I had it in mind to write today’s post about networks and community following my visit to Yarndale this weekend.
I’ve been trying to write it in my head and on the screen off and on al day but I just haven’t been able to crystallise what it is I am trying to say.
For reasons I’m not quite ready to share yet, my motivation levels are sub zero the past couple of days and I think that cheerleading when I am not genuinely feeling it would be disingenuous. If there’s one thing I want to use this blog for, it’s to tell the truth. It may not be pretty but this isn’t instagram!!!
So I’m learning to stop trying to force it.
Some days, weeks, months, things just aren’t forthcoming. That’s just how it is every now and then. Trying to make it otherwise is like trying to staple jelly to the wall (to quote Baz Luhrman), or like trying to hold on to sand.
In such situations, I often find that either doing nothing or doing something completely different is the most sensible course of action. I wrote a lot about that in my post about taking time to eat pie.
So my planned post can wait until next week, or until I can get more clarity on what I want to say about that subject (and I do have a lot to say!).
This year of life lessons blog series is intended to be a challenge and this week it feels like it. I often need time to reflect on situations before being able to fully assess what I think about them or form a position on something and this week time is against me.
But here is my opportunity to learn, because there is always opportunity to learn! My lessons are those of patience and time, and trusting that things will work out how they are meant to.
So, I’m going to keep this short and go eat hearty food whilst watching Great British Bake Off on catch up. Funnily enough I think it’s pie week…