Are We Having Fun Yet?

Last Update: March 12, 2020

Hello My Wonderful WA family! Greetings from the Jersey Shore! How is everyone doing? Hope all is well!

Are We Having Fun Yet?

They say when time flies, we are supposed to be having fun. The saying is "Time Flies When You Are Having Fun"! So raise your hand; or better yet leave a like or comment, if you are having fun because time is certainly flying by.

When you think of all the things we do in our lives every day; whether it's personal, work or Wealthy Affiliate -- there never seems to be enough hours in the day or days in the week to fit it all in.

Here, it's already Thursday again and for many of you it's even Friday. Another week just slipped through the sands of time. Sometimes, it's just so hard to fathom the realization of how quickly time Marches on.

Speaking of March, we're nearly half way through it but I can still remember the many WA blog posts about 02/20/2020 or was it 02/02/2020. My point being that it seemed like only yesterday when I was reading those posts. My gosh, where has the time gone? What have we got to show for it?

I know many WA members have earned commissions, made sales (me included), achieved some WA goals like rankings, Google Indexing, completed OEC or Bootcamp training, and let's not forget all the tens of thousands of words of content we've written. That's what we have to show for all the time that has passed so infinitely fast. We have those achievements and accomplishments, which required a considerable amount of work.

When you factor that into our non-WA Life Stuff, is there really enough time to have fun? The clock is ticking and "Time Waits For No Man"!

I know for me; since I don't have a real job that would take up my day, like other's here in WA have, I should have more opportunity to have fun in my life. I use Wealthy Affiliate as a real job to keep me busy throughout the day, to keep my mind occupied and to keep me productive. Before Wealthy Affiliate and after I was told I couldn't go back to a real job, I didn't know what to do with myself and I think I mentioned on another occasion, that I became very depressed and wouldn't get out of bed each day.

Joining Wealthy Affiliate changed all that. Now I get to feel a sense of self-worth, self-accomplished again. Okay, I know you are saying " how does relate to having time for fun"? Well, I'm about to explain. While Wealthy Affiliate gave me back my self-worth, it also gave me a few million people to engage with on a daily basis. While some of our communications are serious and informative, we always have the opportunity to insert a bit of fun; such as our blog dogs, Marks' astronaut man and space ships, etc. I think it's great that we can find some time within the community to do some fun things. Let's not lose our sense of humor because we are trying to create a business!

Outside the WA community, the fun stuff comes when I get time to share with my family and friends. Some of us are scattered in different parts of the US and Europe, but when we all get together, the fun stuff really happens. Oh, I can't forget about Patriotic Wingman Chance. I absolutely love having fun time with him. We go for rides to the store, we play catch with his favorite squeaky toys, having him by my side enjoying quiet relaxing moments (napping) together is also a fun time for me. Did you know when I fell and hit my head the other day, he stayed by my side, licking my face and letting me know he loved🐶💕💕 me until I was able to get to my feet?

My Blog Assistant is taking a much-needed break! 🤣🤣🤣


SO HOW DO YOU WORK FUN STUFF INTO YOUR BUSY REAL- WORLD LIFE?


One last thing folks, and then I will sign off. Since I set aside this weekend for getting all my poems in order and ready for publishing, I probably won't blog again until next week. Therefore, the Friday Poetry Corner will take place right now.


You Don’t Play Fair

(By Barbara McGinley)

Ten months ago you took my heart,

although you knew you had it

right from the very start.

Like cupid, you shot you arrow in the air,

now you say you want it back.

To that I say you don’t play fair.

You say things one minute,

you take them back the next.

Is this for real or just you little test?

You ask me to erase you from my heart and mind.

How could you be so unfair, so unkind?

To only want what you want with no thought to leaving me behind.

Don’t tell me now that you don’t care,

I say to you, it’s just not fair.



Likes shares and comments are all sincerely appreciated.

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marcho88 Premium
When my work is my hobby I have fun. My online business is my hobby so I am having lots of fun. :)
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BMcGinley1 Premium
That's truly marvelous!
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starfalex123 Premium
Hi Barb,Great post .keep up the good work. The very best to you for this weekend. Fitzgerald
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Thank you very much Fitzgerald.
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Mick18 Premium
I must say I live a boring life. But I do try to have some fun. I definitely have fun here at WA. 😊
Great poem.
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Mickey,

Thank you for checking in and for your comments. I sincerely appreciate them.

Barbara
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Good luck with that poetry book, Sis! You have a real talent!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Thank you very much, Brudda!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, Sis!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
I do appreciate your opinion regarding my poems. I haven't published the entire collection before because I always felt they were too personal and didn't think they would do well on the market.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I think they will--if they don't for some reason, then you'll have to concentrate on marketing. It's critical that poetry lovers be able to "find" your book!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Maybe when the time comes, you can give me some tips on how you marketed your books.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I could, but they wouldn't be very good ones--sales have stagnated again! I was hoping yours would boom and you could give me tips, Sis!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
I have to put it together still.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Let me know when it's out!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
I sure will.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Can't wait!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Me either.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
👍👍😎
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Sis
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Always, Sis!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
🤗🤗
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JeffreyBrown Premium
👍👍😎
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MRRSP Premium
I absolutely loved this with every shred of my being!

It's a real eye opener and sounds a lot like everything that transpired in my life. We really are a lot alike.

Before finding WA I felt like "nothing". I took care of my kids by day but once they were in bed I had nothing. I felt so useless. Playing games on my phone and scrolling Facebook for hours.

I decided to try to do SOMETHING with myself because I was so tired of the monotony. A simple google search brought me to Nathaniell's site where I found a link to Wealthy Affiliate.

I'm beyond happy that I found that site and that link! It has changed the way I look at life and the way I feel about myself. I feel like I finally have something to talk about other than my kids, even if people have no idea what I'm talking about and look at me like this 🤨 🤔 lol

I'm glad we've both found this place to give us a new meaning to our lives!

Great poem, too! ☺️

All the best
Melissa
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Melissa,

I think it's great that we can share the same life experiences and the thing that led us to Wealthy Affiliate.

At this stage of my life, I didn't have kids to take care of like you did, so it was very easy for me to sink very low.

Thank you for liking my poem.
Have a great weekend!
Barbara
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MRRSP Premium
I agree! It's pretty cool ☺️

I'm glad you've got something to make you feel better now!

Have a great weekend, too!
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BMcGinley1 Premium
Thank you Melissa
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MRRSP Premium
You are very welcome ☺️
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BMcGinley1 Premium
😊😊
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