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Do or Die- what more can I want ?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do or Die.”

You have three hundred words to justify the existence of your favorite person, place, or thing. Failure to convince will result in it vanishing without a trace. Go!

My favourite person in this world would be my husband. As would have been evident from many of my previous posts, he is one of my worst critiques. What he says or thinks about me matters the most to me- much less what anyone else does! He has been my better half for 21 years of my life and I have lived with him longer than I have with my parents. He is my friend and also my foe at times. Many days we yell and argue with each other – sometimes our fights feel never-ending but by some strange coincidence, after a few hours or a couple of days’ everything is miraculously back to normal. There have been times when I have almost given up on myself and my spouse but through all the troubles and tribulations we have been through, we have been able to connect on a higher plane- perhaps this is what is called soul mate. I guess my husband is my soul- mate. I have never had a better human friend than him- I can share anything with him – though his responses may be unpredictable at times and chaotic too, through a haze there seems to be a thread of sanity joining us. He can understand what I feel by looking at my face. I think of him almost continually throughout the day. We work at separate places but my thoughts are with him through the day, unless something really pressing comes up. If there was one person with whom I would love to renew my marital vows, it would be him- for he has stood by me through thick and thin. My trust in him grows day by day and I know he will be there for me as long as I live. What more can I want !

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Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself to the World

Hi Everyone !. I am Susie here. I started blogging in August 2014 and my blog is available at susieshy45.wordpress.com

To be honest, I was trying to avoid blogging because I am basically a shy person and do not want people to probe into my personal life. But in August, while I was debating on  making a change in career and trying to take up writing, I had to start a blog in order that potential employers might see my writing. So against my better judgement, I started blogging.

In the beginning, I was shy but soon I started speeding up and posting 2-3 times a day. There was so much to write about. It was interesting and I made so many friends online, some of whom I correspond with almost daily today. After a month or two, the momentum of my writing slowed down and I had fewer visitors to my site.

I didn’t know what to write about. Sometimes I sat with an open page and no words would come. What a change from the person who could write so easily. I was lost for inspiration. I tried and tried but could not write. So if you look at my blog calendar, you will see a time when i almost never posted.

Then in 2015, I got back to writing. I went back to the Daily post prompts and tried to write something on the topics provided. I can write with ease now.

The one thing that affects my writing is fear -I am afraid of whether people will identify me through my writing and find out about the person who hides behind the words I put on my blog site. I am afraid of hurting people.

The one thing I would like to do in 2015, is to write everyday and enjoy my writing. I hope also to sometime reveal myself through my writing and become the real me. Till such time, I need to hide behind my facade.