It may not look very different to you, but behind the scenes there have been a lot of changes taking place here at Tempered with Kindness.
So far 2015 is shaping up to be a year filled with changes.
Change is bad.
Wait. I’ve said too much.
I know change is good. I know. I do. Honestly, I do.
Change is difficult. Can you give me that at least?
There. Is that better?
I declare 2015 the year* of challenges and changes.
I will be challenging myself, personally, to grow and learn and change for the better.
I will be challenging myself, professionally, to grow and learn and change for the better.
I have goals – both personal and professional – and I intend to reach them.
I will be sharing more about these things in the weeks and months to come and hopefully you will begin to notice and like the changes you see as they become more apparent.
I hope you will stick with me and maybe even share my little blog with friends who have no clue of its existence and maybe one day if I am really lucky I will be able to stop making my “tens of readers” joke and have a more substantial readership.
Granted, for a blogger with tens of readers, I happen to think I have the absolute best tens of readers a blogger could have.
No. Strike that.
I know I have the absolute best tens of readers.
Thank you for that. I appreciate it so much that you take time out of your day to pop into Tempered with Kindness to see what’s new in cake, see what the Things are up to, check out our latest Taco Tuesday adventure or see where I am in my personal journey to healthy and happy.
It really means a lot.
Somedays it means everything.
I have made some really great friends through my life online. If you know me – in real life – you know that I am very much a wysiwyg kind of person. I like that about me. I strive to keep my wysiwyg self as a blogger too.
My focus here at Tempered with Kindness is to shine a light on the positives in the everyday.
This doesn’t mean I don’t acknowledge or experience the negatives in the everyday.
I do. Of course I do! I am human. Real flesh and bone.
News of the world can overwhelm me to the point of a heart gripping terror in the middle of the night. The things we do to each other as humans seem to have reached a pinnacle of awfulness and yet, I know, as bad as it has become, we are capable of so much worse.
I vow to never make it worse.
A person can only absorb so much.
I am sensitive and I’d like to stay that way.
I make a choice.
In the coming weeks and months I hope to continue creating something special.
Something worthy of your time and energy.
Something positive and happy-making.
Kindness is such a simple concept.
It’s time to make it mainstream.
So, are you with me?
I can’t make any promises, but I can guarantee you this, if you stick with me, you will have made at least one Pollyanna the happiest Pollyanna on the planet.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
You will never know how much it means to me, but if we ever meet out on the real world and I get a chance to give you a big squeezy hug, you might get an indication.
Now, I must go and talk myself into attending my first opportunity for growth, learning, and change of the new year. Tomorrow is Podcamp Halifax and though I have had my ticket since the day – nay, the minute – they were made available, I am feeling terribly, ummm … well … chicken *buk buk* … about actually going.
Time to dig deep and drum up some of those “Peady Powers” to use on myself. I probably should do that more often, too.
Yeesh! So many ways to learn, grow and change.
How is 2015 going, so far, for you?
Have you committed to anything major that is making you feel a bit stressed out? Are you going to do it anyway?
*I swear to Jobs that “year” typo-ed “tear”. Mmm hmm. Oh yeah, I’m perfectly fine with change. Suuuure I am.