To be yourself…

Today I had planned to have a couple of posts. Then life happened, but I still felt this sense of responsibility to have them done. I was falling into a trap that I recently talked about in another article. The traps for me are a bit different because this is my world, my place of friendship and connection.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am not a huge stress-out person. I am pretty “chill” about things. But I live in an environment of stress and stress-magnifiers. I seriously wonder if those lives would be happy if there wasn’t some type of drama existing.

Sometimes that spills over and the riptide grabs me by the ankle and pulls me, while I bob along like a beach ball on the waves, and throws me on the shores of stress beach. I’m only a visitor and I always remember to step back and think of where and why I am in this stress situation. I know it’s not me. Not my problem, and I then decide how to calm it down. That’s me. I am the calmer-downer in Stressville. I am not exaggerating.

With the SMs, meaning stress-magnifiers so some of you need to get your minds out of 50 Shades of Grey at some point, doing their thing I got concerned I would not be able to have anything for today. I mean I had decided to reduce my blogging schedule to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and then they happen. The reduced schedule is to work on my Romance novel.

To me, not communicating through my writing is more a let down to myself than to others. I almost let the SMs suck me into their world and change my mental outlook on life and how I handle things. But stressing would have made my reality moments worse and I realized trying to do too much or trying to create something entertaining or even thoughtful/inspiring wasn’t necessary. I just needed to write. Nothing fancy. Not really for anyone to read, but for me to talk, to let things out. And so I did. And here we are at the end.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A #BeWoW and Writer’s Quote Wednesday post.

Much Respect-Much Love


Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as

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6 thoughts on “To be yourself…

  1. ah, well I think that most things you write are awesome, even when you probably don’t think so. Sometimes we need to just write a “therapy post” before we can go on to write other things. So, if you need to – allow yourself a blog post post in between. If not, well I can’t wait for your novel. ❤

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  2. Ron, you are so fabulous and when you write to let things out I can feel your stress lessening with each key stroke! I really love your quote this week. Our past and future are all part of us, but living in the moment… you nailed, it my friend! ❤

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  3. I think the important thing is to just be flexible. Too often I get caught up with what I thought I was going to do and how I was going to do it. When that didn’t work, instead of evaluating it and perhaps tweaking the plan, I became frozen. I think you’re doing great and I always look forward to reading anything you write. 🙂


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