Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should be sipped, but will others, drink the whole bottle" Paulo Coehlo in the book "Brida".
The road hasn't paved yet, I have to clear those weeds and watch on the rocks, I can stumble on them but I have to get up, and go back to walking again.
My journey in BitLanders.
*Image credited to www.weknowyourdreams.com
I have been here in BitLanders for three years, I have been that much active before, it was just this past few weeks or maybe more than a month now. It is a "mystery" to me how things are going here, then I have decided to jumped in.
Microblogs. Thought that I will be just fine submitting my favorite lines, but notice it is not working, instead of getting frustrated, I read comments, blogs with regards to getting my so called "answers" to the "riddle".
Three free submissions. Never thought that I have free submissions. Free from spending ten gems. What I have learned about it is, I should have used it properly. But have I thought that I have wasted those free submissions? My answer would be "NO". Despite getting a single star on the gallery, then a couple to two blogs. You might wonder why, I learned and I gained a lot of tips. And getting additional buzz was a BIG THING for me.
*Image is credited to www.speedhumpsaustralia.com.au
Increasing that "coveted" stars in every submission is hard for me, since I consider myself a "newbie", the struggle is real. But I keep two things on my mind right now, HONING and HEEDING.
The only way to learn and hone your craft is by working hard and writing regularly"-- Darren Shan
I remember my math teacher. She will always say to us, "CONSTANT practice makes perfect". It is not just enough to just practice, I have to be CONSTANT. I never did like Mathematics, I am thankful that I have an average of 83, thought that I will never get a higher grade until Algebra. While everyone was having a hard time, I am following our teacher's line, kept on practicing, learned to love and I must say, I did great, I just have to HONE what I have.
Think of that beautiful, sparkling diamond. It has to undergo a lot of process to be that lovely.
Writers are born, not made. We can hone the craft. We need to try to encourage someone and make a dialogue, suggesting ways to do something differently or how to improve"--Alan Zweibel
I used my two ears, my eyes actually, to read and take every advises that I can get with every blog that I submit and had been reviewed. Aside from Hillary's, I took a lot from @adgoggleko, she helped me a lot.
Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning and being grateful"--Roy T. Bennett
It wasn't easy for me to take punches, but I took them. Selft doubt has always been present while affirmation was nowhere to be found. I bowed down, sat and think. Read everything, asking "what is wrong?". Have to be tough, I can not give just give up, thinking of being more challenge than frustrated. Took criticisms, doing my assignments like that of a student. Read every tips that I can get on line as much as I can.
And did you know what I learned? I miss being in a classroom, and learning is fun as always.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live"--Mortimer Adler
Indeed, there is more with learning, with what is life is, of what we love to do is.
Seeing the result.
I haven't got that much coveted 5 stars with my blogs, but I am seeing improvements, and that is my affirmation that I can do this. That I can get there, that I doing fine. I am seeing my mistakes, which is tagging. And still figuring out how to make or create the best tags.
With the improvements, I gave myself a pat on my back. Yes, you too can give yourself a pat on your back, with every goal you have reached, with gettin your dreams. It helps a lot, it will boost your morale. If you feel like you could have done better, then give it another try.
And one of the best outcome with every reviews that I get is, I learned a lot about myself, and that is the BRIGHTEST side.
The road is still rocky, but I always believe that the most beautiful flower shows on the driest and rocky roads.
Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in lo longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts"--Chris Bradford
The struggle is real with keeping it up. But I keep few things on my mind, the one from the book the I read, it is "Slammed" by Colleen Hover, and here are some pointers.
- Find a balance between head and heart. Yes, i can not just write down what my heart wanted to say, I have to used my head to.
- Push your bounderies. I am not just going to stay with my own comfort zone, I have to think out of the box, if you can not push the bounderies, break that wall.
- Don't take life seriously. When I learned about that missing tags, I laughed hard at myself, hard until my I get teary.
- Question everything. Curiosity might have killed the cat, but we were also told that that cat has nine lives. And I love to ask almost everything, for I wanted to learn.
- Be accepting. Okay, Hillary said this and that. What shall I do? Take it, accept it. Then try to make something better next time.
- Keep an open mind. This may sound the same as being an "accepting", but yes.
Life can be bitter like a bottle of wine, but if you try to take time and have your taste buds deal with it, with your mind sending you those thoughts, that bitter taste can have an after sweet taste.
More than getting motivations from others, I motivate myself first.