It has been a crazy few weeks, and time has just been so very, very squished. Add a general run-downess and a tummy bug to the mix, and you have a Claire who was in bed for much of the weekend! Feeling better now, but also mighty grateful the end of term and a good old break is on the horizon.
I’m also now fighting to make time for the things that get sidelined when I’m too busy…time to read stories and catch up on the news and listen to the radio and watch documentaries and TV shows that inspire (these are few and far between, I grant you, but they do exist – I’m talking ‘The West Wing’ and ‘QI’ more than ‘American Idol’ or ‘I’m a Celebrity…’!). Time to actually talk to people, time to listen to people – whether it’s in person, or online or on the phone. Time to look after myself – I haven’t been to the doctors in over a year (am fixing that later this month), a dentist for almost five (am fixing this next month), an opticians for even longer (ditto)… Time to sleep and rest (I am fighting this one straight away – I am back to 7 or 8 hours sleep a night. It’s a wise economy on my part, I must say. If I’m well rested, I’m far more able to deal with life in general). Time to work out and stretch and dance. Time to sing and move and laugh and write. And blog!
Here’s to making time. I’m off to watch another ep of The West Wing before bed!