Getting practical 2


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Back to blogging….moving with my interests as always…..

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This year I am noticing a need to spend energy on practical things….and less time in my head…

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Luckily I am also feeling a bit better….a little more energy….less pain

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And one of the things that’s allowed me to do is return to my teenage obsession with knitting….only even more so

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Charity knitting with other people’s leftover yarn…..and about to learn how to do  socks….with British wool….because I want to knit with care

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And I’m finally, after a long time, back to regular gardening….in small doses…and I’m loving it

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Turning the small garden we inherited, from firs and shrubs….to informal & wildlife-friendly…it’s slow work….but that’s ok

 

And I’m working on my short stories….taking Bobby to dog training & agility after a year’s hiatus….and I’ve even been putting the request out for paid work….from home…up to 6hrs a week….maybe HR/training-related….maybe not…but def low stress

Of course, if I could get paid for 6 hours of….writing….gardening…knitting…dog care….I’d be a very happy Alison

Maybe there’s a way….

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2 thoughts on “Getting practical

  • Cathryn

    It sounds like things are moving in a very positive direction for you at the moment which is great! I’m really pleased that you have a bit more energy and the pain has decreased. Finding your way back to the things you love doing, and learning new things is definitely good for your over all sense of wellbeing, in my opinion, so I hope your gentle approach means you can continue to make steady progress with your garden and knitting.

  • Alison Clayton-Smith Post author

    Thanks, Cathryn. I just need to keep it steady and not get too over-enthusiastic, which I have been doing a bit, and then paying for it. I’ve been watching your commitment to your art and it has been inspiring. It has also shown me that though I do enjoy drawing and painting, I don’t have the desire to persist in the same way. In fact I’d go so far as to say it was a substitute for knitting and gardening when I could do very little of either. Interestingly, I am more ambivalent on writing, but that might be because it feels more like ‘work’ 🙂