(A wordy explanation of my writing history and the purpose of this blog) …

Welcome to my ramblings on what I’ve learned about progress.

What Lead Me Here

(A wordy explanation of my writing history and the purpose of this blog)

I have loved writing since I learned what it felt like to do it outside of homework assignments.

I kept notebooks everywhere full of fiction, journals, ideas, and whatever else came to mind that I thought someone might be interested in reading some day. When (now ancient) sites like Myspace and LiveJournal gained popularity, I created accounts and communicated my feelings in vague ways that hinted at, but didn’t completely reveal what I wanted to communicate.

After high school, I stopped writing as much. I would pick it up here and there but for a long time my desire to share my thoughts or opinions was replaced with Netflix. As the blogging world and opinion/information sharing has blown up, I’ve begun to wonder what it takes to create and manage a web site. I have many interests but when it come to being an expert, well, that isn’t really me.

in all honesty, when it comes to how much there is to know about anything…I know as much as Jon Snow… nothing.

So it turns out, creating anything that wasn’t just a Dear Diary Blog was difficult to nail down. It wasn’t until I started to see a common theme in many of my conversations that I decided on a focus for my own site.

I used to think that I had bad luck.

I thought that my current situation was as a result of the things that had happened to me. One day, something changed. I can’t exactly pinpoint when it happened, but my perspective completely shifted and I realized that I had control over the world I lived in and how I viewed it. The realization that my life is not what has happened to me, but rather, how I react to those things (and always has been) had a dramatic impact on my life.

“We become what we think about.” -Earl Nightingale

I stopped complaining. Looking at what was controllable, I began to take action. Results come from effort. Reading for intellectual development has been resulting in professional developmemy.  Adding more activity for physical development has resulted in 70 lbs of weight loss as of Oct.

I’ve started appreciating my life more while working on letting go of things that didn’t matter.

I HAVE STARTED on my own development and what I want.

As I heard the people around me share how upset they were by a multitude of different aspects of their life, I started sharing my new perspective with them. I tried to ask questions that pushed them to focus on actions they could take to change whatever was causing them trouble.

“We become what we think about.” -Earl Nightingale

Yes, I’m aware I posted the same quote twice, and I’m sure I’ll share this quote again.

What I continually hear people focusing on are all the reasons they can’t be who or where they want.

Think about why you can’t and the prophecy fulfills itself.

If I can help one person shift their focus to honest progress, then I’ll call it a win. That’s why I’m here. So, welcome. Read on, provide feedback, and contribute to the conversation. A smart woman once told me (thanks again, Bon) that you never know who needs to hear what you have to say.

Author: ThatAngelGirl

A wife, a mom, a writer, a philosopher, a poet, a work in progress.

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