Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day...

...in Melbourne is a wet and grey one... That sort of damp, drizzly weather that keeps everyone home in the warm... I am no different although we plan to go out later this afternoon for a little while...

Hmmm... not much to say really... Life is slowly returning to some routine now that I am working full time again... Would you believe I have been at my new job just shy of a month - how time flies when you are having fun!!!! But in fact time seems to have become lightening speed - we seem to be rushing through this year - it is nearly tax time again - that always tends to mark the middle of the year. Again I feel a little frustrated as I feel like I have been walking around in circles really not achieving as much as I would have liked to by now... Yes, I can hear you say that my year up until six weeks ago has been a bit of a waiting game because of my op etc...


I have decided that a physical list may be in order - there is nothing more satisfying than being able to cross something off a list and declare it 'a done deal'... At the moment everything seems to just whirl around in my mind with no end result...

I think also now that I am part of the
CQRR over in a craft forum I need to 'have my wits about me and organize my time a little more effectively as to get these done as they arrive... I am expecting the first block to arrive any day now - mine have reached their first port of call in Queensland - I didn't realise that by the end of this RR my blocks will have traveled to New Zealand, England and America... I knew that they were going overseas but I didn't realise they were about to circumnavigate the globe. Now I wish... If wishes were horses beggars would ride my mother used to say...

On a similar note I have noticed that some of my regular blog reads have taken 'a leave of absences' citing in most cases similar reasons as I have just said - that time seems to have got away from them and there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to do everything and that it was time for a breather from the blogging world until they sort out their real life...


I wonder whether it is 'a chicken or the egg' type thing - less time or just more to do in the same time frame... Unfortunately whatever it is - it seems to have the same effect for most people - it brings everything to a standstill - nothing then, of course, is achieved... We live in such a fast paced world where one has to be constantly 'in the race' - but I do wonder at times if we are like the mythical lemmings blindly racing to the cliff's edge... We are such a consumer driven society where we are constantly bombarded with images of 'the perfect life' providing we subscribe to whatever is being flogged at the times...

I don't know whether it is because I am the age I am or whether I am having some epiphany, but as I look around I question why I have collected the things I have over my life... Does it give one some sort of security or does it give one a sense of self - a bench mark to who one is in the world... I have noticed over the last 12 months or so that the urge to 'must have' is lessening... Yes, of course there are things that I would like to have but the urge to 'have them now' is all but gone... I have started to cull things that I have held onto for years - I look at them and I know that it is time for them to go to a new home... In an odd way as I do this I have the image of a snake shedding its skin - something that no longer 'fits' and has to be shed...

I sense wanting more from my life, but not in the material sense - but as yet I haven't an answer to what I do want. I learnt a very long time ago that we tend to distract ourselves with various means - addictions can at times come under this heading- rather than face what we need to... Is this - blogging- in some ways just another distraction... Yes, I agree that the comp is a wonderful tool - but I wonder, do we at times allow it to become 'the master' instead of 'the servant' it should be...

I am not sure why I am going down this path - it has been something that I have pondered about over the last few months - no, I haven't an answer to it all but I think that since I have noticed the number of people opting out of blogging land lately I wonder if it isn't all connected somehow... I would be interested in 'hearing' what others think...

4 comments:

Calidore said...

Waving at you in agreement. What a thought provoking post - makes me realise I need to sit back and decide more of what I want and need to do with my life.

I'm so glad the job is going well and you are enjoying yourself. It really doesn't seem a month since you started.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with the family.

Gina E. said...

You put your thoughts in writing so well, Sharon - food for thought as always, but without indigestion - lol! I also wonder how long I will continue blogging, although I am considering taking it a step further and eventually putting my entire linen collection online in a blog form, but not at random like Patra's Place. Of course, I'll have to get that rotten digital camera working first...
But I do enjoy writing on my blog - don't feel the urge to do it every day - just when I have something to write about. The same applies to the blogs I read - whenever I get there is when I read them, not feeling obligated to do it daily or even weekly.
Those CQ blocks you have just received look soooo tempting to stitch on! I can just see myself having a go one day...NOOOO! Stop me if I do! Enuff is enuff.
Hope work is happy and fulfilling for you. Yeah, I know you get tired, don't we all.. I missed Toastmasters tonight because I am still exhausted from the weekend, then cleaning 3 houses today....
Anyway, the money helps to fund my addiction, which is another topic you mentioned on your post, but I'm not going to go there...

Val said...

I've noticed that the little online community of bloggers I am part of is slowing down in the number of posts and comments made, myself included.

Quite a few bloggers, aside from working and running a household and family, are involved with crafts and that is always time-consuming. For myself, I've never been into crafts, but just recently I did a weekend course on oriental bookbinding and it has been consuming my thoughts ever since! So I find I'm spending less time blogging but wouldn't like to give it up because it is stimulating, a good counterpoint to other activities, and it's FUN! And I'd miss my blogger buddies...

Tannia said...

Sharon - I am going through a cleansing period too - ridding myself of old projects that are half done (sending them on to someone who will finish them), selling or giving away charts Ill never stitch, minimising those crafts I have tried once and will probably never do again...... I've just turned 40, am working full time, sole parenting my little man, studying part-time, and I don't have time for all the clutter.

I think that it is cathartic to go through the cleaning period every once in a while...it makes room for new and beautiful things to happen.