I just wanted to quickly apologise for the tar-like speed of my responses to comments lately, and even worse, keeping up with your blogs. I’ve seriously let my email account get out of control and have been neglecting everyone.
Sometimes I go through periods where I can write – posts, statuses – but I struggle to actually talk WITH people. I can spew out words, but I can’t really connect. Maybe this is one of those periods of time. It’s been a huge festive season! It’s also very hot here in Australia, with temperatures getting up to 45 degrees celsius!
Next week is scaring me – ‘life’ starts again. These summer holidays have been the first time I’ve felt on holidays for years. When you don’t have a life, you don’t have any reason to go on holidays. Weekends and public holidays only affect you in that maybe some things are closed. The rest of it is pretty much the same. But this holiday period, not only did I have things to be on holiday from – volunteer work, ballet – but I went away a few times to stay with friends (who are my family) and I celebrated the season with them. It felt like holidays. There was a change in the pace of my life, and for the first time in months I felt relaxed instead of stressed.
I know, it’s lame for me to be stressed, my life is so laid back compared to most people’s lives – but it’s a challenge for ME.
I know I’ll be fine next week – and I’m looking forward to the challenges this year has for me. I’m also enjoying knowing that there will be more holiday periods to come – real ones. More fun, more travelling (for real – I’m going camping in Easter!!)
How were your holidays, and what has the new year got in store for you?
Thank you for your patience with my chronic tardiness!