Ever since retiring, I have made a point to avoid rules and structure because I really hate both. As far as rules go, I followed them when I had to but pushed the limits when it came to those silly top-down directives of the corporate world. Working in a old corporation for nine years is enough to cramp the style of any person with even an ounce of creativity. And although I loved being a graphic designer, it was very difficult when under the thumbs of those upstairs who couldn’t think outside the box. Thankfully I worked with great people who constantly had my back, or I would have been fired before my second year.
So why am I yattering on about this now because I have also probably done so in the past… Well, The Hot Goddess nominated me for The Dazzling Blogger Award. Dazzling and bitchy are not two words that I thought I would ever see used together as a description of me. Now The Hot Goddess is a beautiful and intelligent women on a unique journey who writes a wonderfully honest and often very amusing blog, sometimes complete with entertaining blog-related pie charts. So I really wanted to thank her for thinking of me as nicely as possible while declining to play in the sandbox. She did say we were allowed to opt out. You can check out her blog at http://thehotgoddess.com.
So why don’t I want to play: This blogging world is full of challenges and awards that always appear to me like blogging statistic pyramid schemes. They make me think twice before diving in. I only participate if I think something will be fun and not feel like work. This one feels like work. AND there are actual rules. As mentioned above, I don’t always get along with rules so this is strike two. There are also seven questions to answer, interview style, something that makes me feel like I am stuck in the HR department of that old corporation I discussed above. Strike three. Then I have to make up seven questions of my own. I am not that deep so this comes across as not being very enjoyable and requiring too much thought. Way past strike three. And finally, I have to nominate seven other people for this award. But I am a bitch with few friends and actually only follow about seven blogs and some of them are already on the Goddess’ list, so this is impossible and way, way, way past strike three.
So thanks again Hot Goddess, for thinking of me and for providing me with this blogging fodder. I do enjoy your blogs, but I am choosing to play in my garden or kayak the lake rather than enter this sandbox. I know you will understand. I will say, as a half answer to question 3, that sleep has always been my priority over sex. And someday I may write a blog sharing why.
Thanks you for reading.
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