Thursday, 3 July 2014
A quick catch up
It's been a bit quiet on the ol' blog this week. I unintentionally took a little break from pretty much all online activity (except for watching Blossom - man, I LOVED that show as a kid. Who am I kidding - I still love it now), due to not feeling very well. I started feeling headachey after my run on Sunday and, by Monday morning, I was feeling really sick as well. I thought perhaps going out might help, so I went to the spa with my mum. It was nice bobbing around in the thermal waters, but I spent a lot of the time trying to forget about the waves of nausea and not throw up in the pool. Ugh. Anyway, I'm still feeling a bit funky now, but nowhere near as bad so hopefully whatever it is, is on its way out.
In addition to not being well, I just wasn't in the mood for online stuff. I don't like posting things for the sake of it, so I didn't. More and more these days I find myself wanting to live in the real world and experience life as it should be - in the moment - instead of spending so much time documenting it to show others. I had a conversation about it on Wednesday with my friend, Tom who told me about someone he knows who has absolutely zero online presence. No Facebook, no Instagram, nothing. Woooow. Imagine what that must be like! I'm not going to go to that extreme - I love Instagram and blogging and the internet can be a wonderful place - but I am going to reduce the amount of time spent checking various sites. I've been doing this lately anyway, so it feels like a natural progression.
I've met up with several people this week, which is unusual for me. About 90% of my time is spent alone and I've really enjoyed having actual conversations with friends both new and old, finding out what's going on in their lives, from them, instead of via a screen. And the best bit was that nobody was checking their phone every two minutes; in fact, phones weren't checked at all, which is the sign of great company. This is most definitely something I want to spend more time doing - building relationships and spending quality time.
I felt really good after meeting up with my friend, Kate today. I've known her for several years after we met through someone else, but only really spoke online and occasionally bumped into each other out and about. We've both been through very different but pretty horrific experiences and it was so good speaking to someone who can empathise and actually understand how I feel. She is such a clever cookie in so many ways and a really inspiring woman - thank you, Kate!
My other news this week is that I start my new job tomorrow (Friday). EEEK! I am super nervous. I haven't worked for just over two years, since I got sick. I'm going to be working two days a week at a natural history charity. It seems like an interesting and pretty relaxed place to work, which is definitely what I need. So I hope I can ease back into working life gently. Also, my new boss, Jon, seems really nice and the best bit of all is that he has a Bassett hound called Elvis, WHO COMES INTO THE OFFICE. Uh-huh!! I am so psyched about this! I really hope he comes in on my days!
So that's what's been happening this week. I hope yours is going just splendidly.
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