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May you live in interesting times. A chinese curse? Wikipedia tells me no source has been found.
Oh I can give you the source! My ex is chinese – pretty sure he whispered that curse on the wind of his departure all those many years ago…
Thanks, yes life is interesting. The relentless change raincloud hovers over my house, pounding the roof whenever I feel a little too comfortable. Sometimes, when that pressure isn’t enough, it finds holes in the tiles and causes damage inside.
When I started blogging I was caring for an aged mother, estranged from my son, and my best friend was dying. She died – regular readers know that.
Mother barely moves from one room, but lives on and on. Son appears when it suits him and I’ll take any grain of sand towards reconciliation. Bestie and I took a long, slow walk with cancer which ended abruptly, and I miss her…but I can smile at the memories now, and hear her voice in my head when I need advice. And youngest’s illness has been added to the mix since the beginning of blogging. So many challenges for this one little mind!
In many ways my blog is like a personal journal and so why do I not write longhand, in a sweet covered notebook, with a pen that fits my hand. Keep it next to my bed and reach for it before sleep.
I wanted the connection with others. Wanted others to read my words and validate my writing. I want to be a writer.
I got so much more than I bargained for! Regular contact with new laptop friends worldwide. So many fabulous words to read of wonderful writers I’d otherwise not have found. And of course the sharing of challenges, our stories. My interesting life is no more interesting than yours 😉
I want to be a writer. And yet I keep it anonymous. I don’t link to facebook, I don’t tweet (I don’t tweet!), I don’t give you my name. I don’t know how to grow readership, or have work freshly pressed. (Do I even want that? Yes definitely! And no, maybe not.)
Thanks for reading this little journal blog, and letting me think I can write 🙂
is this middle age
sandwich generation phase
nest emptying fast
What are your challenges? What phase are you going through?