Have you ever had life not go your way? I bet you have. Whether it be financial, medical, or even emotional, eventually tragedy will strike your life.
It sucks when it happens, but that’s the nature of Life. Seems pretty unfair sometimes doesn’t it? So what can we do about it?
Don’t Be A Self Centered Jerk
Humans have a tendency to be a little too self centered…especially when tragedy befalls us. Neither you (nor I) are the center of the universe. We’re just one very small piece of the puzzle, yet it feels like we’re dead center with our tiny problems in that big old universe.
You know what? Suck it up! Don’t overreact. Life isn’t fair. Bad things do happen to good people all the time.
It’s the moments when life is at its worst, that define us as a person most.
Act with grace, humility, and of course humor.
I’ve written about dealing with my own personal tragedies before. One of my own defining moments ended-up changed my financial life forever. Even though it was a terrible situation at the time, I now consider it a very positive moment in my life.
Sometimes terrible situations aren’t all bad.
When life goes haywire the people around us tend to suffer too. Don’t forget them. They also suffer through our egos, our emotions, and our tears. Instead of lashing-out, reach out to them with care and appreciation. Let them know how important they are in your life.
Mr. Tako Escapes recently hit its first blog-anniversary, and it feels like a pretty big milestone. Hurray! One year old!
It’s been quite a life changing year, and it turned out to be a real learning experience. Originally I set out to write a couple posts a week, thinking “Oh, that won’t be a huge deal…not a big time sync.”
Well, I have news — it’s been harder and more time consuming than I ever imagined.
But also extremely useful. I’ve learned a lot! Believe it or not, this blog is a HUGE part of my life right now. While it hasn’t been financially successful by any definition, I still keep going. It really means alot to me that people read my stuff, and sometimes even leave comments!
Thankfully I kept my expenses really low by hosting my blog with Squidix, so it’s not a big financial burden. I’m still paying the $3.73 per month I started with, and don’t foresee calling it quits anytime soon.
Going Off The Grid
I apologize for the short post today, but things recently happened that put me “out of sorts”. I wanted to do a better “anniversary post”, but I had my own personal tragedy to deal with. It sucked a whole bunch of time I would normally use for blogging. Sorry folks!
Unfortunately it’s the holidays right now, and this post is going to be the last you’ll see from me for about a week.
The Tako family is going to be doing a little traveling this holiday, and we’ll be leaving home very soon.
Nothing strange about that, right? What’s unusual here is that I’ll be without internet access for most of that time period. Yes, I’ll be “off-grid” this holiday.
That means I won’t be able to do much in the way of posting or even basic blog maintenance. Yikes!
For all my regular readers, I apologize for the irregularity, and poor planning on my part. I care about each and every one of you, and appreciate your readership more than you probably realize.
Thank you all!
Really, truly, thank you for being a part of this blog.
Have yourself a very wonderful holiday, and please look forward to new posts again in about a week (pending no new personal disasters).
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