I’ve been away with the fairies of late.
(Cake decorations from my daughter’s 1st birthday cake, over 7 years ago. I’m such a sentimental hoarder!)
I mean – literally away with the fairies, or should that be vampires? 4 seasons of True Blood have been devoured over the last few weeks. We’re talking just shy of 40 hours – yep you read that right! Hardly any non-fiction reading has taken place, which is my usual night-time activity once the chaos of Chez Wright has subsided.
That’s not all. My much-loved-meal-planning has gone out the window. You may have read this post. I temporarily lost my way. Once again I have clutter in places I didn’t know existed, and my running shoes hadn’t seen the light of day for almost 2 months, until yesterday. Oh and ready-meals have been purchased – where will it end?
Time to get back to reality. Less cyberspace cruising, and YouTube watching.
How many times can a girl watch this? Really?
I’m deducing that mentally I needed a break.
But like any break there’s a time when you are ready to come home.
Well that holiday is over, time to come right back down to earth.
“When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead on our hands.” Carl Jung 1875-1961 Swiss psychiatrist.
First on the list, to get back to reading. I just finished ‘Enjoy every sandwich’ by Lee Lipsenthal and started ‘The First 20 minutes’ by Gretchen Reynolds. Moving on I’ll be downloading “The meaning of things” by AC Grayling.
There isn’t anything that motivates me as much as reading about a subject, thus extending my knowledge and questioning my beliefs. It surely is the path to self-awareness.
I’d love to know what you are reading, what you’d recommend and why. To read a book that has been enjoyed by someone else extends the experience way beyond that of your own.
So that’s the starting point. There is much more to come, which I will be sharing along the way. I’m still on the journey to a ‘family life simply done’.
It’s not a Roman road, it is not a straight path. It has bends and turns, ups and downs.
“It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop.” Confucius.