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My Focus On HubPages

Updated on February 20, 2013

My focus here on HubPages has been on publishing my creative writing. Ideally, I would only post finished works and complete ideas. But I have been so hard on myself as a writer, I don't have a lot that I consider complete.

Today has been a great day and I've made some interesting revelations. I'd just like to share some of that here. I guess you could say, I am widening my focus.

That kind of day!

Today started rough. And frankly, a lot of it was a serious pain in the keister! But today was a really good day.

I had little sleep (because I was working hard at working hard). Less than 5 hours. Despite this, I woke up around 1 pm. Of course this pushed my mood toward the dark side. I refused to give in.

This was when a friend showed up unexpectedly. Which was pure awesome!

Then I put food together for kids, and rushed to get ready for a shopping trip. In the rush, I was trying to get some audio together so I could listen to something educational instead of radio music. Despite gathering the tools, it turned out the MP3 player was dead and the car charger was MIA. So that was 30 minutes unfulfilled.

I get in the car, and start to drive, switching the radio to NPR. They were playing talk-shows with interesting information, instead of soft jazz. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

After making dinner and starting the bedtime routine, I came into the office to immerse myself in a little work. Checking my facebook, I see a message from one of my closest friends.

He told me about a very eye opening realization he had. This enlightened moment is simple.

Yet it's effect is profound. In this one simple change he had gone from a position of fear, to a position of self-assured, strength. It gave me an AH-HA! Moment that washed over me.

I have been terrified of putting myself out in public. Just this morning, I wrote a blog entry that touched on this subject. Reading what he wrote, made something click. I remembered that I am a story teller. I love to talk to others and to share what I have learned, or what I have made up, or even just what brought me joy. I love to do it.

Sharing the things that make us tick is something that has been a part of who I am all my life. Ask anyone who really knows me and they can tell you that. It's why I talked so much as a kid. It's why I have worked customer service so much. It's why I like social media. It's why I am a writer.

Thank you, my friend. I will remember this lesson and strive to nurture the story teller I really am.


With today being such a challenging day, I've also had a lot of reminders. Just because my day was a challenge, and even bad, doesn't mean I have to have a bad mood. My outlook makes a big difference on how I experience even the bad.

I've had a lot of challenges lately. Actually, for the last several years, I've had a lot of challenges. I've had enough challenge in my life I forgot some of the lessons already learned.

Today was a great day to remember that I make my life what it is. And now, I remember to keep better focus on being me. On being the best me I can be.


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    • coleikerd profile imageAUTHOR

      Cole Ikerd 

      6 years ago

      Thank you!

      I am definitely pushing in that direction. I've been posting more here and on my other blog. I've also had some trouble with health and being able to concentrate, or even think, but the days I can focus, I'm getting better at letting go and just putting it out there.

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      Chris Mills 

      6 years ago from Lowell, MA through the end of May, 2019.

      Cole, those are the best days, the days when we take a long stride forward and maybe only a very short stride back. We make progress. Share your stories. I write quite a bit of fiction, and I look back sometimes and see that it wasn't in prime condition. But it was still a good story, people enjoyed it, and I could later go back and touch it up. I've written series that a few people were really into, so I was posting daily. There is no way those were ready for prime time, but we had a great time with them. Let us see more of your work. We will appreciate it I'm sure.


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