A Love Affair Changed My Life

Oh, COOL!  I love the updated My Blogs page with the WordPress New icon button. Did you see how a push on the Inspire icon leads to a…voila, a question just like this one:

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

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Are you kidding me?? You know the ONE experience that turned my life upside down and inside out as– blogging! Yah, it rocks your world too, huh?

For me, everything before WordPress was like the famous nursery rhyme so common long ago–hehehehe. (Hey, is this nursery rhyme still sung to young kids today?)

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a (dreary) dream. 

I guess having a dreary dreamy routine type of life is okay, to a certain point; however, at some crazy moment, you need to hop off the dream boat and wake up to something more, and I mean more than the…drag out of bed, go to work, come home, crash, and get up and do it all again…and again…and again…and…

STOP the dreary!

Anyway, for me, I think blogging can foster the brain into a deeper thought process. It definitely helps to exercise the creative side of ourselves and for some, a fun way to add self-help therapy into their lives. Blogging dropped the whole world in front of me as I sent out post after post after post. Online friendships soon began and now, my journey down the stream turned from dreary to simply, dreamy!

nature's water source

The (dreary) dream life sunk to the bottom of the stream and instead, a renewed love life floated back up…oh, I still have to drag myself out to make a living, but my brain feels very much in the beginning stages of a passionate love affair.

Is your day filled with thoughts about your blog and does it run a bit like mine…”What can I share with my readers today?” “What photos should I use…is my grammar/spelling correct?”  “How do I add this…when should I post…what tags to use”…and on, and on…!

One thing I do know, if this love affair should fade in time, I experienced a dream life…even if for a moment.

Now, that is something to smile about, eh?

Wait, before you go…

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Curtain Call: Featured Blog:

Confession time. Sometimes I am plain lazy. Take for instance when I visit a new blog, instead of leaving a comment, I simply read the post, press the Like icon and dash out quickly!

*my head hangs in shame*

Thankfully, some time ago, I decided to stop my lazy, despicable behavior and leave comments starting with the blog:  Pencil Pilot.  I thought nothing of it until Emma, from Pencil Pilot, returned to thank me for making her day better after reading my comment. Can you believe it? It was a memorable moment in my blog life.

Like most of us, Emma’s life runs with some smooth to turbulent moments and she finds writing “lesson the stress and sting” when confronted with these life upheavals.

By writing and creatively posting, however, is half of the process of releasing stress. The other half comes when readers decide to share some “love” and leave a comment behind. Pure bliss, my friends!

Basically, what I am telling you is, do not follow in my lazy footsteps and please, take a few minutes to add a bit of chit-chat in a blogger’s comment box…you never know who will find your thoughts exactly what they needed to get through their day.

Emma, recently decided to post more often, YAY,  and deals with fear here: 1984 Daily Prompt.

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My Love Affair Lesson:

Some love affairs imprint deeply into a person’s soul and even if circumstances draws the heart away in a season or two, the experiences gained will live on forever like a perfect life dream.

As Kozo from Everyday Gurus would say:




35 thoughts on “A Love Affair Changed My Life

  1. lilypetal91 says:

    This is great totally agree. For me I started blogging halfway through hideous Chemistry exams in a degree I wasn’t happy in. Now I’m taking time off before starting my degree in English and Computer Programming in September. I made the decision to take that huge leap but I honestly don’t think I would have got there without blogging and falling in love with what makes me happy all over again. Great blog, it’s lovely to stumble on you


    • Sunshine says:

      wooo…sounds like someone is going to be real busy in 2013! a double major–WOW!! you will have to post about all your school adventures, that is, if you find some time away from your school lessons and assignments. haha!
      thank, Lily…i appreciate your visit.
      all the best in 2013! 🙂


  2. angelswhisper2011 says:

    Exactly how I feel, Sunshine. Since I’m blogging, all other things have to wait, they’re on the second place. I think blogging is sometimes like a diary, but with the interaction of other bloggers and their opinions, replies or Like’s, you go through whole phases of learning processes, at least that’s how I’m experience blogging.
    I love the way you described it. I really thought there was a man in your life 🙂


  3. Colline says:

    I LOVE blogging too – and often wish that I had found it sooner. I enjoy the connections I have made. And also the ability to give voice to the thoughts I decide to share that day. I cannot foresee giving it up in the future. 🙂


    • Sunshine says:

      The connection flow and having dialogue with so many people from all over the world really satisfies the need to communicate creatively. I agree with all of your thoughts, Colline!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
      Happy New Year. ❤


  4. pencil pilot says:

    Love your description. Blogging (and reading others’ blogs) does banish dreary! This year I’ve stopped treating blog writing like some unnecessary, hidden-cookies-in-the-cabinet guilty pleasure; I’m excited to see where my reawakened brain can take me.Thank you so much, Sunshine, for your kind words and all the encouragement.


    • Sunshine says:

      …and i am happy you decided to pick up the pencil to write again. let’s get the party started!! haha 🙂
      (i got a giggle of your past vision of blog writing…guilty pleasure–hidden cookies!! oh, too funny.


  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Blogging is so many things, and actually something different for many. From the writing standpoint, I the thought process in the writing is something that intrigues me … then again, from a reader’s perspective, blogs is like a huge buffet for learning and enjoyment.


  6. Kozo says:

    Sunshine, you hit the nail right on the noggin. Blogging has opened a whole new world that makes life before blogging seem incomplete. I also agree that blogging has become the best self-help therapy out there. Although it’s not really self-help because I get wonderful advice, support, and LOVE from bloggers like you.
    Thank you for articulating something that I have been feeling, but was unsure if it really existed.
    {{{Hugs}}} Kozo


  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin says:

    You have expressed mine and probably many more’s feelings…as to what blogging has given me…a purpose… friends…
    the photos I now take…the thoughts “will that make a good blog”…
    and so much more…Thanks…”SUNSHINE”…because you are a ray …every day!


  8. Cafe says:

    I agree with you about leaving comments. In fact, that’s how I felt when I saw your comment on my last post with your sunshine picture beside it. I felt very happy to see you around! Thanks for making that extra effort 😀

    And beautiful words on blogging, I know it has done the same for me and many others! Happy blogging, Sunshine 🙂


    • Sunshine says:

      going to keep a conscious effort this year to blog with compassion and manage my blog affairs better, hopefully with my lazy self locked in the attic. 🙂

      have a shot for me…haha!
      cheers! and happy new year, Cafe ❤


  9. 1EarthUnited says:

    Sunshine, I’m so happy you’ve found your passion. Having a love affair with blogging seems to be the norm these days. Where else can you find the richness and diversity of life all over the world? Pure passion and bliss goes to the courageous who seize the moment. 😀


  10. Sofia Siberia says:

    Yaay excellent, wonderful, cute post!! :))
    I was much hoping for a love story though, but this one was even better!

    I shared so many of my own thoughts with you in on this one, you are so right about the whole blogging experience! 🙂

    Finding that someone loved your post an cared enough to take a few minutes and write a comment always seriously makes my day!

    It is beyond doubt encouraging and motivation boosting for anyone who shares her/his precious ideas with the world and finds that the world reacted back and dropped a Like and a few encouraging words! 🙂


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