Friday, October 7, 2011

The time is now

Believe it or not I've had to escape into my house to write this post. At this moment I have a backyard full of some thirty to forty guys (hubby's workmates) who are here for dinner because it's hubby's turn to host the monthly barbecue.

I'm sure that there's a lot more here than hubby's immediate work group though, meals at our place tend to get a bit like that and we end up with hordes of visitors.

My concern for any Adelaide based people, I hope your cars don't break down tonight because every mobile road service person is in my backyard at the moment, or it seems that way.

Now to what I wanted to share. Usually at night when I'm writing, I have the television on as background noise and I watch bits and pieces of different shows. This week I was watching Criminal Minds and the killers signature statement was 'The time is now'.

What a great saying, not in terms of killing or threatening someone, but as a motivating statement. Not tomorrow, not next week - but the time is now. Time to start something new, complete a challenge, find a new job, organise your life, start an exercise plan.

It was while watching this show that I decided I needed to do some sorting and that I needed to get a little organised. Okay contain your laughter at the thought of me needing to get more organised.

What I 've done is decide long and hard which blogs I will continue to read and visit on a regular basis and which ones I will move to my favourites tab for an occasional read. I was trying valiantly to read way too many and not doing any of them justice with commenting or valuing what had been written.

Is it a question of prioritising, I'm not sure what you call it. I read so many fantastic blogs but some nights I find that I'm rushing from one to the next and not enjoying them like I used to because there's simply not enough hours to do it all.

I was also adamant that I had to write every day, but I find some days that's not even possible to fit in. So I 've given up beating myself up about not commenting on blogs every day - believe that I read and enjoy what I read even if I don't always comment. I also don't have palpitations when I don't find time to write a post every day (well not much anyway)

I would much rather write quality and miss a day every now and again then churn out rubbish because I'm rushing to get words on paper. I'm lucky enough that I now spend all day, every day, writing and creating (and getting paid to do it - who would have ever thought????) so I don't quite suffer the withdrawal that I used to.

Now that I've satisfied my writing addiction for the day, I'd best be showing my face outside again and not being totally unsociable, although the urge to curl up on the lounge in front of the television is immense. Ahhh the things we do.

Once they've had a few more drinks and the crowd thins a bit then hopefully I can vanish back inside and catch up on my reading for the week. Have a great weekend all,

Cheers, Fi


  1. when real life and virtual life collide, choices have to be made. i can understand that!!

  2. Did you do it? Get organized? Show me how? LOL. It is a nice thought. Just when I think I have the chaos under control, bam, I go to the beach...I hope you continue to write regularly (and read my blog too). BTW, I did relax a bit at the beach. I took a 3 hr nap on Saturday afternoon. I can't remember the last time I took a nap! It was heaven. I so needed this past weekend.


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