I blog because I am tense and impatient

That probably doesn’t make a lot of sense! Let me explain.

I started blogging because I wanted to write. I’d been made redundant, my whole life was taking a sharp right turn and I was grabbing the chance to try new things.

I carried on blogging because I was learning all the time – about myself, my style, what worked and didn’t work for me.

Now I blog for all those reasons and more.

In my working life – or as I call it, ‘the work that pays’ – I have a constant turnover of paperwork. I spend all day reading sad stories about other people’s lives, like spending all day in a reality show featuring divorce, domestic violence and child cruelty. Relentlessly, one case after another.

Media today often bang on about how exposing our children to the news, video games and TV is de-sensitizing them to violence. I’m sure there is an element of truth in that – I have read so many plots about contact battles and parents using their kids as weapons in their own private war that I have become immune to the individuals in each story.

But still I regularly come across a situation that is so sad that it makes me stop to cry for the children, to feel for the parent who is losing their family. The empathy is still there.

It does make for some tense days though. So I blog to take my mind to different places. To think about happy days I have spent with my children, family holidays, exciting trips out, even lazy days in. To focus on something bright and cheerful.

I’m impatient too. My kids will tell you, why stroll when we can speedwalk (I don’t run. That’s exercise). Sitting still for a long time is hard, unless my mind is busy. Even when I am watching TV, I’m online or reading at the same time. I want to do everything and I want to do it now.

So I blog, because it helps me slow down. To concentrate on one point.

I blog because I want you to join me too. I want to talk to you, the reader, and see if you have been through similar experiences or have the same thoughts. I blog to share my recipes for cheesecake sandwiches, because you really have to try them.

Every time I blog, I find another reason to keep on blogging. Next time I write about this, I bet there will be new things to share. When I can’t finish that sentence anymore, that’s when I will stop.

I blog because . . .

This is part of Finish the Sentence Friday, hosted this week by Finding Ninnee

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I blog because I am tense and impatient — 17 Comments

  1. Oh I can so be impatient too and this has very much helped me on that one. Thank you so very much for linking this up with us and hope you will join us again in the weeks to come now!! 🙂

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    • There is always something new to think about, do, see and say! Or maybe it’s just true I have the concentration span of a gnat.

  3. I’m the same way in that I’m always on the computer while watching TV and doing other things. I really don’t understand how people watch TV ON their computer – how can you do both on one device?!? For me, cooking [more specifically prepping] gives my brain that chance to slow down. That’s why I often do a lot of the work by hand when it would be so much faster/easier to throw it all in the food processor. I find slicing and dicing sorta kinda zen-like. I’m almost afraid to look, but I have to go check out your cheesecake sandwiches!! 😉 [#FTSF]

    • I seem to go through fads. For a few years I was cake decorating – I enjoyed that, like playing with playdoh but with something to eat at the end. I’m bored of that already though – cooking was going to be the next thing but I went on a diet . . . right now my poor puppy is suffering as the new hobby is dog training and agility. 🙂

  4. Hey! I’m tense and impatient, too, and I had never thought of it in relation to my blogging… nice job catching that one! So glad you linked up and brought your unique voice to FTSF!

  5. I really like this – so much the better for your readers that you are tense and impatient. Sounds like you have a tough job – it’s so good to have an outlet for these things.

    • My job has it’s moments! I guess most jobs do. Maybe I should be a gardener instead – there can’t be a lot of negativity in that surely

    • Thanks. Most people who know me know I am impatient, blunt and tactless. It makes it easier to skip past awkward moments when I say the wrong thing and everyone around me stops breathing for a second!

  6. cool

    damn, is this virtual reality an excellent place or what? I find that, unlike reading or watching (for diversion and/or entertainment) writing a Post is always good. If I am serene… there is a post of a certain mood, when I am hyper, there will be a psot (with a certain typo density) and so on… this medium is always accommodating of my state(s) of mind.
    good postation!

    • 🙂 Interesting how writing reflects your mood. The same way my driving reflects the type of music I am listening to! 🙂

  7. I blog because I love reading about other people’s lives. Case in point – your life! Keep up that speedwalking, it may not be ‘exercise’ but it’s very good for you 🙂

    • I do love to nose through people’s lives to be fair. Will be popping over to see how you’re getting on very soon. Loving the updates! 😉

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