There is also the part of cleaning the soul up and I realize this is what I have done, just for a little bit but with results.
I did it by stopping doing the dishes and making the beds and instead diving into quotes from one of my favorite authors – John O’Donohue – for about an hour, looking for them and reading and reflecting.… Read more
I woke up feeling absolutely not up to do accounting today, which was the plan, and had to decide if I ‘dared’ re-prioritize.
This afternoon we are going to the gym (in shifts) with Jay, long over due. And then shopping. So I only have limited time and I already feel fed up, especially after a Tuesday where my mood was really sub par.… Read more
I’ve decided to use the next 60 posts with Robinson Crusoe.
That is, I’ll write about an aspect of my upcoming live-talk about ‘the real Robinson Crusoe’ – Alexander Selkirk, and do illustrations when needed.
That way I’ll be finished in good time before my first booking in February-ish, and I’ll not stress – hopefully.… Read more
Today we had our long-awaited meeting with the midwife who was there when Jay was born, and who explained to us in greater detail why he was born with a (for us) shock cesarean op.
I think she made her point well, and at a time when we were better able to listen.… Read more
We’re still waiting for Jay to come, and doing all sorts of preparations, and then … sometimes just waiting. That’s how it is for first time parents, I’m sure.
And tonight I’m tired because of clients and family visits and said preparations, so I found a post I wrote before any of this ‘father-stuff’ was into the picture.… Read more
Spent today doing business before noon and writing after noon – which is as it should be.
Because soon my ability to plan anything with regularity will be turned upside down again, when Jay arrives. So I’d better spend time well until then.
But it’s okay – that things are like this.… Read more
A strange day, when work/meetings with two clients got cancelled for various reasons and I just kind of drifted, feeling restless.
But I had a good time to walk into a City-a-little-closer-to-spring and sit down at a central square with a sandwich and think of things.
I decided that despite the sudden ‘free hours’ there was nothing I had to do.… Read more
Today I went to see St Joan (Bernard Shaw’s play) which quickened me a bit. Which was good, because I felt grey inside, as if mist had taken up residence in my heart – or swirled dangerously close.
I felt cut off from something vital, perhaps from supportive social circles for some of my higher goals of life, such as this blog and other things.… Read more
Yesterday and the day before that I felt the first effects, I believe, of my Internet detox.
To reiterate: No internet, except 15 min of mail in the morning, two quick news checks and perhaps looking for another blog to comment on.
+What is absolutely necessary for work, of course – but nothing else.… Read more
So last night when I came home after a friendly meeting with PL (which was wonderful), I felt … a lot better.
Not so much because of the meeting but because, I strongly suspect …
- that I had not checked email all day except in the morning and during a few workhours for a client when I had to check some of his instructions
- that I had not checked news or anything else on the Internet all day since morning
- when I had only checked the national and BBC, plus searched for blogs that I’d like to comment on …
And I didn’t do any of that either when I came home.… Read more