For once, I listened to the Queen’s speech. This was not just because I was in the room at the same time the TV was on, (the Japes’ abode continues to be TV free,) I clicked on the link to listen after I’d noted the headlines referring to reflection… and on listening heard Her Majesty voice the feeling that had been at the back of my mind for a while, about balancing action and reflection.
I always have been, and always will be an active person. But, I know myself well enough. I need time and space to myself on quite a large scale to maintain that activity. I can be in the public arena for so long, then need to vanish. Hopefully, this will be the start of a whole eight days of minimal contact with the human race, to restore that much needed sense of balance.
This is what writing and blogging has always been about for me.. and it’s been removed from me lately, with the presence in my everyday life of someone who doesn’t get social media or blogging… yet, has delved into it enough to have pulled up inter-actions I made several years ago. None of which I’m bothered by, but I am bothered by the fact someone would do that, and tell me so. I’m bothered that someone feels the need to do that. Yet, if someone who interacted with me via that media as well as in real life had noted those comments, I would just smile.
The now not so new job didn’t help in all of this. It’s taken a bit of getting used to, people dynamics-wise, and I’m clear, after a term, that keeping work and my own life separate is going to be the best policy.
Nor did a massive hiccup in the Japes’ sibling relationships department help. Maybe not handled particularly well at the time, but I’m comfortable with where it’s got to… and, well, if the rest of the family don’t like it, I can live with that.
I had a go at private journaling again… I’ve giggled at the attempts – I don’t half lose a sense of perspective if I don’t think anyone else is going to see what I write!
So, you unlucky readers, who think I’ve vanished from the blogging scene… I’m back!! Happy Christmas.