After absorbing all 3 Hunger Games books and then
in-patiently waiting for the hubs to finish the first book so we could snag a sitter to see the incredible movie… competition has been on my mind lately.
I related to Katniss in The Hunger Games immediately. The way Katniss did everything she could to take care of her family when her mother sort of “disappeared” after her father died. Yup. That’s me. All the way. Well, both of my parents are alive, and I didn’t have to become a sharp-shooting hunter to get food on the table. But when I was still considered a kid, as the oldest of 4 girls, I took care of my sisters as my folks became increasingly absent. I also questioned authority, bending the rules when necessary, much like Katniss.
Sometimes I’d win, sometimes, I’d be stuck with that super competitive kid jerk in class who always threw the ball so hard he’d cause welts.
- How long did you breastfeed?
- How old was your child when they were out of diapers?
- Did you use disposable or cloth diapers?
- Can you get your child to eat anything without throwing a fit?!
- How young was your child when they first started reading?
- Can your child ride a bike without training wheels yet?
- How many pageviews do you generate on your blog/month?
- Why did this post get 20 comments and that post get 0?
- How many twitter followers do you have?
- How much money do you make writing?
- Do you have enough likes on your FB page?
- Have you earned a sponsorship to a conference yet?
- Have you been invited to this, that or another sponsored party?
- Klout score! I need your Klout score or else you aren’t worth shit!
What worked for me may not work for you.
That goes for parenthood and blogging.
At some point, you have to stop running & turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it. — Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins