So although I claim to live a simple life, the truth is that there is not much time in my day to actually sit down and write a post. There is so much I want to share, yet so very little quite time to say it. I get up each day at 4:00 AM, check my blood sugar, have a cup of coffee, go to the bathroom, check my bank account online and maybe pay some bills, workout, take a shower, eat breakfast, take my medication and vitamins, drive 45 minutes to work, work 9 hours, drive 45 minutes home, have a beer, eat dinner, take my meds and vitamins, have a small snack, watch a little television and go to bed. I wake up the next day and do it all over again. This is my routine Monday through Friday. One the weekends I do find a little quite time like today to sit down and write. So what is the answer?
I am thinking I should keep another journal to write down whatever it is that I feel is important to share at the time. My thoughts about my blog entries are usually geared around writing things that I would like to refer back to in the future, but the truth is that I very rarely refer back to anything other than my blood sugar numbers and my weight. But still I believe that it is important to write these things down. Maybe one day my children will read my blog entries when I am gone.
My intentions originally were to simply create a record of my progress with fight type II diabetes. When I looked at the incredibly high numbers of folks who are also fighting this medical condition I felt compelled to sharing my story in progress. I hoped that I could become an inspiration to them in there struggle. The truth is that writing down my progress also keeps me accountable to my mission at hand. As I discovered vaping and quickly learned that it is the best tool I have ever found in the battle to quit smoking cigarettes I felt compelled to share that experience too. I had no intentions of advertising on this blog, but I found that when I find a really good deal, something I want to encourage other’s to also discover, the best way to do that is with a product banner of some type. So why not make a little profit from the banner? It’s not like I am ripping somebody off. I know I will never get rich with a blog, but it could help offset the cost of the item’s I must purchase to fight diabetes and not smoking.
Now the whole “Simple Living Over 50” theme I developed from my own feeling’s about dealing with the fact that I am not immortal and as we age things do change. The truth is that no matter what age we are, thing’s always change. It seems that many things become more difficult, yet many other things become easier. Our health becomes more important that other things we held dear to us and we are so much wiser with all the life experiences that we lived. I want to share all of this and create a record of problems, successes and the many adventures I live and what they mean to me. I want to hear from others over 50 and learn about there problems, successes and adventures. Life can be a struggle and in that struggle come many wonderful things. Why not blog about the them?
I am sure that in the future as things move in different directions, my blog too will move with them and change. I have no formal education in writing, yet feel comfortable about writing at my level of education. I think many people shy away from blogging because they may feel a bit intimidated by the pro’s out there. And I do appreciate those professionals who write each day, but also encourage everyone to share their thoughts. WordPress is free and easy to work with. Come join me and share your thoughts and dreams.