Q: What do you get when you have a hugely time-consuming project followed by a little surgical excursion and then a few other need-your-attention issues?
A: A general feeling of malaise and an unattended blog.
I apologise for my unanticipated absence on here of late. I am afraid one thing led to another (see question above) which resulted in a longer than anticipated absence which put me in a place where I was considering the future of my little blog.
Thankfully, there are people on here that care enough to follow up when someone hits this point. Yesterday, one of those friends and I discussed the reasons why we blog. She put into words her reasons which, surprisingly, were exactly my own and probably a lot of yours too. Her take on it was, “Blogging not only opens a window for me beyond my own horizons but it causes me to be constantly looking at my world to see if there is a story there for me to tell. It has made me more observant and more interested in what is going on around me.” This is a lesson I’d learned in my Maryland year when I learned to live life at a slower pace and take notice of what was actually making up the world around me.
I don’t know how I let that get away from me.
For a few weeks, I’d been feeling like perhaps I didn’t really have much to say. I felt I wasn’t as interesting as some of the people I continued to read on here. I didn’t have new sights to show you now having been here a year and I wasn’t really of the mind to get out there and enjoy all I’ve been given. However, when determined again to continue posting on here……I found that I actually have been watching and have been taking note of the changes going on around me. All it took was a few little nudges from the rest of you and I’m back to a blogging mindset.
Somewhere along the way we’ve slid into autumn over here….or at least it’s on the way….the temperatures have gone from much too hot to cool and crisp seemingly overnight. The air-conditioner no longer runs all day – indeed, I’ve actually had the heat on once already! Schools are back in session. And for us, we’re now starting the first repetitions in our new life….
A new season is beginning and I’ve noticed something I’ve not really observed before. What I’m seeing is transition…..the halfway of things….as summer leaves us and autumn arrives to prepare us for winter….halfway. Halfway into autumn and halfway between 2 seasons.
Isn’t it interesting how perspective makes such a difference to what we see?
Transition…halfway between one phase and the next……sort of sounds like exactly where I’m at – not quite settled, but not a newcomer anymore either.
Have a look at the halfway point around here……..
Thanks to everyone who contacted me during my downtime…..it meant more than you’ll ever know!