In my very first post ‘Hello world, this is my blog‘, I wrote the following –
This is my very first post. What should I write that may be of interest to others? Not much and then again maybe I do have many things I can write about. I am an ordinary person, just like many others who live ordinary lives and do ordinary things. I have many opinions about the everyday stuff, some important and some not so important.
On my ‘About Me’ page, I wrote the following –
Most of us have average lives, filled with disappointments and failures and through life we have issues to deal with due to events and other people and with ourselves. So, what makes my life more special than others? Well nothing really. The difference is this is my life that I am writing about.
In today’s post, I write the following –
I received a comment about 9 months ago on my ‘About Me’ page, that included the following –
I am 59, a stage 4 Cancer survivor who is blogging because it’s something I have always wanted to do, I enjoy writing and like yourself maybe my words about my life can help others. I have not led a boring life ( Cancer is my exciting life trophy) and don’t know many people who have and your short “bio” does not insinuate you have had a boring life either. What made you say that?
Here was my response to that comment –
Hi, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. First of all, congratulations for being a cancer survivor. In my ‘About’, when I refer to boring, I really am referring to ‘tedious’, ‘tiresome’, ‘well-worn’, etc. In my many years of therapy, which included years of group therapy, I realized there are many of us that are the same; experiencing issues and sufferings in our lives that can be tedious and tiresome at times. I read your blog as I read many other blogs from WordPress ‘The Daily Post’ and other sources. I enjoy reading other blogger’s posts, because I can learn something from other people – as I hope they can learn something from me.
In my post ‘How will my story be written?‘, I wrote the following –
I continue to believe I am no different from you and others in this world. Sure we have different lives, different locations and different people in our lives, but we truly are not different. Our lives are filled with disappointments and failures as well as successes and wins. I still believe we have average lives; average is not a bad word, it is a midway between good and evil, high and low, happy and sad.
In today’s post, I conclude with the following –
Remember this blog is about me and my life. I have experienced many ups & downs, bad things & good things, let-downs & achievements. I still consider my life boring, why? I will never will be president of the United States and I will never be an astronaut and I will never find the cure to cancer. That makes me average, ordinary and my life boring – and that is okay with me.