Where Is Mark?

My first post after almost a month. And first of all, I would like to thank all of my readers who were missing me and in some cases, messaged me asking if everything had been alright. It’s such an amazing feeling to see that there are people out there who care about where you are and what you are doing ❀

And I am glad to tell you, that everything is alright. And I think I owe you an apology. It’s not a nice thing to disappear for so long and I am not even trying to find excuses. Especially that nothing special has happened in my life – so I guess this will probably be one of the most boring articles that I have ever written but I think I just have to write about my last 3 weeks before I post any other article. So why did I disappear?

A Lot Of Work

Yes, I have a lot of work to do at the moment and I think I am extremely lucky. One of my biggest fears is losing my job and thanks for God, it has not happened. On the contrary – I have been literary drowning in work and I am not complaining about that. But after finishing my shift, I just feel that I have no more energy or motivation to do anything. Especially that I have to study a lot in order to fulfill some of the new requirements, such as speaking German. But fortunately, things are now getting back to normal and I really hope I will have much more time to work on my blog ❀

P.S: One extremely positive thing about having a lot of work is that I do not have too much time to worry about others things. I am not sure if this has ever happened to you but I really have the impression that keeping myself busy helps me a lot in fighting my OCD.

Writer’s Block

Yeah…the famous writer’s block. And honestly, I do not think that I have run out of topics to write about but sometimes I get the feeling that I am just not good enough. Not sure if it has to do anything to do with my OCD, but I may have to. In the last few weeks, whenever I started writing a post, I would just get the feeling that it was not good enough or it was way too depressing and I finally decided not to publish it. When I heard about writer’s block, I did not think it would ever happen to me but it finally did and it’s a strange feeling. Like…..lack of self-confidence and lack of inspiration or the combination of the two. Anyways, thanks for God, I think this feeling is finally over and I cannot wait to publish a few new posts.

Spending A Lot More Time With Family And Friends

If you have been reading my blog for some time, I am sure you have noticed that I am a very social person and this whole lockdown made me even more social if we can say that. For the last few months, I have had to work from home which is a pretty challenging thing for me as I just love being around people, going for a coffee break, having some chat and going for a few drinks after work.

Now these are things that I have not been able to do for the last 3 months and that’s why I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to my friends on the phone or lately, going for long walks. And well, a week ago, my country (Hungary) eased the restrictions and last week I was finally able to go out with some of my friends which was a truly amazing thing.

This whole crisis has taught me to appreciate a lot more the things that I have and I really hope I will not go back to “my normal self” who takes a lot of things for granted.

Break-Up

I started dating someone back in January. And a few weeks ago, we broke up. It was a pretty short relationship but I’m a very emotional person and it was obviously not an easy thing to go through.

I Promise Myself

Writing a few words about how I spent my last few weeks made me realize how much I love writing so I promise myself that I will never stop doing it for so long.

How Have You Been?

As you know, there’s one thing that I enjoy more than writing my stories: reading yours. So please tell me about how you’ve been lately in the comment section! πŸ™‚

Blessings & Thank you very much for reading ❀

Mark

19 thoughts on “Where Is Mark?

  1. Welcome back! No worries, Mark – just glad you are doing so well. If I were required to learn another language for my job, I’d be looking for another one! Sorry to hear about the breakup. That’s difficult even at the best of times.

    I’ve been working through the whole thing, so not too much has changed. Our state is still under a stay at home order, though a few more types of businesses have reopened. I miss seeing my (now) nine-month old grandson and friends. Even casual shopping would be fun, but I’m restricted to groceries and gasoline. Thankfully I have my writing, and my newest release is doing well, all things considered. So far, no health or financial issues – so very grateful! You take care.

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Well, to be honest I do speak German, I just have to spend some time on improving my skills and I am kind of enjoying it so… it is not that baaaaad haha but it obviously takes a lot of time πŸ™‚

      I am sorry to hear that, it must be very difficult for you not to be able to see your grandson and your friends but I really hope that you will soon go “back to normal”.

