If I fail to say it, it will surely be unheard. So, I am the newest among a million billion bloggers with hope of a voice. I titled my blog astute because I am a stute, a nickname that stuck from high school. It’s short for a long title that I will probably refuse to fully disclose, as if anyone’s interested anyway. Once in a long spell, I write something unknowingly astute as well. I like to write and others have encouraged me with praise. A few of my works have been published and I have even liked a few of them. I am my own worst critic in every aspect of my life.
One goal I have set for myself on this platform is to avoid all words negative. I am talking about words like no, not, can’t and all the derivatives. Just try deleting those words from your vocabulary for a day. It was a challenge to write the first paragraph. So the way I figure, if anyone is ever going to read my words, there must be some redeeming reason to come back and check it out again. I am clueless what I’ll write about or where this will lead, but I intend to make it fun for me and maybe a couple of you. Talked to an old friend this week and he said I should write a book, a best seller, and it could be Oprah’s next “book of the month”. Oops, a little late with that brilliant idea. His intentions were good and compliments like his will always be welcome. I openly solicit constructive criticism as well.
So, my mission here is to uplift, entertain, educate and have some fun. Sometimes, the cherries are missing from the bowl of life. Certainly, I will speak of life’s challenges and disappointments. And if anyone reads my future posts, you will bust me on my use of negative words. But, I will do my best to be me and try to focus on the positive side of things even if they are hard lessons to be learned. I have been around the block a couple times and believe my experiences might help someone else avoid the craters I fell in along the way. Or maybe someone else will chuckle at a similar situation that happened to them. Mostly, I’ll try to humor my readers (maybe that should be singular) and be the human smile virus I was put on Earth to be. Keep your lip corners up and come back to see what happens next. I am just as curious as you as to what I’ll actually write about.