My goodness, it feels like a dream … checking my emails and saw an interesting blog post, clicking to read the poignant article. This got me to thinking, gosh, I haven’t posted up anything for a few months now, let’s go explore. Oh my Lord —- Oct 2016 was my last entry! How on earth did that time slip occur? Where have I been to have not noticed this gaping chasm of time passing by?
No, I have not been kidnapped by aliens (not to my knowledge anyhow .. those mind wipes are great aren’t they?), nor have I been on a series of exciting adventures around the globe, necessitating the carrying of only one backpack and 3 pairs of knickers. The tomcat (FFS) has not yet succeeded in his dastardly plan to trip me up and break every bone in my hefty body; so what the heck has kept me away for so long? Honestly, I don’t know, just life I guess. Breathing, eating, working, more eating, drawing and chilling out, yep that’s about it.
What worries me is my conception of time (or lack of), its the same when I visit the hospital or the dentist …. when did you last have X,Y or Z, hmmmmm maybe 3 years ago,? Ummmm, try like 10 years!!
Where oh where and how does it all slip by? Is it that my life is so humdrum that there are no significant markers to delineate the days, weeks, months, years or even decades?
Not so, I changed jobs (albeit with the same company), moved house, took on a campsite as well as my job, had a new grandson, helped my folks move 300 miles closer, prepared for my first born son’s upcoming wedding in Poland, oh and had my second emergency hernia repair within 2 years (oooh maybe it was the double dose anaesthetic?!) and took up portrait drawing as a new hobby, having never been able to draw in all my 54 years on this planet.
I am on the final week of my summer holiday, and I just feel that I haven’t really experienced anything, just wasted precious time generally and now I want to cram everything into this final week. Time is so precious, how could I possibly have allowed myself to lose track of it so stupendously?
Well, things need to change, yes they do. Work life balance will be adjusted appropriately, in fact I am going out on the lash this afternoon, to heck with it! Admittedly its with work colleagues, who too are mourning the finality of this last week of freedom from the drudgery of paid employment. (I love my job really, I do!).
I pledge, to stay alert and cross of my diary/calendar every day so that I can physically see time passing in front of my eyes. I will set myself a challenge to remember to write once a week (which reminds me, I started a writing course who knows when, but never got round to getting on with it properly), and to read as many of your blogs/posts as possible, as I remember laughing and crying so hard with some of the funniest and most heartwarming posts back in the days when I knew what day it was, haha.
But just in case, I fall into a time warp again, I will now wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Easter, and look forward to next summer 🙂
Until the next time, myself and FFS signing off … beam me up Scottie.