Let’s Focus on the Positive

Hello wonderful readers who for some reason stick with me through anything,

I must say, without you this blog site would have been lost a long time ago.

What I wanted to talk about is this: Somehow my blog has turned into a platform of complaints and that is something I do not like. I wanted this space to be full of wonder, imagination and inspiration. Instead it seems to have taken a turn for the too personal. Some may argue that this is my site and I can post what I want to on it, which I agree and the recent content is not how I want readers to see me. I have been fighting a lot of demons lately and I seem to have been lost in that.

This week I decided to take a break from life. It is not something that I have been able to achieve before, but determination is resulting in victory this time around. My head has been too busy worrying about everything and nothing, so I have pushed those thoughts aside until I can find some form of inner calm. If those problems are that important, they will still be there next week and I can solve them with a more logical mind then.

This week is all about guilt free life enjoyment in whatever form it presents itself. I want that to reflect in the coming blog posts and I want to show to myself and to those of you reading this that things are changing for the better.

No more ups and downs, I simply can not handle this routine any more. I know people have off days, but the amount I have is simply ridiculous and I am finally putting my foot down. Life is for living and you only get to do it once, if my anxiety and depressive side do not like that then tough. I have let them take the lead for far too long and now I am taking it back.

We are at the end of the year. Year one of Sarainlalaland. My experience here has been like no other and although the content got a bit crazy, I still am exponentially grateful to have this platform and all of the truly awesome people who have stuck by me and accepted me for who I am. Offering understanding and never judging me.

I like to think I am a storyteller and my imagination has a lot to offer, so as we come into a new year, I think it is a perfect time to steer this site into a new, more positive light. The only thing stopping me is myself and I am wearing my stubborn hat and I am not going down without a fight.

From now on my attempt is to focus on posting new poetry as and when inspiration hits and also, finally, I want to start sharing some of my creative writing and ideas here. For those of you who enjoy the more personal content: I doubt that will be gone forever, it just needs to be gone for now.

I am sure my very first post on here I wrote about New Year, New Me. I am going to go now and read that and see what changes I managed to make this time around and see what I can do better in the future.

As always, thank you for sticking with me and I hope that you are in a good place yourself as you are reading this. There is always time for change, we just have to really want it. Even if we do not yet know how to make that change, it does not mean we can not make it happen. Just keep it in mind and you will find your way.

Until next time, festive hugs from me to you.

-Sara

Art: Jim Warren

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51 Comments

      1. Stay well. I am still getting back into the gaming industry and hope to read more of your work and views on it. Will most likely see the new Star Wars film very soon

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  1. I think the way things turned out is awesome. Year 1 of SaraInLalaLand to me is a journey of a beginning of something consistent and finding your footing. Now you get to tell the story of how you overcame odds you never thought you could, based on the things you’ve written about.

    Everything for a reason, all things in its place. I look forward to reading about all you have discovered and how you choose to fight.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your heart with us! It is so challenging when we go through tough times. Yes, trying to stay positive is important, but sometimes we get overwhelmed with the “demons” that seek to bring us down. I can see you have a good support system by these comments. I pray those people, plus the fighter in you, will bring about a great future for you and this blog!

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  3. I’ve read a few paragraphs on less focus on the positive and you’ve mentioned about your experiences and that’s the title on my website ( my experiences ) and I’ve learned through my experiences no matter how much I focus on the positive the negative always tries to creep in , even in prayer !!! But hold on be not in this despair , keep the faith and stay focused and the craziness will disappear , and that is when our gift comes into play , because we write it down and create POETRY our way. !!!

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  4. I commend the decision to ‘focus on the positive.’ There are two reasons I say that. One, you realize the need to change, and two, you still have the controls of your life in your hand. You haven’t lost it (completely) and there is still a modicum of belief in yourself. With that insight, you can pick up your captain’s cap, square your shoulders, look those demons cheekily in the face and steer your ship or plane, your life, in the direction of your choosing. Congratulations. Nobody and nothing will stand in your way. They will all cower and seek another victim because this one has found its silver thread.
    Thank you also for appreciating my poetry and writing on nothingcluelesslost.com
    The name of my blog alone should give you some inkling what my life has been about.

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  5. In the past I have found, though not always, that expressing the negative has been a way of putting it behind me …. exposing it to the light as one might a vampire, so to speak. I always feel a bit guilty about being positive, strangely.
    You are a poet. Embrace that. But don’t always rely on it as a source of happiness for sometimes it may be the opposite. Don’t try too hard to control it.

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