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  • Writer's pictureDenishea Young

Official 1st Blog Post

Hello and Welcome to my website. I am so very pleased that you have arrived. I hope you stay for a while and explore. Ruminations will contain my various thoughts and their accompanying research trails. Some might be short and sweet such as my Unofficial 1st Blog Post. While others might be much longer as the one following this one will be. From my blog posts I hope that you learn about things, ideas and people you may have never considered before. Providing you with a different way to interpret the world that we inhabit.

For now, my schedule consists of posting blogs on Mondays and adding a new Work (poem, short story or lite novel) on Fridays. I encourage you to leave comments at the bottom of my writings. It helps to see that someone out there is reading and enjoying what I have written. Of course, questions are always welcome. I look forward to discussing not only my Works but also the various blog topics that will arise over the coming years.

Now that the pleasantries have been stated let’s get into the burning question on your mind:

Why in the world did it take so much time for me to post this blog post?

Thinking over this question last night and all day today. I came to realization that my old set of frenemies had reared their heads. The chief among them being, Perfectionism.

What exactly is perfectionism?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary it is defined as “a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable.” Essentially it is an all or nothing attitude that when used positively can result in one pushing for and accepting nothing less than the best. Put scientifically by wording of Psychology Today “when healthy, it can be self-motivating and drive you to overcome adversity and achieve success. When unhealthy, it can be a fast and enduring track to unhappiness.”

So yeah… that coupled with unrealistic goals and a boat load of anxiety resulted in me procrastinating.

I very much wanted this post to be the absolute best, of the best, of the best. So much so that I was unable to simply relax and let the words flow. Let’s not forget that setting unrealistic goals played a significant role (another thing I am working on) in getting stuck in the vicious mental whirlwind of anxiety, fear and procrastination that thrives in my very own mind.

(Check out this link to read more on unrealistic goals. 1 & 3 are my fortes:

Realistically having just published my site the night/morning before I should have given myself some room to set back relax and then come back and write this post.

Instead…well… you know what happened…

So, long story short. I wanted my 1st Official Blog post to be spectacular and absolutely perfect. I am not sure if it is spectacular just yet and perfect… well… yeah, I know there is a (okay some) grammar error(s) in here somewhere...

But let’s stay focused… Where was I… Ah Yes!

If nothing else I hope you at the very least find this blog post entertaining; and at the most makes you curious to see what will be discussed next.

Oh yeah, I haven’t forgotten that the blog post was supposed to have the word Naked in it. Check out the next blog post next Wednesday to find out what it’s all about (now that is a realistic goal). Until then please peruse my various Works and if you like tell others about my site.

If you get nothing else from this blog, I hope you take this quote to heart:

Nobody Is Perfect

We Make Mistakes

We Say Wrong Things

We Fall. We Get Up.

We Learn. We Grow.

We Move On. We live.

Yoga helps.

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