I’m in a very strange place today. I don’t feel like I’ve had any energy for so long and I haven’t had enough time to recover this weekend. I really, really, really wish I could call off tomorrow, but we are just too busy at work.
This is the first summer I’ve worked full time in since my son was born 13 years ago. I know I should be grateful and count my blessings and all the rest of it, but to be honest? I don’t feel like I’m having a summer. I hate that. I wish I could go back to part time again. I really like my job, but I’m feeling fried all the time lately.
“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” — Emile Zola
I heard this quote today in a eulogy for a dear church friend who died way too young. She lived her life out loud.
Normally, I like to post a happy Friday song in anticipation of the weekend. But today, it’s my last day at the beach and it’s raining, and I’m grumpy.
Unfortunately my days of this song being relevant are long over, but ladies and gents, I present the immortal Dylan song “Rainy Day Women #14 & #5” as performed by the greatest band of all time.
So today is day 30, which means its the last day of the blogathon. I have 15 followers, most of whom are not people I know- wow! Thanks! I managed to post 28 days out of 30, even though a lot of those posts were just links to videos.
I’ve been thinking about where I want to take this blog in the future. I don’t like writing short off-the-cuff posts that feel more like diary entries than something I’d want to actually read. I’m planning to write one or two more thought-out posts every week about one of the priorities that matter to me, interspersed with some randomness. People seem to like my Friday videos, so I’ll keep doing those. If there’s something you’ve liked that you want to see more of, please let me know.
I’m in the midst of making my skirt, so that will be the next “real” post.
Thanks for reading! Hope to see more of you.