I joined the Squidoo community in September of 2008. Yesterday I deleted all but 9 of my pages there, and turned in my Giant Squid 100 status and my Squid Angel Wings. I know that this was the right thing for me to do, given my personal situation, and I know that there are some who will not understand. It really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things ... and that's my lesson in all this.
Put your hand in a bucket of water then pull it out and see how fast that displacement fills back up. That's about how much my page will be missed on Squidoo. I don't care, though, and that's the good part. I am getting out of the digital sharecropping arena and into a real business.
Plus I am having a lot of fun making little music videos for my kids' and my sister.
Here's the latest:
Going through this rough patch with body has been an enlightening experience, and I think I'll come out of this with a better understanding and I hope a deeper compassion for those with disabilities that are unseen. You wouldn't know to look at me how hard it is to function with this level of pain. I've got another medical appointment on Monday, and I will be seeing a real doctor this time so I am hoping he or she will know what to do for me. I'm living on OTC medications, and still find it difficult to get anything done.
I've been sticking to the keyboard and guitar because I can't lift the accordion right now. I am not entirely sure I will ever be able to play it again, but I hope so.
This next video is one I made a few weeks ago (you can hear I'm still suffering from the Cold From Hell as I recorded it) ... it's a song we sang when I was in high school taking guitar class in my junior year from John Starets, may he rest in peace. We sang it with a calypso rhythm, but I learned recently that the original song was a lot different ... I think this is a John Starets arrangement. I don't like the original song, but I do like this version. Hope you enjoy it.