About three or four weeks ago lockdown appeared to have suddenly hit me. For a strong Yorkshire Lass like me, it felt strange. It wasn’t that I was suffering from Covid, it was just that, with the potential of our slowly starting to return to some form of normality, I began to wonder what was normal. Over the last, probably 3 or 4 years I have been, albeit the fact that I am actually retired, working fairly constantly. Because I have been building my writing mentoring business. Dedicating my time to researching, learning, and passing along all I have learnt to those who need assistance.
So why, I asked myself, did I suddenly feel deflated. Unable to find any enthusiasm for the work I so dearly love. I wasn’t sure. But what I did find was that I didn’t want to get up in the morning. And having done, so I didn’t want to start working. My delight at chatting to people was waning. In fact, I was beginning to feel bored and fed up. I couldn’t work out why.
So, to try and help me resolve these issues I chose to take time-
And so that’s what I’ve been doing.
I tidied my desk, put work on hold, and then sat down and looked at all the writing work that was sat on my laptop that I hadn’t yet finished. It proved to be quite extensive. And so I decided to sort it into Most important, should be completed within 18 months, and can be done anytime soon. This meant I now had a goal. Haha and there is me telling people about setting goals, and this is the first time I’ve done it for a while. I smacked my hand for being naughtier and not practicing what I preach.
Now, having been well and truly told off, if only in my mind, I sat down and re-
So, what has all this thinking and surmising done for me? Well, it’s left me realising that I should be honest to myself about the way I feel. But not just myself. I’m not going to pretend and say everything is hunky-
The point really is, that if I am to have you believe in me then I have to be honest with you on all things. And that includes how I feel, even to the point of perhaps sharing those odd moments when I feel fed-
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