I’m not ready for part two of the Madwoman series yet, but I figured that it was about time that I come here and let you all know that I haven’t vanished. I’ve been quiet here, but have been pretty busy with other things. There are a few journaling courses that I’m working through, and I have a few more courses waiting in the wings when I’m through with those. The theme for me lately seems to be learning.
Learning more about skills, spirituality, myself, the world around me, and so much more. I’ve finally reached a point in which I’ve realized that I have to slow down and learn more in depth about certain subjects. It isn’t as though I do not have the books to make a good dent in what I need to know. I just have to settle down and do the work. I have stacks of notebooks and piles of pens on hand to take notes.It’s more than just what I can find in books too…it’s stilling myself and assimilating. It’s time to embrace my inner nerd for a while and move beyond the beginner’s material…beyond the stuff for dummies. How can I be fully me and do what I do properly if I’m too flipping lazy to sit still and study?
It hasn’t been all work and no play though. Never is for me! I’ve been doing a little painting and a lot of knitting while watching Netflix…a friend has gotten me hooked on ‘The Ghost Whisperer’. I’ll have to take and post some photos soon of the knitting projects I’ve finished and that I’m working on. There are quite a few. I still have to finish the painting I’m working on too and will get it up here when it’s done as well.
I’ve been spending more time at home lately because I’ve been pretty sick for a few months, worse in the past several weeks, with an infected tooth. The original dentist I went to was a total dunce who at least got me started on some antibiotics, but no way was I going back. He wanted to do a cleaning while I had a raging infection. Umm…no thanks. Then he was trying to bully me into doing something I didn’t want to do. Note to the world…Tracy doesn’t respond well to bullying. I found another dentist but it will still be a few weeks before my appointment. Meanwhile, the infection came roaring back about ten days ago and I was well out of antibiotics. I tried toughing it out and staving it off with garlic and vitamin c…didn’t work out. After running a low grade fever and getting sicker over the past week, I went to my GP yesterday and got more antibiotics to tide me over until the appointment. As you can imagine, my energy levels have been on the low side.
There’s more that I’ve been doing too. I’ve been working and networking with some very cool people as time and energy permit and I’ve taken some time for spending with friends and family too. It’s a busy time and as weird as this might sound I’m sort of thankful that my energy levels aren’t as high as they could be, because at least I am taking some down time instead of running myself into the ground completely…as I tend to do.
The Madwoman book and the dark poetry project are on hold for a little while. I had to make some decisions about how much I can possibly work on at any given time and which ones should take the high spot on the priority list. I’ve still got those things right beside me at all times…not forgotten. Possibly becoming something even more powerful as I work through other things first? Time will tell.
I hope that all is well in your little corners of the world. What has taken center stage for you lately?