As you all know by now, I have finally begun walking the bridge. As I continue to cross this bridge I am discovering and coming to terms with things about myself that I never noticed. A new discovery has brought me here today to talk about (not) receiving support.
Support is such a big deal. We all want to receive support from others and especially feel supported. We expect our friends and family to support everything that we do. With technology being a huge part of the world today, support does not always mean money. A simple repost, like and/or comment on social media platforms is just as good. Therefore, we tend to assume that people should not have a problem supporting us. When we do not see or feel the support we tend to have issues with people or pull away from them. Mainly those close to us who we believe should definitely be showing support.
Though we don’t stop to think of reasons why these people choose not to support us. Maybe it’s time to step outside of the situation and look at it from a different view.
This morning it hit me. My track record shows an F in consistency. For the sake of keeping this post concise and on topic I will only refer to my blogging. I cannot remember the exact date that I started my very first blog or the second one or the third one or…do you see where I’m going with this? Although I do wholeheartedly believe that you should connect to your work, continuously restarting my blog because I no longer felt connected to the name/domain or the direction it was headed is most likely the main reason for my “lack of support.”
While yes I was consistent in blogging, the location of my blog was not consistent. I never thought of it before but how would you feel if you drove to a restaurant that you like and arrived at an empty building with no sign about relocation information or anything? Now what about if you referred someone to this restaurant and they drove all the way there? You eventually find their new location and decide to refer someone else to check them out and they arrive at the same thing? You will eventually stop referring people to this restaurant.
I am saying all of this to say that sometimes we have to not be so quick to get upset and instead look at ourselves first.
Here’s to saving you some energy.