After I sat my university finals I was completely lost. All that hard work and pressure and extreme stress left me feeling uncertain and run down. I had nothing to do. Out came the 2000 piece jigsaw. I hadn’t sat down to complete one of those since I was a child and the largest one was probably 200 oversized pieces with a ridiculously easy picture. This extravaganza was a map of Britain filled with hundreds and hundreds of clan crests and names. I did it all. Well, strictly speaking, I didn’t finish as I discovered three pieces were missing. Still, it was a massive achievement.
This summer has been full-on. As you know, I spent a number of weeks trying to help with DIY around my mum’s house and garden before heading off the mainland to concentrate on my dissertation. I’ve handed it in now and guess what? I’m in the middle of a 1000 piece jigsaw! Obviously it’s my go-to once I realise I’m on the wind down after a heavy duty project. It’s a subconscious thing, it just felt right to attempt this puzzle, which may turn out to be my nemesis!
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The funny thing is that life is still very busy and topsy-turvy right now as I try and figure out my situation. I have dozens of things to keep me occupied but this puzzle is helping to give me focus – but with just a tricky thatch roof left to do I just hope I can finish it before it drives me crazy!
I’ve been absent from here for a long time now. I miss the interaction with my lovely friends in the blogsphere, but I’ve really enjoyed taking time to focus on other things not online. Social media (not blogging) has been bothering me and I will probably share my views on that later. Cyril and Willy over at Spineless Wonders have gone in to hibernation and I’ve just not had time to catch up on reading blog posts. I think I’m going to have to cut back and it pains me to say that but I just don’t have enough opportunity to regularly follow all of the wonderful writing out there. So please don’t take offence if my interaction within your blogs continues to be sporadic, I just need some headspace.
Goodness, enough about me – how has your summer been?