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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

taking stock

I have been a ‘blogger’ for a year now (actually a year and two weeks).  I wouldn’t say that I have taken the blogging world by storm and no one could accuse me of writing when I had nothing to say.  Six weeks between posts is not unusual.  In fact there are a couple of un-finished posts that never made it onto the page.  As I write this I have a 5 year old calling out to be helped with something, the garden is rapidly turning into a jungle after all the spring rain, there’s a load of washing in the machine, a pair of curtains to be shortened and the usual housework needing to be done.  That is the mundane stuff.  Then there is the piece to write for a concert in October 2011 – an actual performance, with my name already in the brochure, so I’d better get on with it.  There is a course to prepare for July next year: books to read, lectures to plan – and 15 students already enrolled so, again, I’d better get on with it.  A year has made a difference.  Writing music is back on the agenda and the cogs move a little more smoothly than they did this time last year.  I haven’t strayed too far from the path that I wanted to be on this year and things are starting to fall into place, slowly.  I am beginning to see where I would like to be in five years time.  And as far as the land of blog goes, in many ways it has been a revelation to me.  There are so many interesting and inspiring things out there and although I don’t have much time to meander in blogland, I often come upon lovely things that make me think about something in a new way.  I enjoy the community of people who think and write about the things that interest them.  So although I now have a toddler about to have a meltdown, a load of washing to hang out, and a book about phenomenology to read, I will continue to post things and put my thoughts out there and read what others have to say.