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Accountability Makes the Difference

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Yesterday, I came back to WordPress because I have been receiving mails saying people are joining my Blog, to my amazement when I actually looked at my Blog I had not posted since the summer of 2011.  Now over three years down the line that seems a lifetime ago.

Just after that I left Spain to go to Saudi Arabia, I am still there now, but what a journey it has been and the amazing people I have met, things I have seem and places I have been.  So, now is time to set this right and bring things to life again.

When I was working in Spain I had a business partner that did all my social and online marketing and under his watchful and demanding eye my postings were regular, when I lost that reminder, nagging and support, everything stopped.  Over these two days I have been thinking about accountability, not only for my blogs, but in all areas.  So with no more ado, I will take my own accountability to do the things for me that I need to do.

That way I know I need to stay on top of all areas that affect me and where I want to be, giving up responsibility to others only makes us give up when there is any obstacles or hardships, making promises to others, tell people what you are doing and then do it.  I teach these things, then here I am doing the opposite.  So, thank you for your support and reading my blog, now I will undertake to complete it, so that there is something to read on a regular basis!

Note to self, remember not only to teach but to learn, then out into practice!

Have a great day

Linda

To Old to Learn?

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Today I have been wondering why have I let things slip?  Why are some things a daily routine and almost an automated action without thinking if I even enjoy it?  Creatures of comfort maybe? Better the devil you know?

Routines are good for us and for many people its what life is all about, but as we go through life these methods may just be more of a hindrance than a help. If like me you were not brought up in the techno age, then maybe books are an important part of life. I love the feel, smell and texture of a book, but as I travel a lot my suitcase and especially hand luggage can be very heavy.  I was introduced by a friend to downloading books and films to a recently acquired iPad, now life is much lighter and as I can change the font size reading without glasses is a bonus too!

Also, most of my generation had parents in the war and like everyone then food was rationed and scarce, so we were taught to clear your plate.  A mind lock that had me battling for years with my weight and my conscience, but one that I finally logically reformed into a much more helpful mind set of eating either smaller quantities, or healthier options.

Choice comes with time and experience but learning that we can always learn is important too.  If I had stopped learning I would still be lugging heavy books all round the world, or if I stopped learning when I was a child, I would still be eating too much and struggling with all the emotional baggage that goes with it.

Each day there is something to learn…… what will it be today?