The last few weeks have been insane – wonderful in so many ways and plain busy in others.
I usually have pretty good energy levels, but I’ve found that the more I’ve been stretched at work the less energy I’ve had to put into other things. Finding a way to switch off in the evening has been tough and I tend to find that, as soon as I lay down to go to sleep, my mind fills with all the things of the day that need thought.
There are competing priorities too.
My wife is number one priority, and just making time to be with her is important. Not just being there physically either, but actually giving her attention is important. Too often I can be in the same room as someone and my mind be somewhere else entirely. It’s a useful trick on occasions, but not great for a relationship.
Then there’s things like work and church stuff. Both of which I enjoy immensely but can take various levels of attention and dedication.
Oh, and there’s me. I require a certain level of input and exercise. I have noticed recently that I’ve been generating a lot of material without getting a lot of input. It’s the kind of thing that leaves the creative tank empty. Plus, I have a mind and body that needs looking after. I need exercise – and that just takes time.
So the blog has been put to one side for a while. I’d like it to come back soon, but honestly, if you’d like to hear more from me you’d be better making friends on Facebook than reading this.
All that being said, I wanted to share this picture with you. On Monday I was on one of the passenger ferries from Tower Bridge to Embankment following a meeting. The weather was beautiful. On the 15 minute journey we passed, The Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the Shard, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern… certainly beat sitting on the Circle Line.