It seems I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to but I’m going through a pretty busy time in my life right now. I’m kind of in between jobs, learning something completely new in a new role doing something out of my comfort zone, all the while knowing that I only have a few weeks left before I’m thrust into something completely new. And let’s not start about the absurdly long hours I seem to have been working.
I’ve missed spending time with my friends. I’ve missed reading. I’ve missed writing. All of that is a big part of my life but I’m finding it so hard to fit in at the minute. But then of course, that can all be seen as an excuse. It’s about MAKING time. That’s the top and bottom of it. I need to set aside an hour here to grab a coffee and settle in with my book (I’m busy reading something by an author I love but I haven’t gotten as into it as her other work because my reading time has come in drips and drabs). I need to escort myself somewhere quiet with my notebook and my drafts and write and edit and do what I need to do. I need to set aside time to see those important people in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not isolating myself but indeed not spending as much time as I would like. I want this to change.
I’m off tomorrow but working all weekend. My days off are Tue-Thur. I plan to:
- go to the gym at least twice during that period.
- spend at least two hours to myself in a quiet room with my writing.
- read for more than half an hour at one sitting.
- organise to see some friends/family.
And then I might begin to feel human again!