I’ve been missing a few posts recently, haven’t I? Last week was taken up with preparing and helping to man the Beatles’ Festival at my local church. You know when you say yes straight away and it’s a bad idea? This was one of those.
When I said yes the business was still quite quiet, I didn’t have the blog, nor the Facebook group, nor plans to write or expand into proofreading. I had time to help. As the months have gone by, my time has become increasingly precious and valuable to me but I’ve still helped as much as I could when asked. Website, banner, Friday night dance, setting up, tidying, selling tickets, talking, sponsoring the Twitter frame… I’ve been kept busy.
The event has passed. It’s left me tired, with a twisted knee from climbing up and down one night to take down the quilts, and the bitter feeling that perhaps… just perhaps… it wasn’t worth it.
I have been happier since it finished though. I can relax, get on with the next step in my life (get writing the Christmas book, for one thing) and find my hygge again.
So this month I am doing just that: relaxing with friends, signing on to a new course to train as a proofreader, writing about Christmas in the middle of July (listening to Christmas music on my headphones at work) and looking forward to spending time with the people I love most: my family.
And my hygge? Gin and tonic at a restaurant in Liverpool at lunchtime today, afternoon tea with my American friend at the Maritime Museum tomorrow, watching a DVD on Friday with my family and reading…. above all reading anything and everything.
What’s your top hygge this week?
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