Pumpkin's Positive Post: Everything's Going My Way...

United Kingdom
June 13, 2017 1:06pm CST
...OK, maybe not 'everything' but some things are looking good. I keep flitting from one thing to another, unable to focus. I have been finding it difficult to make decisions recently - partly because I'm not very good at such things, I always want to do everything but also because of not knowing if it is the right decision. Well, today, I finally made an actual decision. A sensible one, I believe. I've been wanting to leave my PA job almost since I began but I am not going to do that. I am going to stay for now. I have also realised that I need a focus for my writing work. It's all very well having lots of ideas but a theme is a good thing. I couldn't figure out how to choose a theme but, upon thinking about it, realised that I already have a theme (even if it is rather loose) so my focus is mental health. I seem to have had several months of writer's block but all of a sudden, I'm overflowing with ideas. So, thanks to my lovely man (D) who will help me, I'll be putting those ideas into some sort of order of priority. I am writing for an online thing called Vocal Media. I'm Sapphire M. Ravenclaw there if you want to find me. I've only got three articles live at the moment but waiting for another to be approved and working on some more. Apart from that, I also have my Wordpress site. On top of that, there's also a local community newsletter interested in my work. It would be voluntary but it's experienced and gets my name out there. I now just need to be more pro-active in finding paying publications. I am trying not to get ahead of myself but I do get excited when it seems like a plan is coming together. I've put scuba diving plans on hold but I have been going swimming. Sometimes with the boys, sometimes alone. The only problem, really, is that out of five local pools, only one is open the public on a Saturday and that's a shallow leisure pool full of children! Well, that's what I am doing these days. My eldest son (Midi) has exams at the moment. He enjoys that sort of thing. My youngest son (Mini) is looking forward to an audition on Sunday, which also happens to be his birthday and father's day. The weekend just gone, D and I went to see A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Mini's theatre group. The venue was nice. It was an arts centre on the campus of a local university. As there were two performances, and we saw the earlier one, we had to hang around while they performed the second. So, being a university, there were, of course, a couple of pubs on campus! We went to the one nearest the arts centre. It was actually a really nice pub. After we picked Mini up, we took him back to D's and left him with Midi who'd agreed to babysit so D and I could have a proper night out. We did have a good night. Oh, that reminds me, I didn't tell you about our 'date day'. We usually have a 'date night' on a Wednesday. It used to be just the two of us but now Mini usually joins us. Anyway, my sister had bought tickets for a show for a Wednesday so, as I happened to have the day off work, I suggested that D and I do something during the day rather than miss out completely. We went to Tropical Birdland. It's quite a small place. There are mostly parrots but that's not a parrot in the image. That's an ibis. (Edit: the picture won't load but I will try again later). I'd asked D to think about something he wanted to do. We were just going to go for a drive and find a nice place for lunch but, for some reason, Birdland popped into my head as I was looking up pubs so we went there. It was nice. D said he enjoyed it much more than he thought he would (not that he didn't expect to enjoy it) and he said our eldest daughter would be jealous because she loves exotic birds. There was a beautiful bright blue hyacinth macaw. Another macaw swooped across our heads and then decided to use D as a perch. It flew back later because it wanted food! Well, it was nice there and we will go again. We then went exploring for somewhere to eat. There were a couple of places we tried but weren't open. D kept mentioning one of his favourite places so I said we could go there. We didn't, we just went for a random drive because that's the best way of finding nice places around here! We did find somewhere nice. It was lovely to spend the day just the two of us, doing something other than sitting around watching TV. We have a day coming up again in a few weeks when Mini will be at camp and Midi will be at his Dad's preparing for their holiday. We might have a day at the beach then. Well, I am waffling about myself so I will stop in a minute. I hope you are all well. Have you had any adventures?
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@mandala100 (48555)
• Hong Kong
13 Jun 17
I'm glad to hear that you are flowing with ideas on what to write. Yes writer's block is a real thign and it could happen to anyone without realizing it.
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• United Kingdom
13 Jun 17
Instead of having months of nothing and then brain-leak, it would be nice to have something in between for a change! :) I am trying to pick out the good ideas and connect ideas. Sometimes, I end up with 5 half-finished pieces when I could fit 4 of them together to make a whole one!
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@GardenGerty (101841)
• United States
25 Jun 17
It was not an adventure anyone would choose. . . hubby had a stroke. He is back to work already but not allowed to drive for very long distances. I am driving him in to town, staying all day and we drive back together. So we are spending a good bit of time together.
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• United Kingdom
26 Jun 17
That is not a good adventure. I am glad he is recovering. And even in the darkest of times, it is good to find a silver lining. I am guessing that the extra time together is a good thing. :)
@jstory07 (69328)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Jun 17
Keep on doing what you are doing. You are doing good.
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• United Kingdom
25 Jun 17
Thank you :) I will do my best to keep it up.