      I can totally relate! Like I have started appreciating simple things like..going shopping or just going for a walk. Overall, I think this whole lockdown has had a very positive effect on me (and on my mental health which is pretty crazy because at the beginning I thought I was going crazy but now I see that it’s exactly the opposite)

      And yes! Writing is fun! I need to spend some time checking your latest articles because I have missed out a lot to be honest. Have you just published any new books?

      Well yes – the most important is to have our health, family and not to have any financial issues, so we all have to be grateful for that.

      Thank you and take care ❀

      Mark

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      1. It’s interesting how people are coping with the restrictions (or not). So glad you are thriving in the midst of such a mess!

        Yes, I published a YA book entitled RISE OF THE DRAMAN last month. It’s only .99 right now so pick up a copy if you think it would interest you. All my books are on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. If you do read it, I would enjoy hearing some feedback. Thanks for your interest!

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      2. Yes, it is interesting indeed how people are coping with the restrictions. In my case, I think it also helped that my country is not particularly hard-hit by the virus: our government imposed pretty strict restrictions right after the first few cases appeared so probably that’s why we managed to keep the whole thing under control.

        Wow. That sounds nice! Reading is one of my biggest hobbies so I will definitely go for it! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading it.

        Blessings,

        Mark

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      3. Hm…external perspective : I honestly do not know what people in my country think about the UK was handling the situation but what it looks like to me (as to someone living outside of the UK) is that at the beginning the situation there was not handled strictly enough and there should have been restrictions a lot earlier while the restrictions that came into effect some time ago look way too strict to me. So it’s like..going from one extreme to another. Like what I think is that the best is to have some restrictions but slightly more relaxed ones as we all know that this will take a long – like the pandemic is not going to be over any time soon and people can not just be locked in forever. But obviously that’s only my point of view and I do not know anything about virology XD πŸ˜€ Just told you cause you asked πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi Mark !
    Nice to hear from you, and glad that you are well.

    You really described writer’s block well as a loss of confidence in one’s writing, and lack of inspiration.

    However, just the article that you’re ‘not sure about’ may be the one that really encourages others.

    Good luck with your German studies. I took it at University. It is linked with English, as a Germanic language. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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    1. Hi Sally,

      Thank you ❀ How have you been?

      Well yes – that's what I have been having for the last few weeks. I just really did not feel confident writing about things and that's something I really need to work on.

      And I hope that even this article may help some people out there πŸ™‚

      Wow, so you do speak some German then! And well yes, English and German have a lot in common but I have always found English a lot more logical. My grandfather is German but so far, I haven't been able to learn German at a very fluent level – let's hope that will soon change πŸ˜€ For me, one of the biggest challenges is that I am just horrible with the articles..like I never know when I should say "der" "die" or "das". There are grammatical genders in French too (And I speak much better French than English) but for some reason..it's just a lot more logical than in German haha πŸ™‚

      Blessings,

      Mark

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      1. I see that you are a polyglot, a speaker of many languages.
        Just a question – many people who are multilingual also are musical, since language learning is an auditory skill.
        I am a musician ( vocals and guitar). Are you also a musician ?
        ( I am also a polyglot). πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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      2. Interesting, do you think so? I’ve learned most of my French through reading, so far! I do agree that musical and language ability often go together. I can imagine how the listening part of a language would go with musical abilityβ€” both require a fine and intuitive ear! Also ability to think in abstractions.

        And I think learning a language in general requires some emotional intuitionβ€” as you have to pick up some of the culture and emotional bearing of the people who speak it.

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      3. Very interesting comment that language learning requires one to think in abstractions.
        Definitely language acquisition is linked to the emotional bearing and culture of the people who speak it. Thanks! πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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      4. I do agree with this – like I also think learning a language requires some emotional intuition cause..every culture is different and they all have their own way of thinking.

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      5. Hi Sally,

        Yes! Learning languages is one of my biggest hobbies πŸ™‚ So we can say that I am a polyglot. πŸ™‚ However, I am not really good at music. I love listening to it but I can not sing or play. I’m more into writing or painting.

        What languages do you speak ? πŸ™‚

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      6. Hi Mark ! Canada is officially bilingual in English and French. I also speak some German and Spanish. Via YouTube I’ve also been learning Arabic .
        Learning languages is my hobby too.
        Do you speak Hungarian ? Is English widely spoken in Hungary? 🌷

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