Last week, it was the third anniversary of #100DaysNoTV. I knew it was coming up but I didn’t celebrate and it slipped past, quietly. I regret it now; not because I missed out on a bottle of bubbles (who needs an excuse, anyway?) but because I’ve reflected on how much of a back seat my blog has taken over these last couple of months.
So far, 2018 has been a funny old year for the Smiths. I’m not going to dwell on it. Instead, I’m looking forward to the next 10 months. Blog-wise, I have some tantalising experiences to look forward to. For the first time in quite a while, I feel energised. 🙂
This spring I will be sharing news of an elegant new food destination in Cambridge, enjoying some pampering with friends, and taking my family on a little road trip.
Meanwhile, I will be trying my hand at furniture-making (if my friend gets his bottom in gear – he knows who he is!), making some springtime gifts, attempting a couple of art projects and, hopefully, organising an adrenalin-filled day for me and some girlfriends.
more than a hobby
Even after three years, I find it difficult to explain the joy of blogging to people who aren’t bloggers themselves.
Writing a blog is a hobby, yet it’s so much more than that: I can exercise the creative side of my brain, it helps me to feel I have something useful to offer other people, and it is one of the few things in life I have full control over. It can be empowering.
Yet, for all of that, it’s an aspect of life that can all too easily get pushed to one side when important, scary or life-consuming issues crop up – for me, anyway. But in reality, it is the very thing that should be clung on to. It helps keeps my head, metaphorically, above water, generates some lightness in life, and puts a smile on my face.
all’s well that ends well
I wasn’t sure whether to write these thoughts as a blog post; I’m still not convinced it’ll be particularly interesting to anyone else. But, as my creative writing juices are beginning to flow through these fingers again, it felt right that I should record my current feelings here.
If (when?) I find myself in this position again, I can look back and remember that a catalyst will always present itself eventually, enabling all aspects of life to get back on track.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy your day.
Bye for now!