I’m thinking about blogging. Okay, thinking is not the same as doing but not doing is what has prompted me to think (if that makes sense?).
I started this blog full of the intention to post weekly, but I’m finding that sometimes life gets in the way. The past few weeks have been particularly busy for me with work (paid), work (unpaid) and various activities.
Training sessions for new volunteers at the mental health charity where I work are now in full swing, and I help with these. It’s very time-consuming but I love doing it. Never before in my life have I had a more interesting, fulfilling job.
I won a Speech Contest at my local ASC (Association of Speakers Clubs) branch. Here is a photo of my award to prove it! This has led to my entry into the Area Speech Contest to take place at Addingham Hall this Saturday (help!). So I’m busy at the moment in preparation for that. I’ve just had a go at doing my speech for Saturday on video camera to see what I look like in action. OMG! Think it’s a case of – Jean tries hard but needs more practice.
Meanwhile, I’ve been re-writing the first few chapters of my novel-in-progress. Will I ever be satisfied with this? I’ve also been busy preparing and delivering a teaching session to AMHP students at Bradford University – and doing loads of other stuff, which all seem to have come up to demand my attention at around the same time.
And I know that all this sounds like making feeble excuses while other bloggers with busier lives than mine keep up their regular posts. But I figure that occasional posts for a while are better than none, and I do intend to resume the weekly posts soon.