New Year, New Dawn

I told my parents I had set up a blog and they had a read of it. Dad thought it might be fun, but he said that what I have written so far is a bit on the negative side. I didn’t realize until I looked back that I have been having a bit of a grumble.

Honestly, I don’t think of myself as a negative person, but I did find the past couple of weeks dismal. Well, new year, we are all supposed to turn a page and start afresh. So, I’m going to give that a try. I might have something to say about what’s going on in the world every now and then. I just don’t my writing to be content that people dread to read.

Now that my Dad has pointed out that I was sounding a bit miserable, the plan is to try to look ahead with a better outlook. I’m still in a job. I have a nice place – I rent. I’m not in debt. They are three bonuses not to be taken for granted. Some of my mates were made redundant last year or are having money trouble. So, building on the positives in my life – I am going to look ahead and try to look on the bright side more.

Scrap Day One – I’ll try again on Day Two!

New year, new dawn, new day, new life!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Lady A says:

    Sometimes we get into a negative rut without realizing it. It is lovely to have a close family member or a friend who can give us a little nudge. But having a grumble every now and then is not wrong. Life has it’s joys and challenges – it is foolish to pretend otherwise.

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      I think them cancelling Christmas gave me a huge bone to chew on.

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  2. CARAMEL says:

    I try to keep my blog positive on the whole – but sometimes I need to write about something weighing me down. I think like Annette said, it is good to be balanced. Mentioning our challenges is realistic. But try not to let them dominate.
    Your parents sound sweet. 🙂

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Yeah they are. Sorry I didn’t get chance to see them last week.

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      1. CARAMEL says:

        I feel the same way – I was disappointed I did could not be with them. But looking forward to next time I can! Stay close on the phone 🙂

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  3. I have linked it for you Hugh.
    Have a try at creating an Interlinkz login yourself. Let us know if you are having difficulties or please feel free to ask the host Marie. I am sure she will help you.

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  4. I love the positive note you end with, and I think what I love even more is that your parents read your blog. Sometimes we do need to let the negative out, just to remind us of all the things we have and should be grateful for.
    Thank you for joining in with Wicked Wednesday, and I hope you link up lots more in the rest of the year 🙂
    ~ Marie

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Cheers Marie – I have been chatting with my parents everyday – sometimes just a few minutes – but I have made sure I kept in touch and knew if they needed anything. They have both had their vaccines now which is great.
      I don’t even know where the negative comes from sometimes. I think self-isolation and the miserable media have chipped away at me – normally I am always laughing and joking around with my mates.
      I would feel better if I had something more upbeat to write about and I want to make an effort to do that. I don’t think it’s healthy to wallow in misery. I just need to think of what there is to be grateful for – nature for one. Nature is a healer. Good people give me hope.

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  5. You appear to be very level headed amongst the chaos of 2020 and all that entailed.

    My unsolicited advice, never let anyone dictate how you Express yourself in your writing. If blogging is your only journal/primal scream opportunity then “turn it up to 11”.

    I’ve self silenced for years, that way is not healthy.

    Say whatever you want – it’s your space!

    Best wishes
    Swirly 🧚🏻‍♀️

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      To be honest mate, I don’t ever remember being so negative before 2020. But I have watched ten times more news this past year than ever before and I think it’s partly from watching the news that all the positivity has been sucked out of me.

      I will say what I want to say, but the main thing I feel now is that I want a reason to be upbeat and positive. I think seeing the good in people, the sacrifices they have made, the amazing NHS superheroes and others who have kept going when it’s been unbelievably tough helps me overlook the idiocy in governments and the knobheads who are ignoring all the rules and making his misery go on for longer.

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      1. You’re allowed to Express any negativity. As others have said, ensure it’s balanced, what you learned, what could be different next time etc?

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  6. May More says:

    I think that at times it is important to be able to rant in your own space and your blog is your space – but maybe find a happy medium 😉
    Nice to meet your blog btw
    May 😉

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Yeah, I just wrote a post actually about that. I was intending for this blog to be more about work when I started, but it’s becoming more of a journal than anything, It is good to have somewhere to get things off your chest. I just need to put some effort into not seeing the negative side of everything. Too much cynic in me sometimes.

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  7. Posy Churchgate says:

    I like that you’re getting family and friends supporting your blogging, but the boost you get when strangers comment is quite wild. I really enjoyed this post and I totally agree that those 3 things you listed as positives are real feathers in your cap – admirable and a great start in life. I look forward to more posts from you HG.

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Thanks mate!
      There seems to be some nice people out there blogging.

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