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Apr 14

M is for Me! Me! Me!

Well, not me-you. But the you that sees you as a me…which is still you but only a you not pointed out by me. It’s a me (not me-me, you-me) pointed out by you, which ultimately…oh you know what I mean!!

It’s you! You, you, you…all about you!

Time to be selfish, bitches!

A lot of writers are called selfish, locking themselves away in rooms and ignoring chores and responsibilities. The dishes pile up, bills go unpaid, children start to turn feral – the usual stuff. So you stop writing for a while, you spend all day doing the stuff other people want you to do. Yes, the kids need cleaning and the dishes need doing but you also NEED time to write. You can’t let people tell you it’s a waste of time, or there are more important things to do. You and I both know this is the most important thing in your life so what the hell is wrong taking a bit of time for yourself?

Sod it; take a LOT of time for yourself!

It’s not selfish to chase your dreams, not self-indulgent to have goals or aspirations…it’s selfish for people to box you into the same 9-5 day job ‘what’s the point’ lifestyle that everyone else follows. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting something so much that you are willing to ‘sacrifice’ other parts of your life. Take time for yourself, ignore things you want to ignore, tell your family to fend for themselves once in a while…lock the office door and seep into your own world.

Stop thinking about others and think about yourself once in a while.

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  1. Baggy

    “Sod it; take a LOT of time for yourself!”

    Too true. But if we all did it, at the same time, wouldn’t we all become hermits?

    1. Steven Chapman

      Sounds good to me! At least I’d get some writing done…plus I already am a hermit 😛

  2. Sam Perkins

    I have been reading a book based on interactions with the Dalai Lama. And the Dalai Lama says that making yourself happy, however that happens is the least selfish thing. Because when you are happy, you are a nicer person to others, more willing to help others, fulfilled, and generally a better person for it. So, I point this out to people. My happiness is important for them!

  3. Tracy Brown

    Yeah! M is for the Me Mantra!

    😀

  4. jesstopper

    Think I’m going to tack this one up on my writing wall.
    Just me, myself and I!

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