was so draining to concentrate and retain that information.
It was all about concentration.
I will share a bit of personal ‘stuff’- I am a person who was diagnosed with ADHD. I do hate labels as in the sixties it was not a constructive thing. Much more support [though never enough] is now given to people with special requirements to aid them in achieving what they would like to accomplish. As a student I remember sitting at my desk, a book opened, and for the life of me, those words would not explain themselves. I did not read, or I should say never finished reading a book until adulthood.
As they say, that’s history.
My present-day life is enjoyable and keeps me pushing those learning boundaries. I now have a desire to learn and grow. I have acquired skills to be super organised, skills to counteract ADHD, though some would say I am still useless at giving travel directions or following them [we have a GPS now] though amazingly I do not get lost. We have worked hard creating this life we have.
This recognition as a blogger isn’t just about me, it’s about:
- My wonderful husband [the Squire] the proofreader [he’s the tortoise, and I am the hare, we balance out each other]. We still need to keep improving our proofreading skills, it’s a work in progress! Though I hated to hear those words “You need to work on this more!”, he was always right!
- Family and friends who have encouraged me by making an effort to read and comment. [You are the best]
- Other bloggers who when I first started out, inspired me to keep improving myself, and still do, they are in no particular order:
As the months have gone by, I have learnt so much more from other bloggers who are just as important as the above mentioned.