Going With The Flow (Of Life)

Some weeks it just goes quiet here at the blog.

I’m in awe of bloggers who can stick to a steady schedule. My hobby blog is a ‘nice to do’ not a ‘must do’ – which undoubtedly is why I love being here so much, it is never a chore, and my decision to keep it non-commercial, for me, means it’s a nice place to be. I can choose what I write and when. Other elements of my life are much more time critical, and some of my responsibilities have to be prioritised – there is no leeway.

Fortunately my recent ‘busy’ was good ‘busy’. We had plans and activities as a family that we were all looking forward to, and enjoyed immensely.

Some ‘busy’ isn’t so pleasant. For example this week exactly a year ago, as a family we had just stepped into unchartered (and scary) territory – a place we did not want to go, yet had no choice. The epitome of bad busy.

I much prefer this Novembers ‘busy’.

Another reason why my blog schedule can sometimes appear erratic, is that I write in real-time. My posts appear as they come to me. I do not build up a bank of posts. This is because I go with the flow of life.

It is this philosophy that means even bad busy can be met with positive anticipation of a good outcome regardless of how much the odds may be stacked firmly in the wrong direction.

‘When you are going through hell, keep going.’ Sir Winston Churchill.  A great quote this soon after Remembrance Sunday.

I’m back, and (as you know if you’ve been here for a few years) once Remembrance Sunday has been commemorated it’s time to kick off Simply Being Mum’s Christmas posts for real. See you Friday.




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  • Amy@MoreTimeThanMoney November 17, 2016, 10:53 pm

    That’s why we read Jo, because it’s authentic. Honestly, I’d be a bit suss if you kept to some kind of perfect schedule with everything else that goes with family life!
    I’m having a bit of a weird November as mother nature is really kicking our butts at the moment – this week alone there has been floods, tornados, windy-cold-crappiness (I’m in the southern hemisphere, so it’s meant to be getting nicer), and over 1000 earthquakes. A reminder that going with the flow is all you can do – and I will be keeping Winston’s words in mind.

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