Catching up on the old, and finding new- Link Lovin’ #3 Series 2

I think I’ve made it clear over the last couple days that there are things that I have fallen behind in doing, like my writing, so now I’m blogging. I’ve not opened my laptop very often over the last couple years, in part I think because once I got done working and going through all the emotional stress that comes from working in a call center, then drove home and had to deal with whatever I had to handle at home, then had to get up the next morning to do it all again. Add on top of that dealing with physical illness and learning to manage my diabetes (still working on that. And have I yet mentioned over my last few blog posts before I stopped blogging at all, last year, that I had the starting stages of uterine cancer thanks to my PCOS, and had a hysterectomy last year? Yeah, that was a thing.), and now my hip/sciatica….well, a lot of internet-y things went by the wayside.

I have blogs I was following, I’ve added so many to the list besides. I haven’t and don’t really put the time into them that I should. Some things I feel like it’s just for digital storage (Just A Pinch Recipes is one email I subscribe to that I mostly just save the emails – so the recipes and/or links to them are saved), some for later perusal to research/develop/decide on my next step for a “side hustle” to grow into my main hustle. One of my biggest dreams is to build up our editing business, but until such point as we’re really working on that, and to really get up my confidence with posting such things (oh boy, dealing with my lack of confidence is really something I need to work on), I want to find SOMETHING to bring in some money on the side. Be forewarned, I’m going to do affiliate links on this blog at some point.

Anyhow, with how little I have been on, things have changed some.

I used to participate in the 100 Word Challenge over at the Thin Spiral Notebook (used to be Velvet Verbosity), but like so many other things, they have slowed.

I used to go to Cake Wrecks on occasion – that’s still there!

PostSecret is still going. I will forever be sorry I missed going, I once could have because he visited my college back home, a few years after I was done with college, because I didn’t want to go alone. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to see him live. I’ve got several of his collections of them, that he put out as books.

I have to admit, I’ve been mildly addicted to Reddit.

I am working on becoming an Amazon Affiliate.

Youtube and I have always been friends. Right now, from Epicurious videos to cake decorating, to painting, to Worth It on BuzzFeed and true crime videos……

Finally, to leave you with a thought, our lives have phases, and for each we have a guiding principle, something we’re learning. I feel that we are always to be learning and growing.

I’ll leave you now with a quote I saw while doing my workout this evening:

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

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