“You Blew It.” Have you ever said that to yourself? Did I really blow it? I know I did not. Something has to make sense. Will I have another chance? Whether you blew it or not, there are consequences. I write this for friends or guest who will come to my site. I hope this will be beneficial for you. It has been for me.       figure-sitting-with-question-mark-100110220      
This phrase or idiom, You Blew It, is used frequently. It’s a mode of expression. You blew it, is regarded as a slang term in American society. Answers.com says,”the meaning of the American slang phrase “Blew it” means to really drop the ball, mess something up, or miss an opportunity.”

What Did It Mean To Me

I am going to share with you my heart in all truth and honesty. I worked very hard all my life. I have always been a good dedicated employee. I have always said, “Give it your very best or don’t do it at all.” Do not throw your job away.” Every person needs a job and has to make a living. Even if it is a dead end job.

Again, I will be truthful and honest, so here it is. In the process of working, there are many jobs you take. You can have a job, do it well, yet hate the job. A job can mean nothing more, than a Pay Check. You may be good at it. You can also hate the job because your heart is not in it.

When you get older (like me) things do get harder. You find yourself in competition with those who are younger or more educated. They want to replace you, take your job or put you out of work. I know this, because it happened to me. My work ended. Now, it is harder to find a job. Age hurts you in many cases. So does being told. “You are over qualified.”

It was a bitter pill to swallow, when I realized, I was not wanted or needed. It makes you feel, you are no longer valuable to anyone. I will not talk about all the mental or psychological effects you receive from it. You lose hope, it makes you look and evaluate your life. You do ask yourself, “Did I do something wrong? My answer was NO!  So, “What will I do now?”                                                                                  hope-despair-buttons-shows-hopeful-or-desperation-100207252

 

Now What Will You Do

This was me, wanting and needing a job. Wanting a future. If there was no opportunity for me, I would have to make one. I was pretty much forced into retirement and had to accept it. It did not mean I had to give up or lay down and die.

My computer skills are very good. I started looking at what I could do, what I was good at. The idea of a website or blog was good. I could run it from home, and it was exactly what I needed. I started looking and researching online.

I have always been a Realist. This simply means, I see things for what they really are. I found one company that was legit and wanted to help me build a successful website. The training and skills they taught were second to none. The best part was it was all free and I really appreciated this. When life hands you lemons, then make lemonade.

I get many messages and a lot of spam telling me how I need to monetize my website and turn it into a business. I will NOT do that, and I have no affiliates or affiliate marketing. My website is a labor of love for all who come here, especially my family and friends. I share my heart, knowledge, skills and abilities here. My main goal and purpose is to share with others and hope they will learn something from what I post.

Conclusion

I have many articles that I share and feel very blessed. When I leave this world, my website and all my writings will be a “LEGACY” to my children. I think my website will outlive me, but my articles will remain.

I want you to understand a few things? I am grateful to those who trained me, and gave me the skills to build this website. I am now doing what I always wanted to do. I am teaching and training others. I am doing what I am passionate about. I only wish I had been able to do this years ago.

I have a new opportunity. My website helped change my life. It allows me to teach, train, share great information and help others. There is no greater goal or feeling you can have then being able to help others. It makes all the difference in the world when you know you made a real difference in someone’s life!

I titled this article, “You blew it.” No, I did not blow it, and in hind sight I truly know it. I guess at some point in everyone’s life, you feel that way. What I want to really say is. “Life does not stand still for anyone. Life dictates that we go on. You can let things make you bitter or better. I choose to learn from it, move on and make things better.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask or leave them here. Ray