Where have you gone Jo? I have received this question so so so so many times over the last few months. And the person who has asked this more than anyone else is me. Every time, my answer has been the same. “It has been crazy busy but things are going to slow down after this week.” And then it would move to after the next week. And the next. And and and…
Does this ever happen to you? You get caught up in that swirl of trying to balance what you want to do, what you need to do and what you have to do. Blogging doesn’t seem to fit on the list of “need to do” items, but for me, it has become surprisingly important. There is something very grounding about finding a direction for my thoughts and feelings. The nebulous and unclear suddenly become meaningful opportunities to learn or view life from a new perspective. And between you, me and the internet, I could use a few extra perspective shifts.
But lately (and by lately, I mean the past few months), time seems to be in short supply. My earlier post about daylight savings time made me laugh but it also caused me to notice that I truly have felt the hours disappearing before me. I can’t help but smile at this little snippet of irony as my belief is that time is basically a big honkin’ illusion (this would be the same illusion that I have allowed into the driver’s seat of my life over the past few months).
As of this moment, I am once again under the impression that normality is about to be restored (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – I heart you!). Please keep in mind that I’m not actually sure what “normal” is, but I do sense more quiet moments ready to break up the incessant scheduling. I don’t know. I guess I’ll see what happens after this post. But for now, for this moment, I feel good and I am hopeful.
Big big hugs to all of you. I have missed you tremendously and hope you are doing well. Jo