: on the road to success :

It’s a popular destination, success is. Everyone’s in a big rush to get there, get unpacked, and start enjoying the swanky accommodations. And who can blame them? There’s a hot tub and room service, vibrating beds, everything. However, the road isn’t well-marked. Between construction detours and confusing road signs, folks tend to get lost.

I sure did. I wound up on the road to ruin and kept on going, mistaking it for a short cut or the road less traveled when it was actually dense forest. As I zigged and zagged, blindly searching for an exit, though, I discovered a few things. Tips, really. Things I wish I’d known before starting the pilgrimage to damnation.

For instance, to be successful in the world of communications or business or life, you need a few essentials, such as a brain, a strategy, some skills, and a little luck. I’ve none of those and I’m just now noticing their absence. With the slow dawning of reality came a nasty case of bad mood and I haven’t suffered in silence. Oh, no, I went into a 72-hour huff, stewing and swearing, with a thunderous black cloud overhead. Society at large was forced into the role of innocent bystander.

As a result, I owe deep and sincere apologies ¹ to:

the slow-moving, finger-wagging woman I glared at in the Target parking lot.
the bored customer service rep I got lippy with on the phone.
every single driver I flipped off. Sometimes vehemently.
library visitors (and staff) within earshot of my muttered, yet colorful, language.
my stoic, forbearing old computer.
and, to cover my bases, anyone in a four block radius.

I’d no cause to be rude; my behavior was inexcusable. So please forgive this lapse in courtesy and civility. I assure you I’ll return once again to my usual good cheer. Any day now. Or month, at the outside.

copyright © 2017 the whirly girl


¹ I owe you an apology, as well. This, I’m sorry to say, is a reblog from 2016. It seems I’ve fallen behind and can’t catch up. Help!

48 responses to “: on the road to success :”

  1. Thanks for your honesty and transparency! Needed this!

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    1. Just remember, all the failures and flaming mistakes make for really entertaining posts. So there’s always that … 😏

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    1. And I loved your your comment❣️

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  2. Your posts are hilarious! So glad I stumbled upon your blog

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    1. Thanks, you’ve made my day 😍

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  3. I know it’s hard. I’m starting a new freelance life as a graphic designer since january. Nice post :)

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    1. It is, but the effort and struggle pay off bigly when everything finally comes together. Good luck, I know you’ll do great!

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      1. Yes, thank you so much. I’m working harder. This work means a lot to me.

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        1. It’s a great job. You can’t help but put your heart into everything you do❣️

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  4. Posted some good points

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    1. That’s great to hear, thanks!

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  5. I love your style of writing! Relatable but still I learn something new. Lovely!

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    1. What a terrific compliment! Thank you 😊

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  6. I’m afraid someone made the hedges much to high in my maze. As an added bonus those hedges house wasps that love to torment me. I confess my language has become a lot more colourful and a shade (perhaps a couple of shades) to loud lately.

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    1. I’ve started swearing in Latin. I can be loud and animated, but no one knows what I’m saying. Including me :o)

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      1. Heheheheh…I know a few cuss words in Ukrainian.

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        1. Let’s team up 🗯

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  7. Awesome post! – I’ve always been one of those people in a rush to get somewhere, especially lately. I think it’s just become a theme in my life.

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    1. Do you think we’ll ever catch up? I fall farther and farther behind every day.

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      1. I think we’ll catch up eventually. It’ll take a while though. I plan to catch up when I graduate college at least, but who knows?

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        1. Oh, you’ll catch up, all right, but I’ll be bringing up the rear until the end of time. Oy.

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  8. Hi Whirly! Thank you for your blog posts – they really cheer me up! jx

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    1. And you just did the same for me (times 10). Thanks!

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  9. Me again … how do you get emoticons to look like faces?

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    1. Try colon, hyphen, right parenthesis. :-) Or … left parenthesis if you’re sad. :-(

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      1. The hyphen might be the missing ingredient … thanks!

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    2. Use your smartphone 😎

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      1. Haven’t got one but will try stoneyfish’s suggestion … :-)

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        1. Oh well, never mind, it’s the thought that counts!

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  10. Whoops, effing emoticons … :)

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    1. I like your other one better, it’s more original {)

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    1. You know, that’s kind of artsy. In a low brow way.

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  11. This post about not succeeding is a great success! There’s a message in there, somewhere …

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    1. I think the message is that you’re a flatterer. I adore flatterers. 😊

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  12. This is a little too relateable. :)

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    1. Oh, thank goodnesss! I’d hate to be the only crackpot, which I usually am :o/

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  13. And here I thought I found a kindred spirit.

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    1. Ah. You must be the unflappable sort 😌

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  14. Grumble, grumble.
    An occasional snarl.

    Sincerely,

    John

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    1. What a great comment! Perfect and in a nutshell 🥜

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