Saturday, 23 July 2011

To all my beautiful blog readers

I just wanted to write a quick post to say thank you. To everyone who reads and follows my blog; who appreciate my writing; who give me positive encouragement to carry on. Without you all, I'd be lost.

This time last year, things weren't great and I wasn't sure about anything. But after starting this blog and having such lovely comments on and off here, it has given me the push and the drive to continue. I have always gone through life thinking everything I did was never good enough, that I was always second best at everything. But to be given such praise for something I would gladly spend the rest of my life doing really means a lot, especially when it gets me down that the people I wish would praise me most are those who never do.

I was going to include some names of people who have always avidly followed my blog from day 1 and, I hope, will continue to do so, but there are just far too many. But you know who you are and I would like to say thank you, personally, to you.

This blog might not mean anything much to those of you who read it, to you it is just a place that you can read about my life and my views. Which is, essentially, the idea. But for me it is so much more and although not all of you will understand why, from the bottom of my heart I want to say that I am so grateful for all your comments and your positivity and I hope that ten years from now, I can look back on it all as the starting point that got me to where I want to be.


1 comment:

  1. Last article was incredibly brave and vulnerable - the very best kind of writing! It's amazing what a little encouragement can do, and fantastic to watch. Blogging's the way i started, and subsequently learnt i wrote good, even with speeling and grammer. :)

    You are good enough, you're not second best, and you already have everything inside that you need to be who you were meant to be. Just remember that, in 20 years, you're going to be giving a talk about what it was like in 2011 and how you got there: teaching others who will be where you are now, how to do what you did.

    Most people live forward-minded, focusing on their self-centric conceits and not knowing where to go next. If you live your life looking backward with the end in mind, you'll never go wrong.

    Only one mistake you can always make - trying to write as you think you "should", or trying to do it through the eyes/hands of someone else. Find your "voice", and embrace your own style. Know your perspective. Go your own way. Break the rules. Follow your own vision, despite the established "wisdom" or whether it/you is good enough (btw, it's never enough, even if you conquered 3 continents and cancelled third world debt). If others knew better than you, they'd be doing it and far more successful.

    But most importantly, when one of my future staff call your office some day in the next few years... take the call, and the appointment.