A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Haven't blogged in a while...

and I'm not sure if I should. If I start again
I um-ed and ah-ed about blogging off and on during the past 14 months. I was tired, sick, stressed.... tired, sick, stressed... you know how it goes... A never ending cycle of feeling horrible. During  the winter months last year I was barely surviving... staggering into work, back into the car and into the house. Blogging was the furthest thing from my mind.

I also tend to write what I think, which is probably not too great especially when I'm something of a public servant. I didn't... and don't want to talk about work... not just for fear of being indiscreet but also for the fact I'd just be inflicting pain on others. Suffice to say I love and hate my job at the same time. It can be an all-consuming thing if I'm not careful but so far, the "love" part of the job has not been subsumed by the "hate" part. Strong boundaries is the key remedy for the chaos that I go to three times a week and the notion that I work for God and not for man is another thing that makes the thing more palatable.

I took up Jazzercise just over a year ago because I was desperate to feel better. I was ready to try anything. In the early days it felt like a self-inflicted form of masochism with loud music blaring in the background.The loud music is still very much a feature of these bi-weekly sessions but at least now I know why the hands go here and the legs go there. Now if only I can get them to synchronize a bit better...

I've also gone back to Uni. I use the expression "gone back" rather more metaphorically than literally as I'm studying online for a Masters in Education (what else?). Now that I've finished the Cert IV in Training and Assessment and realised a few things about studying online, I'm taking the plunge again.
My first Masters was many, many moons ago but it was mostly research. I was going to wait a bit but the truth is, I ain't getting any younger.

I do miss blogging and writing in general. I was dabbling with fiction from time to time last year but the horrifying truth of life is that I'm not getting any younger. Youth is really wasted on the young.


  1. Please keep writing! Every time I read your posts, my vocabulary expands! XD


    The world is flat: Flat broke. The joie de-vivre is gone for both young and old, and wont be back until the second coming LOL.

    Here in Britain, with record temperatures, people are feeling listless and forlorn (Don't believe the hype, no one I know is rejoicing over the new royal arrival).

    If what Gerald Celente says is true, then our degrees are nothing more than "degrees in worthlessness", (may not be true for masters though:) So dance on.


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