Those who’d like to participate in Five Minute Friday will write for five minutes on the topic of the week, post it on their own blog and link up the post here. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
This week’s prompt is: NOTICE
Sometimes I feel the only way to get noticed is to play with buzzwords that make you sound like you’re part of the in crowd. It’s not how I prefer to operate, and I freely admit that it’s one of the reasons I’m where I am career-wise, life-wise, blog-wise.
I would rather be my authentic self, and that comes with consequences.
Most of the time, I honestly prefer not to be noticed. I like to work in the background, doing my thing, getting things done, working toward the good of my team/family/friends.
Sometimes, though, a little recognition would be a nice thing because it gets exhausting. I think that’s the point that I’ve reached this year. I’m just flipping tired, and I feel a bit taken for granted.
And that’s the price I pay for not playing the game. I realize that. I walk to the beat of my own drum most of the time. The times I get noticed? Are the times I’m playing the game everyone else expects me to play.
Lately that’s been a pondering of mine particularly in regards to blogging. I participated in the Write 31 Days project last month. I found it fascinating who were the popular ones vs. the unpopular ones. It has made me question whether I made the right choice to join these blog projects.
Perhaps my expectations are too large – I’d like to be noticed for being myself, not being what someone else wants me to be.
Sorry, world. Can’t do that. This is who I am.
But in all honesty, I’m glad you stopped to notice me, even if just for a second.