Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Photo Courtesy of Jude McBean

Photo Courtesy of Jude McBean

 

It could mean autumn turning to winter or day turning to night. For me, it means getting older and life getting a little harder. At times, I dread the change that will inevitably come. Other times, I look forward to change, depending on it to make necessary (often difficult) progress…

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Changing My Point of View: A Picture Story

I’ve acknowledged that I’m guilty of what I accuse others of: thinking my point of view is the correct one or the only one even.

The snow started in earnest this week. It gave me an idea for a picture post.  I like what HSBC (bank) do with their marketing where they use pictures to show difference perspectives so you could say I “borrowed” their idea on this blog post.

Beautiful

My home at Montgarrie Steading

My home at Montgarrie Steading

Dangerous

Beautiful

Dangerous

My home at Montgarrie Steading

My home at Montgarrie Steading

Please excuse me as I figure out whether “snow” is beautiful or dangerous…

 

 

Does this post count?

You know what’s really strange? When I was drowning in work, studies, housework and all the other activities I “volunteered” for, I had more blogging time. But now that studies are finished and there’s significantly more time on my hands, I haven’t written a real post in a while. How bizarre!

I think it might be that I tend to be frightfully organised when I have a lot to do. I schedule EVERYTHING into my calendar. For instance, “draft a blog post” used to come up on Sunday 9.30pm and if I was happy with the post, I’d schedule it to publish at some date in the future.

Now, I keep telling myself I have loads of time – surely I’ll blog more, write more but it hasn’t worked out that way. I once heard someone say, ‘If you want something done, give it to a busy person.’ How else can I explain doing NaNoWriMo 2011 (where I wrote over 50,000 words in 30 days) when I was neck deep in school work, office work and house work but this year, I just skived it.

Honestly, I think I needed a break. At first, I was bored senseless. Then over time, I began to enjoy the silence that generated from not doing anything. I felt an odd peace that meant I got comfortable loitering.

As great as this irresponsible loitering has been, I need to re-engage now. My left hand’s twitching. I start a new chapter of my life next year with a new job in January. It’s really exciting and I’m looking forward to throwing all my (now latent) passion at it. I can’t wait. I also plan to throw some love at this blog and get cracking with more frequent posting. I may get shot for failing on that promise but please remember that I always rise again – and I’ll always write, if not here then somewhere….in my notebook, or on a blank Word document or behind my napkin at dinner. Hopefully, it won’t come to that.

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