Don’t Hate the Negative Nancy in your Life!

It’s a nice rainy day here in the Seattle area. We have the September rainstorms rolling through again so we are back to our normal doom and gloom weather. Yet another reason for you NOT to move to the Puget Sound area. It is a disaster here. Stay away.

Speaking of disasters, I’m enjoying the various posts across social media about how to get rid of the negative people in your life. How negative people are “bad” for you and your dreams. It’s not negative people you should be getting rid of, it is toxic people. Poor negative people are getting blamed for a host of problems and it isn’t their fault.

Let’s chat a bit about negative people. We all have that friend or family member who is a negative person. If you are lucky, you have more than one in your life! Negative people like to remind you that the world is falling apart and that we are all going to die soon. If we didn’t have all those negative people with their negative thoughts, we would never be moved to improve ourselves or our situations. Be happy that we have negative people. They help us to make us feel better about ourselves. You can say “At least I’m not that Negative Nancy. Her life sucks.”

Use those negative people to make your life better. Enjoy their misery. Let it motivate you to do better, improve your life and society.

Just remember to thank them for their negatively. They desire at least that from you!

I am thankful for those negative people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.”

Threats of Poetry….

Being married to me is probably a curse for my wife. The other day, I mentioned that I would start writing poetry for her. Considering I have no background in poetry, I don’t read poetry, and I probably couldn’t tell you what good or bad poetry is, this statement probably scared her to death.

Her answer: “No, that’s ok. I’m good.”

I’ve discovered that writing poetry is very hard. Sure, I’ve only spent three minutes on the whole poetry project. Honestly, it was too hard to even think of writing poetry much less than actually writing it. I’m not inspired looking out my window to the view of trash cans and recycling bins, nor does the endless rain showers of the Pacific Northwest bring majestic words to paper for me.

I’ll just say my poetry writing is another failed attempt of unleashing my creative side. And remember, failure is good.

Well, well, well…another post from Slacker Kevin!

Since my long absence of blogging on this WordPress site, the WordPress editor has changed and been updated. As you can imagine, I’m clearly lost on the new WordPress Editor and I’m certainly going to screw up my blog posts for the next several posts. I’ll stumble through, discover new items, widgets, and tricks to make my blog “pretty”. I might even have some advice to give along the way.

Why haven’t I been blogging? I wish I could say that I’ve been absent because I wrote an amazing novel but that isn’t the case. The answer is that I really don’t know. We could go into some therapy chat about the underlying reasons but that might be helpful. And you, Cyndi (my Imaginary Stalker), and I all know that is a blog about “Worthless Advice” and we need to keep it that way. We don’t want my blog to get too many followers and have too much good, helpful advice. It is much better to sit in my ivory tower and judge people in a sarcastic tone, throwing out comments and not helping others.

(Most likely, we have gone down this road before in a previous blog post. I’ll have to ask Cyndi if I have written about it before.)

Blogging is a hobby for me (I’m not getting rich from it) so I’m sure you understand how hobbies come and go. I did replace traveling with blogging.

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled a great deal. My wife was hired on at a fabulous airline and I’ve been to Germany, Holland, Luxemburg, Austria, passed through England. Then there are a good deal of domestic trips. I’m trying to get out and about. Due to Covid-19, my travel days have been very limited, very much like everyone else’s travels have so I should start posting more.

That’s it for my rambling thoughts. I’ll be back and as always, your comments are always welcome.

2020 – Update (Psst…it sucks).

Well, it probably has been two years since I have written anything remotely interesting for my blog. One may ponder what happen to Kevin’s beloved blog? Have I fallen off the face of the Earth? Did my worthless advice run dry?

What can I say? My life is fine and I’m not dead. I just stopped writing because at the time, I was interested in other adventures. My wife got a job at an airline and I ended up traveling quite a bit. Sure, that added to my knowledge and I probably should have passed on more worthless advice to you, my dear readers. Yet, I didn’t and here we are in 2020.

What a shitstorm 2020 has been. And it doesn’t seem to be getting any better either. But you know all about that….

Which brings me to my business. Oh yes, my business has crashed to a standstill. I may have to give up the self-employed lifestyle and get a job. I shiver at the thought of a real job. However, I have been applying and looking for a job. I’ve been reading about job interviews and how to impress the job interviewer. (Note to self: Don’t mention my Worthless Advice Blog).

Wherever the winds of change blow me to, you can rest assured that I will tackle whatever new challenges the job world throws at me. I have accomplished a lot in photography, writing, and real estate. Now, I’m ready for the next challenge.

And I’m still smiling……