I was surprised when I looked at the calendar to see that it's only two months since I retired - it feels as though it ought to have been longer! But I'm pleased about the timescale as I've become aware that my new life has not really developed any rhythms of its' own and I've been wondering why!
Some things are happening - the house is (marginally) cleaner for a start and I've joined a Pilates class and a walking group. I got into, lost, and regained the habit of going into my workroom each morning and doing whatever calls me.
But there are some things that I want to do that aren't happening. I want to make more time for reading - at the moment reading during the day still feels very decadent, I want to be out of the house more and I want to make better use of this blog.
Changes in the health and well-being of a couple of close family members have made demands on my time, but life is always going to throw such things into the mix so I have to work around them.
Reading and going out more are things I can give myself a stern "talking to" about and will happen as I continue to adjust, but I do need to ponder the blog usage. I enjoy the communication side of blogging but I also want to use it to record my quilting progress, my ideas and decision making. There are bloggers who illustrate and discuss the different stages of their work, which I find interesting to read. I also think that recording my thoughts in this way would help me clarify them more. Idaho Beauty's blog is a good example of this approach.
So why isn't this happening? One thing I struggle with is getting photos onto the blog once I've rembered to take them, which is the other stumbling block! Technically it isn't a problem but it seems so long winded, camera in hand, photos taken, camera linked up to PC, photos transferred and saved, cropped if necessary and finally uploaded to blog. Am I missing something that would make this task easier? I've tried the camera on my phone, but more often than not find the wireless failing at some point. Perhaps it needs a change of attitude rather than a change of technique!