(What is Blogophilia? It is a group of writers who gather online to share their creative side. Once a week, a topic is given, along with two challenges and a photo with a secret saying. Participants write a blog using the topic and challenges. Guesses are then made on who submitted topic, challenges and photo and what the secret saying may be. All blogs must be posted within the week to earn the points available.)That said..here is my blog post:
Off the Deep End …..or not
Not to speak a blasphemy but this has been a really weird, ungodly, year. One filled with events like one has never seen or faced before. Events that have left many scratching their head and wondering without actually asking, what’s next.
We have faced shortages. Many have lost jobs. There have been riots and destruction. Depression and mental health issues have exploded as have incidents of domestic and child abuse. All things that we have all kept up with.
When things have started to calm down, we have tried to return to something resembling normal only to have Covid rear back up threatening to lock everything down again.
All the while, I have sat here, trying to get by without a job. Being careful beyond careful of what I spend because bills must be paid. But now, as the months drag slowly by, I go deep into thought and consideration on what I need to do. I know, that I need to find a job, because an unfinished manuscript isn’t worth much. Even though I would love to be able to work on it, completing it and proving it to be the important piece of work that it is.
Still, I’m a realist. I know its hard to swallow your pride, sometimes. But no I’m ain’t too proud, to admit that fact. Even as now there’s too many thoughts going through my brain. Fighting between the realist side and the dreamer. Wishing, hoping, pondering what will be.
As I consider options, I may go off the deep end and strive for the dream and only the dream; or I may not. I may lean toward the realistic understanding that dreams are good, important and not to be shelved completely, all the while understanding, a day job may just be needed to be able to keep the lights on and the fridge full. Or, I could hope that my writing proves worthy and attracts enough readers who understand the dream and would want to see me able to succeed. And will follow along as we make our way toward a land of dreams somewhat akin to Oz.
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 35.13 Topic: Off the Deep End Hard Bonus (2 points): Use a song lyric from singer Post Malone Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include the word “blasphemy”