Last Saturday the Internet Server went down, since nobody was working on Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, service was not restored until yesterday (Wednesday) at about 1PM. Restored to everyone but me. Apparently, during that time something had gone kerfluey with my outside antenna.
The repairman just left so FINALLY, I'm back up and running. For the first time in over a year I missed the IWSG and since the post was already written, I'm gonna post it anyway.
Today is the first Wednesday of the month (January) and the first of a new year (2013), that means it’s time for another IWSG post, except, I’m dead in the water. My Internet server has been down all weekend and it ain’t back yet. Yes, it’s exciting living on an island in the Caribbean.
As you will note, I’m ever the optimist, so, I’m writing this post anyway in the hopes that at some point today they will get me back up and running.
Insecurities, as in do I have them. Well, let me just say I’m so insecure that when this particular computer glitch first happened, I was sure I had broken my computer somehow. After hours of checking and rechecking, I finally checked with someone else, to find that it wasn’t just me, it was the whole island.
I’m not the type to make new year’s resolutions, but I have firmly decided that this year simply has got to be better than the last and if that’s gonna happen, it’s up to me to make it happen. I’m working hard to take charge of my life and that includes my insecurities. I know they won’t disappear overnight and some probably never will go completely away, but I have got to do a better job of believing in myself. I have got to believe that the things I do and accomplish are good.
Let me tell you a secret I’ve learned ‘Life is not a competition’. Truly, the only person you should be competing with is yourself, as in being better today than you were yesterday. I get weary of all the people who try to achieve their dreams by standing on someone else, especially if that someone else is me. I really do want to applaud the success of others and I want to be able to see my own, on my own, not as a comparison to what someone else has or has not done.
Maybe that’s my New Year’s resolution for life and my answer to finally overcoming my most basic insecurities – seeing my accomplishments for what they are to me and not worrying about the rest of the world.
Now click on the link and check out the other Insecure Writers. I’m sure some of us share the same insecurities and you are also sure to find some sound advice for overcoming yours.
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