Don’t Give Up. Start Over.

Welcome to day 22 of Blogtober. It’s another late edition, but it wasn’t meant to be late.

There I was this morning, adding the final touches to today’s original post. I thought I clicked save draft and went on about the business of getting dressed and officially posting between 6:30 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

When I go to the WordPress app on my phone to add one more graphic I find just the original picture and no words. I realized I must have not clicked save draft and the entire post was gone.

I do keep a back up somewhere else, but the post I thought was saved had been edited with new information and thoughts. Plus it was 6:45 a.m. and I needed to leave for work within fifteen minutes.

Defeated, I just packed my bags and head out the door.

On the drive I tried to cheer myself up by listening to one of my go-to playlist for inspiration and that helped a bit.

Inspirational playlist I created on Tidal

Since I wouldn’t have a blog to post anytime before lunch I decided to post a cute picture and quote to my page.

Here in Baltimore the weather was a mess and I had a day where a few people got on my nerves, so I never went to retrieve and update my original post.

Throughout the day I kept feeling defeated and almost let self doubt creep in. I was questioning everything and annoyed by many.

Then I had to get ahold of myself. I thought about the advice I give and write about and gave myself a pep talk in my head.

When I get like that I remind myself to focus on all of my many blessings and remind myself that there are people in the world who wish they had my “problems” and I began to shift my mindset.

I remembered I had a 6 p.m. hair appointment, so I would have time under the dryer to create a new post.

For some reason the original idea wasn’t meant to be posted today. I was supposed to have a rough day to remind myself and somebody else that it’s okay to start over. It’s not the end of the world. Every second is an opportunity to learn, grow, and get better.

So here I am after a long rainy day, posting the blog that was meant to come out today and at the time it was meant to be posted.

Thanks for joining me for day 22. Hope you had a wonderful day.

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