Quote of the Day

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.

Brendan Behan

Quote of the Day

There are those who seem to feel they have no choice about being jerks in the present because they had a crappy childhood. Well, that’s the definition of childhood; nobody gets out alive. You either get stronger from what you experience, or you turn it into a crutch, an excuse, a dodge.
 
J. Michael Straczynski

To write or not to write?

Write of course.

Hello 2016.

My name is Troy. I’m 37, live in Illinois with my mother and 2 cats. I am working on my Masters Degree in Eng/Lang Lit from SNHU. I have 2 older brothers, 1 younger sister, 3 nephews, and 2 nieces. And I am a struggling self-employed writer. Not book writer, but business writer; web-pages, direct sales letters, white papers, enewsletters and blogs.

My hobbies include gardening, golfing, reading, walking/running, being outdoors, and having a good time with my family and friends. Blah, blah, blah.

I am a utilitarian moderate. I have spirituality. I claim no faith but my own, and I persecute no one for their beliefs. But I will call hypocrisy on ALL religions. Blah, blah, blah.

I am single, gay, and like everyone else am looking for someone to share my life with. Blah, blah, blah.

I have 2 DUI’s so I cannot drive, which makes it hard for me to get around and actually improve my lifestyle; like finding a part time job, because the nearest towns are 5 miles away, and  I have applied at every place hiring. All to no avail. Either I didn’t have enough experience or I was overqualified.

In the last few months, I have taken many steps to start improving my situation. I have accountability partners now helping me to push myself to do the things that need to be done. Speaking with these individuals have sparked many ideas to help me improve on many aspects of my life, not just professionally.

It’s time to stop allow the fear to keep me from committing completely and being concerned about what people think about the decisions I’m making. I thought this philosophy would have held strong after I was diagnosed with cancer, but fear is strong.

I am stronger.

I will conquer the fear keeping me from achieving the things I hold dear.

I know this post doesn’t seem appropriate for the title, but I am taking my business in a new direction, this is the first step. I am now answering honestly.

Happy writing everyone.