One of the most attractive qualities which are overlooked is encompassing the passion for a subject and dedication to persevere. It demonstrates underlying love to repeat a process.
When you try something new that you haven’t done before, it’s easy to quit and give up, feel like you’re not good enough, comparing yourself with the achievements of others. Just remember that you’ve only just begun. To be great at this takes time, patience and a drive to motivate yourself in order to continue. People may call it talent but the better word for their accomplishment is progress.
During my son’s developmental history they asked what our family hobbies were, I told them a few things but then said “honestly it seems to be debate and discussion”. I hesitated to answer. Most families probably visit theme parks or play sports, we have debates at the dinner table. Turns out it’s completely normal and her family of 9s number one family pastime as well lol.
Maybe it’s a big family thing? Who else has debates/discussions all day with their family?
February 6, 2016 - not trying to show off here. Instead, I just had some thoughts about my whole “sharing plants on social media” adventures.
I started this Tumblr around April 2014 then branched out to Instagram a year later. I had considered both Tumblr and Instagram (and Pinterest) when I embarked on this plant documentation endeavour. I chose Tumblr for its flexibility in posting different media (mainly the photosets) and the tagging system - Instagram’s tags are meant for others to discover you but with Tumblr, you can also use a web browser and filter only your own posts on those tags.
Today, my Instagram follower count caught up to my Tumblr. Although partially due to the difference in user base (Instagram being about 10 times bigger), it could also be because of the way I use them differently. Tumblr is my true “journal” where it has less to do with the pictures and more to do with my thoughts/ramblings. Instagram is more about visual appeal - although I have started to put tidbits of advice in my captions. So far, I’ve incorporated 2 out of my 3 big hobbies. Photography and house plants are perfectly suited to share on social media. Music is soon to join in…
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