So it feels like an age since it was Valentine’s Day and International Celebrate Being Single Day. I had an absolute blast feeding not one, not two, but three lorikeets! Enjoy the video and let me know what you think.
I am mega busy with my day job and producing the course content for my teaching job. Which often takes hours to write and produce. I am working as a Peer Trainer for the Recovery learning Community, that is part of the NHS Partnership Trust. I am their social media trainer. I teach Blogging, Facebook and Twitter for recovery. It feels fantastic to write the course content myself and after suffering from depression for a lot of my life, up until about 3 years ago, to help aid other’s recovery from mental ill health – feels wonderful.
As I have special permission to keep the copyright of all course materials, I will be using a lot of it for future non-fiction ‘how to’ books, that I intend to sell as e-Books.
I am still going to self-publishing my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book. I have more people interested in it.
Watch this space for the future of Quirky Books. It’s very exciting.
Write soon and keep being your quirky self
As you know, I like to be a bit quirky. In view of that fact, I am going to London for valentine’s to celebrate being single. I will be there from Wed 13th of February for two nights and I intend to have a blast. My motto is, if you can’t be with the one you love, or you don’t love anyone, then love the one you are with and if you are single, then that means loving yourself. You don’t need anyone else to make you happy, you can do that for yourself by:
- Affirming how wonderful you are – Write down a minimum of 20 positives about yourself. Try to read this out aloud on a regular basis. Reading five a day is good.
- Celebrating 5 successes every day. Write down anything from washing up to having an article published.
- Buying yourself presents – A writer’s journal. A book. Clothes. Perfume/aftershave. CDs. DVDs. Jewellery or whatever you want.
- Taking yourself out – For a meal. To the theatre. To the cinema.
- Going on holiday – To wherever you want, whenever you want. You could go to that writer’s retreat you have always wanted to visit.
- If you are feeling sad then comfort yourself. Give yourself a hug and say out aloud – “Things will get better and you are coping very well.” Self-talk is a good thing.
- If anyone gives you a strange look because you are sitting on your own, simply by strong and happy that you are single and give them a smile. If you are confident that being single is right for you then why should anyone else question that.
- Write a book about the adventures of being a singleton – Watch this space, as there is a possibility that there may be a similar book from me in the future.
- Find what you were born to do and let no one stand in your way of achieving it. Being single is great because there is no one to hold you back and no one to think about but yourself.
- Educate yourself. Learning gives us knowledge and increases our sense of worth making us feel good. If you want to do a course, then go for it.
- Whatever makes you feel fantastic, do it and keep doing it.
- Praise yourself at every opportunity and if something goes wrong, then treat it as a learning curve to make you stronger. You will love yourself more for it.
In case you wonder what I am doing in London. I am going to see The Bodyguard Musical on Wed, to The Sea Life Aquarium and Mama Mia Musical on Thursday 14th February and to Paradise Wildlife Park on the Friday. I am doing all of these by myself. You can have just as much fun by yourself – Sometimes more because you can do what you love and what makes you love your life without the need for any compromises.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be celebrating it in style, or it may be you are thinking it is no big deal. Either way, it could be a time for you to reflect if the person you are with, is “the write one for me?”
In other words, does the person you are with:
- Understand the important role that writing plays in your life?
- Be supportive of your writing?
- Believe in your writing abilities?
- Understand you need to have a lot of time for your writing?
- Encourage you to write more?
- Be willing to play an active role in your writing?
- Be happy to proof read your manuscripts?
- Listen to your frustrations when you are having writer’s block?
- Lift your spirits up, when you are feeling down?
- Appreciate your creativity?
If your writing is a huge part of who you are, then it’s important you have someone who respects that.
Love yourself. Love your writing and enjoy every minute of it.
Write soon. Sandra