The last few weeks have been difficult. I got bronchitis and was completely incapacitated for ten days. My husband’s ticker began tocking causing great alarm. I was offered some freelance work which of course set off my deadline anxiety disorder. The decluttering and packing ground to a stop and I began to feel overwhelmed.
Thank goodness for Lyn at http://theamateurweeder.blogspot.ca/ and her love of lists.
Reading her latest post I realized that making a list was the way to get structure and regain control of my life. I used to have lists. When I worked in health care I was highly organized. At home though I wanted to let all that go and the attitude has carried on into my current work from home career. Very enjoyable it has been too, until this point.
Now among several new lists is one for the blog.
Goal-10 posts a month on specific days and under five (elastic) headings
Book Review-as part of Roses and Other Gardening Joys meme plus at least one more
Personalities/History -I’m longing to do something on plant hunters
Saving the Planet -I had never intended to have this as a topic but it kept creeping in
Gardens/Travel-I love visiting gardens, I’ve got tours of Vancouver Island and San Diego lined up
Opinions/Reflections-if the mood strikes me I have a slot for it. Blue Moon stuff in here too.
I’ve now got a template into which I can enter ideas and a much needed writing schedule.
Its wobbly but its there and I’m awash with relief.
|Martin Frobisher hangs out beside my bedroom window|