Interesting observations

My life never ceases to amuse me or maybe it’s just people that never stop surprising me. I got into a car accident a couple weeks ago. I told the guy that I’ll fix his car and he took almost four weeks to go to a mechanic to get the quote. He just told me that he wants me to zelle him the money because he can’t take three days off of work to have his car fixed. I don’t think I trust him enough. He said that he’ll just fix it himself instead. I’m pretty peeved because I think he’ll just pocket the money. Plus, I’m annoyed at the fact that it took him four weeks to get a quote. It’s annoying. And I want to do the right thing to fix his car. I think I’m getting scammed. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I’ll just wait until I can get a second opinion.

I’ve also noticed that my students have been asking for a lot more than I can offer. I give stickers when they complete a song in their music book. I have tons of stickers from year and years of collecting them. And I don’t mind sharing my stickers with them. I actually have all of them using the same ones. Anyways, they have been asking me if they can keep the sticker pages. I don’t have the funds right now to just give away my supplies. And I thought it was pretty forward of them to ask. They’ve also been asking me to buy more. They’ll rip them and then ask me to buy some new ones. I don’t usually buy new ones because I have so many that I didn’t use yet. I told them that I’m not going to buy new ones until all the old ones are used. They’ve also been asking me for additional books and gifts if they finish their books. I don’t want to be a mean teacher, but I told them that the prize for finishing their book is the satisfaction of knowing they’ve worked hard.

I understand the need to want more things, but I can’t afford to do that right now. And if I already have these things, I’m definitely not going to buy new stuff. They should be more appreciative of what I’m giving and know that I’m already giving a lot. I am going to continue to not buy new stuff. And they will have to wait.

Add this to the list of things I’m learning about myself… I’m a loner!

In high school, I was interested in making new friends so I talked to everyone. I knew a lot of people and had many friends. Fast forward to college, I didn’t have many friends and I found myself staying home by myself most of the time. I wish I had more friends, but I wasn’t very sociable. And consequently, I was pretty lonely. Now, however, I never found the need to be sociable because I’m so busy all the time. I’m starting to think that I need to be sociable again. I need to start making friends because life is not as fun without them. With the new start of 2020, I’m going to try to make some new friends. And I hope that this year will be a little less lonely.

How much time should you take to work on your blog?

The answer is up to you. You have to know how much time you can invest. Not many people have time to blog. And that’s okay. I know that I don’t always spend a lot of time on my blog. Instead of working on my blog for a couple hours per day, I’ll work on it every day for a couple minutes at a time. I’m not perfect. You don’t have to be. You will not always be able to work on your blogs for hours and hours at a time.

I will say that blogging is a total investment rather than a daily investment. You can write a blog post today and post it on the same day; that blog post will stay there forever. And you can reap the rewards from it long after you post it. When you reach about 200 blog posts, your blog should have enough content to entertain your audience for a long time. Also when you update your content and add more blog posts, you’ll have more posts that can attract views. I think that this is the smartest use of time. I know many YouTubers that utilize this same strategy.

The main takeaway is to continue working on your blog when you can. When you reach 200 blog posts, your blog will be in a good place to continue gaining views. Good luck on your blogging journey and keep blogging 👍

Just woke up

I’m going back to sleep again after I write this post, but you guys are the best. Thank you for showing so much support for my blogs. I’m so thankful to have my blogs and the WordPress community! 👏

What is your purpose?

Are you living your purpose in life? Do you feel like everything you are doing right now is worth your energy and time? If you are not happy, make a change. Everything can be improved and the best thing is that you still have time to change your life. Ever since I’ve started writing, my life has changed for the better. I feel like I can understand my emotions a lot better than before. In summary, everything has changed. I’m happy. And my purpose in life is being fulfilled. Is yours?

Never want to rely on anyone

I’m beginning to learn the importance of never relying on other people. I’m getting really tired of having my family reject watching my teacup yorkie. She can be in her cage most of the time if necessary, but they just don’t want to help me in that regard. It’s not fair because I watch all seven of their dogs in total when they’re out of town. And I take them to the airport sometimes. I’m so tired of this. I haven’t asked them in over a year and a half now.

I’m learning that I don’t want to rely on other people at all. This is reason #100,000 why I think it’s better to be alone. People don’t help you when you need them, but they expect your help when they need it. They always ask other people or me to watch their dogs for them, but they want me to get boarding for my dog when I’m away. I told them that I will never watch their dogs again in the future. I’m not going to give anything when I don’t get anything. I’m also going to start a boarding fund every time I go on vacation so I don’t have to deal with this. And I’m going to continue distancing myself from people. I don’t want anyone to talk to me or tell me what to do. I just want peace in my life. I’m fine with my friends being in my life, but family members are a no-go.

What I’ve learned about myself

I am not an easy person to get along with. I don’t care about anybody other than myself. My life is centered around myself. And I am so selfish.

These are things that I know about myself. I’ve lived with myself for 25 years now and I know that I am not an easy person to get along with. On the exterior, I can be very nice. If you get to know me better, you’ll find that I don’t like a lot of people. I’m introverted. I would rather spend tons of time by myself than to be around people 24/7. As I admit all of this, I also know that I could do better. I need to fix my flaws. I don’t like these negative traits. And they have brought nothing in my life other than hurt. I’m not saying that this year will be the year that I make some changes, but I’m not saying I won’t make any changes this year either.

I’ve learned that I think too much about other people. Even though I try to do my own thing, my mind can’t help but wander to think about what other people want from me. I am easily affected by criticisms or people talking about me. I don’t have a strong skin for these kinds of things. And ultimately, I know that this will ruin my life eventually.

I need to be by myself to focus. All of these things are extraneous and not necessary for me to reach my goals. If I look past everything, I know that I can be successful. I need to be a strong woman. I will do what I need to do. The path to success is lonely, but I must travel on this road by myself.

Thank you so much

I’ve been getting so much support for my blogs and I am thankful for everyone. I feel like I’m just a normal blogger that isn’t really special. I never thought that my blog would reach so many people. It’s truly a blessing to be a part of this community of fellow bloggers. Thank you for making blogging one of the best parts of my life! Happy blogging!