Blowing one’s horn

Musicians blowing in traditional German horns
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Blowing my own horn is not my thing. That must be one of the reasons why I can’t find a job. I don’t know how to brag about myself. It’s also a Finnish thing. We’re not good at it. It’s also an introvert thing. We don’t want to brag about ourselves and make ourselves something special. We like to be low key. But that doesn’t seem to be acceptable in the world. You’re nothing if you don’t want to blow your own horn. It shouldn’t be that way. We should be allowed to be ourselves and not pretend to be something we’re not. Some people seem to have problems with quiet people. Only because you don’t want to be a blabbermouth doesn’t mean you’re strange. Listening to people talk about things you don’t care about is stressful. Noisy people have the same effect.

Because I don’t want to blow my own horn, I don’t know if I could be a good entrepreneur. You need to be a lot of different things. A marketing person, a salesperson, a public speaker and someone who doesn’t give up easily. Most importantly, be good enough at what you do. Maybe it’s only me who thinks I’m good at something. Perhaps the reason why I won’t get hired is that I’m not good enough. They instead take someone with natural talent. I don’t have an impressive portfolio, and I don’t have what the employers are looking for. I’m not confident in blowing my own horn. No matter what I post on social media, I get some likes and sometimes nothing. If I don’t get much attention in my personal accounts, how can I get it on the business one? If I get any comments, it’s usually spam. I wouldn’t trust anyone. I feel it’s unnecessary work if I promote things on social media. It’s not easy to be ignored as a job seeker or/and an entrepreneur. I don’t know how to say something about myself or what I can do. At least when it comes to making it to words. It’s incredible how things disappear from your head when you should think about them. It has nothing to do with memory problems. I tend not to think about complicated stuff like that.

Maybe I’ve chosen the wrong path when it comes to careers. It seems you need to blow your own horn because the competition is tough. There are so many people in the design business, and I don’t know how to stand out. Maybe my destiny is to be without a job. I never wanted an ordinary job, but it has backfired. Only because I don’t know how to blow my own horn.

Top 5 songs with the title People in them

record player
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Here is a list of songs with the word ‘people‘ in them. If you think about it, there are a few. But here is 5 of them with links from Youtube. They are not in order. There is also my favourite lyrics from the songs.

Star People – George Michael

“Maybe your mama gave you up, boy
(It’s the same old same old)
Maybe your daddy didn’t love you enough, girl”

People are strange – The doors

“People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down”

Shiny happy People – R.E.M

“Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing”

Voodoo People – The Prodigy

“The Voodoo, who do
What you don’t dare do, people”

People Are People – Depeche Mode

“So we’re different colours and we’re different creeds
And different people have different needs
It’s obvious you hate me though I’ve done nothing wrong
I’ve never even met you, so what could I have done”

The purdy little things

little growing plant
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“Purdy as in pretty because it’s slang.”

I like using words that sound similar. As is this purdy word. It’s a thang (thing) with slang.

It’s those purdy little things that make the world a better place. We all need something pretty when the place is grey.

I won’t use more colour on this post, even it looks purdy. It was just something I wanted to try. If you don’t try, you never know how things work. It’s been a busy week, so this post is short. This will be a weekend that will feel like a real one. Other times it would just be one day among the others. It’s been early morning from Monday to Friday. I will sleep longer this weekend.

Leave you with this photo I took with my mobile from my balcony. This is what it looked like at 7.38 am one morning this week.

view with a sunset
Photo: Mia, 2022