Friday, 27 December 2013
Where There's A Will?
Wearing an earthy green this time, more traditional than that Coca-Cola-red, I like that he carries in his belt and hands some broom twigs, a drum, a wand, a branch lit with three candles, and a little blue doll. Over his back is a sack of presents, yet the items in his belt and hands seem more like his tools, like the Magician's implements, while the sack is what he is carrying for others. What then are his tools? Light to guide his way, a broom to clear his path, a drum to announce his presence, and walking stick to help him along rough patches, and a doll, perhaps as a reminder of why he does what he does...
It's curious, having really struggled to post daily this week has made me think about what this blog means to me, and what I'm going to do when the new baby arrives. Although the issue this week has been a lack of time as our childcare for Big Boy fell through, having a new baby will probably have a similar effect, if not worse.
I've been blogging daily since the 19th of January 2011, nearly three years without missing a day! There's one bit of me that feels where there's a will, there's a way, a very Magician-like attitude. There's another bit which acknowledges that pushing myself that way may not be the best thing for either me or the baby. However, I'm also conscious that without a structure, I could feel quite chaotic.
I enjoy the chance this daily blog gives me to take a little time to reflect on my day, what I hope from it, what I might do. It's also a way to connect with other bloggers, a bit of on-line socialising that I really value. Of course, that socialising would continue even if I did drop my posts to once or twice a week... Well, I have some time still to think about it, and would be glad of suggestions from others - what works for you and why?
I am grateful for the blogging community.