Thursday, April 14, 2011

L is for Love Yourself A Little

Hi!  Marjorie from Upwards Over the Mountain here, back from a much needed break.

I know I kind of just vanished for a minute there without explanation.  Trust me, I had a lot of things going on, not the least of which was that I was very sick.  When your body gives out the way mine did, that's a sign you need to scale back from life and re-evaluate where you're spending your energy.  I'm in the home stretch of my time abroad.  I have eight weeks before I get on a plane and leave this lush island behind.  Sometimes when we get close to the end of a journey we can doubt ourselves.  This past week I was suddenly unsure about so many things.  Do I really want to be a "big time" blogger with a horde of followers?  How is being a writer going to factor into a career?  What classes do I want to take next semester?  What path should I take after I graduate?

I don't have a concrete answer to any of these questions.  I've scratched my carefully thought through battle plans for the next few weeks.  I'm just going to focus on doing what I love for the rest of the time here.  And I love blogging.

No matter what phase of life you are in, I encourage you to love yourself a little.  You might be surprised at the results.

Here's an acapella cover of one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands, Counting Crows.

Happy Thursday!


  1. Those are the words that I needed to hear right now. Thank you! Happy to meet you through the challenge :)

  2. My L post also encourages people to let love in, with an emphasis on applying the love to every work in progress the writer comes up with. Of course, no writer can truly write passionately if they aren't loving themselves at least a little!

    Great post, and it's a pleasure meeting you from the A-Z Challenge.

  3. Don't get too bogged down in What If's. Sometimes just running into something is the best thing because you leave your inhibitions behind. That said, good luck on scoring classes if they're impacted at all like mine.

  4. At a young age, it's hard to know what to do for the rest of your life. I even got a degree I don't use.


  5. no matter how much we plan life usually throws something unexpected our way. :) enjoy the here and now.

  6. Marjorie, here's to making it this far, congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  7. Glad you are feeling better and look forward to hearing from you once you get back from Taiwan.