Some people get their knickers in a knot when you appear to ignore their well meaning advice. There are days where it is easier to smile and nod when someone gives you advice, then there are days when the urge to tell them where to stick it is a little too strong.
Good Friday this year was by far the worst day of my life. I wish that I was exaggerating but I’m not. On Good Friday Paul had a suspected heart attack and had to be revived twice. He wasn’t breathing and he didn’t have a heart beat. Twice.
Last week Annette from I Give You The Verbs created a stir. She called for an uprising against the current state of things in the blogging community. What on earth do we have to fight against you ask? Well it appears that things have gotten a little cookie cutter around here. Creatives are being stifled by the need to be useful, getting caught up in the must dos and the forbidden. Today it has been exactly 5 years since I started this blog. It doesn’t feel like it has been that long at all. The landscape of the blogging community has changed so much over that time. A lot of what I learned was from muddling through on my own. There were limited conferences, podcasts or information sessions. So much of the information was targeted to an oversees market.
I’ve been doing a lot of work in therapy this year on interpersonal relationships. This has gotten me thinking a lot too. I have been thinking about the correlation between what we think about ourselves, deep down and how we conduct ourselves and the flow on effect it has to other parts of life.
There are so many articles and blog posts about the people you don’t need in your life. They talk about the people who annoy you, who make you want to stab yourself in the eye or question the future of the human race. I haven’t come across many though that talk about the awesome people in your life, well your Facebook life anyway.