I’m not going to talk much about the last quarter in this post. In fact I’m not going to talk much at all because with everything that’s going on at work and all the other things I’m trying to do at home, I’m pretty much terminally exhausted.
So I’m giving you some pictures instead, of my garden, a few trips I’ve been on and, of course, Dog. Who is still going strong, albeit a lot more slowly and with a few creaky joints:
Thanks to this complete lack of energy I’ve not been able to keep up with my WWI blogging schedule, or write up the reviews that I normally would. Rather than letting it stress me out, I’ve decided to take a breath and step back from all but the most necessary tasks for the foreseeable future. I’m going to focus on work and keeping myself mentally and physically healthy and that’s pretty much it. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any blog posts until October and the next quarterly, it just means I’m not promising anything which lifts a huge amount of internally created pressure off me.
If it sounds a bit bleak, I promise it’s not. I’m simply telling myself, and all of you, that my priorities have been narrowed down to the basics and I do not HAVE to find the energy to do anything else. That doesn’t mean I can’t do anything if I feel I want to, just that I don’t have to. Given how my mind works I know that if I do this now I’ll have relieved enough pressure to ensure I don’t fall over. That way I’ll be in a fit state to take full advantage once a lull finally appears on my horizon (which at the moment looks rather crowded and forbidding).
But enough about me. I hope that you are all well, happy and having a lovely summer. Dog and I send you all much love and positivity for the months ahead!