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When I first started off blogging, it started off like this:

There was this lovely 

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This carried on for months, I was my own worst critic of myself and my writing.  For myself this writing lark does not come easy, it takes much deleting before I get it right.  No doubt this is the way for most bloggers and in particular for writers?

You see I hated school, and I was not a good learner, and yes I did achieve a Diploma of Teaching later in life, and I tried University [I was going to be a social worker of all things!]. Though I never really enjoyed studying it was so draining from trying to listen and retain information.

It was all about concentration, and I will share a bit of personal ‘stuff’- I am a person who was diagnosed with ADHD.  I do hate labels as in the sixties it was not a constructive thing.  Much more support [though never enough] is now given to people with special requirements to aid them in achieving what they would like to do.  I remember sitting at my desk, a book opened, and for the life of me, those words would not explain themselves.  I did not read, or I should say never finished reading a book until I was in my teenage years.

As they say, that’s history.  My present day life is excellent, I have learnt skills to be super organised, skills to counteract ADHD, though some would say I am still useless at giving travel directions or following them [we have a GPS now] though amazingly I do not get lost. We have worked hard creating this life we have [always room for improvement!] and yes just like me everyone deals with what they are given.   Hopefully, I will always try to improve on our life.

This recognition as a blogger isn’t just about me, it’s about:

  • My wonderful husband [the Squire] the proofreader [he’s the tortoise, and I am the hare, we balance out each other].  We still need to keep improving our proofreading skills, it’s a work in progress! Though I hated to hear those words “You need to work on this more!”, he was always right!
  • Family and friends who have encouraged me by making an effort to read and comment. [You are the best]
  • Other bloggers who when I first started out, inspired me to keep improving myself, and still do, they are in no particular order:

https://thewanderingdarlings.com/  I was speechless [doesn’t happen too often] when Melanie invited me to be a guest blogger on her page.  It was a privilege. Thank you.

https://debs-world.com/

http://www.roamingabout.com/

https://imageearthtravel.com/  Thank you, Nilla for nominating me for the Versatile Award months ago.

https://www.awalkandalark.com/

http://blog.davies.net.nz/

https://retirementallychallenged.com/

As the months have gone by I, have been learning more and more from other bloggers who are just as important in my learning as the above mentioned.

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