Your MatchGirl is remiss, once again, that it has been so long since she's properly written. There are just so many things going on in life and I have not, to be very honest, gentle readers, been able to put words to blog in a way that would be even remotely interesting.
Yet, yesterday morning, I saw this tweet from Kneale Mann and it started me thinking of the nature of success.
You see, dear ones, your MatchGirl currently has a lot going on - from work to personal projects to personal life changing (more to come on that in a future post) - and, pretty much, all of these things are good. Ones for the win column. A success you might say.
When I was unemployed, I had no fear of failure. I felt like I could go no further down than that November day in 2008 when I got laid off for the simple fact that I was one of only a few people on salary and benefits and the poorly run company could no longer afford to pay it (however paltry it was). So I started blogging. Putting myself out there into the world wasn't scary. And when I started Hire Me Martha, even after appearing on her show, I had no illusions that I would be hired. It was simply good publicity for her. And, as all my gentle readers know, I was embarrassingly single for much of the past couple of years of blogging, and I had no fear of putting myself out there - it couldn't get any worse.
Things have started to turn around. And, though I am by no means successful, I am heading in that direction.
What does it mean?
I'm not sure yet.
Will I make more money? God I hope so.
Will I find happiness? Seems likely.
Is success, in the end, about reaching the summit of the mountain? Or about all the amazing steps it takes along the way?