Connecting the dots

In the past year I have learned so much – about writing, blogging, social media, about people and about myself. And it couldn’t have been learned in a week, even if I read and wrote 24 hours a day, clocking up the same amount of hours as over the past year. It doesn’t work like that.

Sometimes you need to see a snapshot over time and I feel I am now beginning to connect the dots. What I have learned is that I am not alone in my ups and downs. I experience great highs and lows and unless the entire blogging world of writers are all bipolar, then nor am I! (Actually, don’t answer that). I read and get to experience wonderful highs in others’ posts, words of joy, wisdom, encouragement, faith and now I look on them not with skepticism, knowing that it will crash back at some point, but with love and connection. I read about people’s lows also, interpreting what’s between the lines and only guessing at the depth of pain contained therein.

But my aha moment today is seeing the ebb and flow of it all. Our inner worlds simply can’t remain the same; it’s not possible. I want to get out there and hug every blogger, whether they are at their peak or wondering how they let the joy slip away without noticing and wondering what on earth to write about if they felt their blog should be all joy and roses.

Here is my hug people, whether the sun is shining, your world is simple and the decks are cleared, ready for the fun times ahead to be enjoyed or whether you are wondering why you are bogged down and nothing seems to interest you these days. I truly believe we are ultimately all the same and there is nothing wrong with that. Remember to connect your own dots and see the picture you are creating.

need a hug

need a hug




17 thoughts on “Connecting the dots

  1. Lovely sentiments, Emma. A very big hug and lots of love to you too. I hope you’re feeling much better on every level after your unfortunate events of the recent past. And probably, we’re ALL bi-polar! Life challenges us all the time, so I can’t imagine anyone stays completely balanced at every moment.

    • Thanks. It hasn’t really panned out for me but I will get there. I am off to the UK and France to meet my idol Barbara Sher whom I often quote, in October. My equivalent of your Camino. Yay

      • Have a wonderful trip Emma! I haven’t read anything of her work, but will look forward to hearing about your meeting. Perhaps you could post a write-up of her before you leave? Just a thought as I’m always interested in people’s bios.

        • Yes good idea. I imagine that after my 5 day retreat with Barbara you will be hearing a Whole lot More about her work. Check her out on Youtube for now. She is wise but also Really funny!! Will u be in France or the Uk this October?? Want to finally meet you too!

          • Unfortunately not, Emma, I’ll be here in Doha! Lets see where we all are next year. I’ve begun the journey of setting up an internet marketing business, and have told my hubby that when I make my millions, I’m buying a house like yours on Bondi Beach! So there will be lots of cuppas then! I’ll definitely check out Barbara.

            • You’re on but Bondi is too crowded. Can I work for you?? I have read enough on internet marketing to think I know it all, wink wink 🙂

              • When I get to that place where I can hire people, you’ll be the first candidate on my list! I feel like I’m at the foot of a stinkingly high mountain!

  2. Oh WoW!! timing is everything and I found this post just in time! 1) I often “digress” when I talk and write 2) we are an amazing community and so happy to be part of …and most importantly I am a hugger….(((((((((((((((( hugs ))))))))))))))))) to you…so beautifully said:) Namaste

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