Lately, I find myself thinking about “they says.” You know, those statements that we encounter in life that are spoken as truisms. Perhaps meant to be helpful guides like …
Once a cheater always a cheater.
Hmmm. How helpful is that?
The date of my last post – June 24th – hits me right between the eyes with another “they say.” They say that a blogger should never leave their blog unattended for a long period of time without making an official “I am on a blogging hiatus” statement. They say it’s bad business. (They also say “right between the eyes” is a cliché and writers shouldn’t use clichés.)
Well, I say:
What if I didn’t know I was going to take a hiatus?
What if life happened – as it so often does – and I just got caught up in living it and wasn’t in the space to write about it?
What if I just wanted to BE in the experiences? (Some of which were very cool, by the way, and will be shared here.)
What if I’m not a writer and just a gal with a messy room?
BESIDES, who are THEY anyway? And where do THEY get their information? I mean, they must really get around because they have a lot to say. I’m guessing their information to be inspired by past experiences but whose past? Yours? Mine? Anybody we know? (Oops! They say don’t ask too many questions without offering answers.)
Well, I have no answers but I do have a project idea. If you are reading this and presently grappling with a “they say” that doesn’t serve you, dump it here. Debunk it here. And give me a “What if” or a “So what.” OR, if you have a “they say” that is helping you now (there are a few of those around) feel free to share it here and we’ll give you an “Amen” !
Here’s one to get you started:
They say it is better to give than receive.
What if there were no receivers?
Would it still be better?
Or frustratingly better?
Is there a “they say” (or two) floating around in your day-to-day life that you’d like to share or clear out? This is the place to do it … I don’t care what they say!
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