Friday, 11 May 2012

Perspiration or inspiration?

Formerly Inspiration or perspiration.

I had a premonition when I was working that when I stopped working my ideas and inspiration for blog posts would dry up and I am sorry to say that the premonition has come true. I do have a bit of a sixth sense. Not that I often posted about work. I think that when you are not working life takes on a different perspective. Most days at work I would come into contact with up to 200 people. On a busy day it could be many more. I do not miss them, so am unsure of the effect that they were having on my life. However, I do miss my work colleagues. Recently my life has not gone to plan and I wonder if that could be having an effect on my creativity or maybe I am just trying to do too much. When I first started to blog it was easy. I had a wealth of untold stories to tell. Now most of my tales are told and life does not seem to be so colourful.

My main aim for this year is to get on top of the garden.Consequently I am spending as much time as I can working in the garden, when the weather allows. It seems that too much time spent in the garden is making Cheshire Wife a dull girl but the rewards  from the garden can be wonderful. This stunning blue camassia and majestic yellow fritillaria imperialis are currently in flower.















I am struggling to get a balance. between work and play, as at the moment there seems to be an awful lot of balls to keep in the air. Maybe a holiday is the answer. Later today we are going away for a few days to somewhere that I have never been to before and that we have been trying to get to for a few years. I am hoping that the change of scene and fresh air will blow away the cobwebs and give me some inspiration. Otherwise it is going to be perspiration.

9 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I know how it feels to fear that the well of our imagination and ideas is running dry. But I'll bet it won't run dry as long as you blow out those cobwebs. Still, it's a scary thought. Happy gathering.

Jennyta said...

I found that it took a while to adjust to being retired. I think that we tend to feel largely defined by our work but, I must say, I would not like to go back now!

Akelamalu said...

I've found, since I retired,that I don't have as much time for blogging somehow. Or maybe it's just that I'm enjoying retirement more than blogging. The majority of my posts these days seem to be about our holidays and trips. :)

GaynorB said...

I think inspiration comes in phases and for me this is a very lean phase! I guess it will have to be perspiration...

the fly in the web said...

I find there is plenty I would like to blog about...but little time in which to do so...

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Just post your thoughts - to us blogging is partially a diary you share with friends.

Rob-bear said...

I hope your holiday is a treat. Maybe you'll have some stories to share after it's over.

Don't worry too much about not blogging. It does take time. Do what you feel like doing, and play with the flowers as much as you want.

Maggie May said...

Yes, I am in a similar position. I used to put in 3 posts a week! However, it doesn't matter as long as you keep the momentum going every now & then.
I enjoy reading your blog!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Ladybird World Mother said...

I SO know this feeling as I am feeling it too! Take a holiday, CW. And then write all about it... by the way, I LOVE your pics of flowers... gardening is brilliant and just as creative as writing. xxx