Off to “University”

I just signed up for Blogging University and I must admit the name, for me, is a bit off-putting. Due to my laziness and over all loathing of school in general, signing up for something with even the name “University” went against my current nature.

I signed up because I know there is a lot about WordPress I should learn. I jumped into blogging with both feet not knowing what to expect and now I would like to see what I can do to clean it up and smooth out the rough spots. But, the only way I could make it OK to sign up for this “University” was to remind myself I didn’t have to do all the lessons and I could end it at anytime. Not so much a Jedi mind trick as a psychological safety net. Much like my issues with New Year’s Resolutions, I know that if for any reason my depression gets in the way and I don’t fully commit to this endeavor I could set myself up for self chastising and ridicule.

The fun thing about my depression is that I can turn even the most benign situation into something ridiculously stress inducing. This is no way to live. Nothing will ever be achieved or accomplished if I constantly live in fear of failing. All the great motivational quotes tell us that in order to grow failure is inevitable. So, I try to create mental safety nets that allow me to move forward, no matter how slowly.

I’ve done it, I’m registered. Anyone else want to join me?

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10 comments

  1. throughthetunnel42 · December 29, 2014

    This looks a very interesting blog, with plenty of wry and amusing observations. I try to look at the funny side of living with mental health issues, I look forward to following your blog with much interest.

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    • jinx0923 · December 29, 2014

      Thank you. I also search for the humor and lighter side to mental health issues. Though not always easy I appreciate it where I can find it. 🙂

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      • throughthetunnel42 · December 29, 2014

        I try my best 🙂

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  2. amommasview · December 29, 2014

    It will be good!

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  3. Bor Bor Igmus · December 31, 2014

    Congratulations for taking the plunge! I’ve seen blogging U come up several times and each time I think about registering but then don’t. I worry that I’ll get caught up in it, trying to do it ‘right’, and not get my real work done but spend way too much time focusing on blogging instead. (Which is really just a fun hobby for me, after all.) But now you have me reconsidering it–again.

    And as far as New Year’s resolutions go, I don’t know anyone who has had success with them, so you are definitely in the majority. They just seem to set people up for failure and to feel bad about themselves. Why do people do that to themselves? It makes no sense to me. It’s like stepping on the scale when you know the news is going to be bad. I have to take little steps–daily goals and weekly goals–I can do those, but big, grandiose, sweeping resolutions always backfire.

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    • Bor Bor Igmus · December 31, 2014

      OK–your daring has convinced me to give it a try. We’ll see how it goes …

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    • jinx0923 · December 31, 2014

      Agreed. You would think with so many let down and depressed people come February people would stop making grand resolutions and set realistic goals throughout the year. Eh human nature, it is a crazy thing 😉

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