Blogging Insights – New Format # 25 — Carpe Diem

Dr Tanya is our hostess for the Blogging Insights series. You can find out more and add your own thoughts here

Today’s quote :
Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

Dr T says
Today’s quote advises you very literally to seize the day. This applies to blogging as much as it does to real life.
My response follows

Carpe diem, a phrase that comes from the Roman poet Horace, means literally “Pluck the day”, though it’s usually translated as “Seize the day”. A free translation might be “Enjoy yourself while you have the chance”. For some people, Carpe diem serves as the closest thing to a philosophy of life as they’ll ever have (source).

When we were on the boat, I thought I was seeing things when several cruisers of varying size were named Carpe Diem.  When I discovered what it meant, it made perfect sense to name a boat thus.
It was a good life, a simplistic life, a peaceful life, and one we miss though accept that selling up was the right thing for us to do in 2017.

If we decide to keep waiting for the perfect moment, it is unlikely to come as our attitudes and concepts towards life changes.  It is so easy to make excuses, however valid we feel they are at the time, so we keep putting things off until it’s too late.
IMO I don’t think this quote refers to blogging so much as it does to real life.
We blog, we have our mind sets, preferences, regular followers and participate in challenges as and when we feel inspired. I don’t really see that as seizing the day, more of making good use of our spare time and enjoying ourselves in the process, unless of course we are a professional blogger and our livelihood depends on it.

I seized the day in August 2010 by visiting my brother in NZ. I went on my own for two months while Hubby stayed home and Maggie looked after him. I had been toying with the idea, but as I said earlier, it was easier to make excuses rather than plan the trip and fork out a considerable amount of money to go, especially as I am always anxious about going to strange places. However, the catalyst was my brother in law. He died suddenly in February 2010 of a massive heart attack. He was not that much older than me, and it made me realise just how short and precious life is, so I went.
As I said at the end of this post, there may never be a right time, so don’t wait for it……………. make it. I still stand by that.

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Blogging Insights – New Format # 25 — Carpe Diem

  1. murisopsis says:

    I was ready to carpe diem but the pandemic put an end to that. We are poised again to go on an adventure, but once again it looks impossible.

  2. There may never be a right time…… So I try to do the things I can, while I can

  3. I am so glad that you never pass p opportunities waiting for the perfect time.
    You seem to be a very Carpe Diem kind of person.

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