What’s been on your mind recently? I was thinking about what was said by a blogger named Troy Headrick and how most of us like to hide a lot about ourselves. I blog, but the irony in me is that I’m the silent type that doesn’t like to talk much and prefers to move quietly without drawing attention to myself. I choose to act over talking whenever I can. I can be around others and don’t mind if they have a lot to say or want to start a conversation with me, but I prefer that my responses revolve around the type that brings out more from you. If I give advice, my priority rests with my actions so that people don’t have to feel alone in their struggles, and so that my advice directly affects me if I get it wrong. It acts as a reminder for myself to be careful about the advice I give.
Double irony, but it seems as though my actions have a tendency to draw attention. I was running outside one day and this person I’m passing by asks, ‘why do you run everywhere you go?’ I’m fairly certain that I’ve never met the person. Context: I run, even during casual days out because it can feel too slow walking. I also like to run, even in the absence of any purpose. Ah, oh well, I’ve learnt of ways to keep hidden even when placed under a spotlight. At the end of the day, I don’t mind being open about myself, I’m simply reserved by nature, so I stay that way unless prompted for one reason or another. If I need to draw a lot of attention to myself, I will.
I write stuff, yes, but I treat my blogs more as a journal than as a voice. Otherwise, it’s always a pleasure to hear what it is that you want to be able to say or discuss about. For that reason, I’ve also been pondering over the option of reducing the consistency of my posts so I could spend more time listening to what others have to say. It doesn’t really matter if there was a lesson in it or not, I’m generally grateful for having heard from you.
Hope you’re all safe!