I have accepted the fact that Steem will need a lot more time to become successful than I initially thought.
It's not easy to see something that you believe in so much being crushed for the last two years but it is what it is.
I still love Steem and the potential but It's not as easy as it used to be to get over the top excited when I read about new developments.
Any announcement of something new used to fill my heart with a joy and an enthusiasm that's hard to describe.
It's still there but not in the extreme it used to be.
And by looking around I guess I'm not the only one.
Steemitblog posts about amazing announcements like the SMT testnet are received in a very subdued way.
I guess it's all normal when everyone has gone through the wringer for 2 years (downtrend).
It doesn't mean Steem won't be successful and I think a lot of people will kick themselves in the face in the future for not paying attention today. My STEEM investment is not going anywhere soon!
For me, I do have also accepted that for Steem to be successful it needs more businesses and communities than we have now and for STEEM to be successful it needs more companies, businesses, and communities that want to spend money getting STEEM (buy or lease) to pay for the resource credits they need.
I'm fully convinced this will happen. It needs more time though.
Market speculation can, of course, do with the STEEM price whatever it wants. But as a pure use-case and value proposition for STEEM I think RC's are it.
So I realize I had to make some changes in the meantime.
I want to enjoy Steem more, like I used to, for what we do have currently, while we wait (AKA have more fun).
You might have noticed it in my blogs. They are different. I'm mixing things up.
More gaming and movies, beers and simple blogs that I enjoy writing.
I also still post about Steem when I discover something cool.
It's a nice mix and a good way to Steem that I can recommend.
But you write can't write about things if don't do stuff in real life.
So in my Steem off time, I'm starting to work more on my health (I'm back to the gym and intermittent fasting) and I'm enjoying watching movies, going out with friends and playing old skool games and sharing my experiences and thoughts about all of it in the way that I enjoy.
I talk about it more in my vlog.