I didn't have a post planned for today - in fact, I never have a post planned. In just about every instance, I sit down when I have a few minutes and think "What can I bang out today ?" and that is what I blog.
I haven't had much to blog about lately. My exercise is coming along, albeit slower than I would have liked BUT I am OK with that - now - I have realised that something is better than nothing and if that something is not as fast as a previous something, that is OK too.
What I have figured out is that I need to have a goal - I need to have an event that I am training for because running 3 or 4 times a week with no goal to aim for, is starting to suck big time. So, that is one thing that I do need to look into. The fact that we have entered Warrior Dash in November sometime doesn't count as A and I will do that together and I will be way fitter than him and so will have slow down to his pace which is totally fine because for too many years he slowed himself down to my pace when it came to anything exercise related.
Last week ProBlogger Training was on and at one point I went all "Oh no - why am I not going to that" and then I took a step back and realised that I didn't really want to go anyway. Firstly, I don't do social events well - in fact, I am pretty hopeless at them. Secondly, my blog is just that - mine. I don't have to compare myself or my stats (whatever they may be) to anyone else in the blog-a-sphere. Yes there are blogs that are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more successful than mine - good for them - may they continue to grow and prosper.
This blog was never about becoming famous / well known / or anything else - it is merely a place where I can ramble on about what has been happening in my life. Sometimes it connects with someone who can relate to it and they feel "Geez, thank goodness I am not the only one that feels like that / has done that / has had that done to them" and that is GREAT. I am happy if something that I say on here can help someone else in some small way. Would I like more followers ? Yes I would if it meant that what I was saying was helpful to more people. But, at the end of the day, I realise that I don't have many pearls of wisdom to throw out there so if people read and comment - great, if people read and don't comment - great too and if nobody reads, that is also fine. This is more of a record for myself of where I have been and what I have achieved and if I can help someone alone the way, all the better.
So, for today, I am thankful for my little space in the blog-a-sphere. I am thankful that I am running my own race (literally and figuratively). I am thankful that I am not getting my knickers in a twist over the race that other people are running because it is their race to run.
What I am not thankful about is the fact that the lovely Kate from katesaysstuff is passing the Thankful Thursday baton to someone else. It has been wonderful linking up for TT when I have but there are new adventures for her to tackle and someone new will be at the helm for TT from next week. The good thing is that she will still be around and isn't leaving altogether !!!
TFTD : Don't be scared to walk alone, and don't be scared to like it.