Focus woman focus

This morning I wrote a post which I liked and made me smile.  Why didn’t I publish?  I thought it was embarrassing.  I pondered and probed and sought advice then went for a wander into my garden.  You know, that place that I’ve been neglecting since I started blogging in January.  It’s still there.  Dreadfully overgrown since it didn’t get the pruning it wanted in February.  The greenhouse looked sparse since the seeds didn’t get sown in March.

It just so happened that yesterday I bought a few plants which are now in the greenhouse and I did a bit of sorting.

On the way back I noticed the white lilac flowers are nearly over and the pink lilac flowers smelt so wonderful.  The violets, grape hyacinths and snakes head fritillaries are no longer yet the bluebells are looking resplendent.

Sometimes when we focus on one part of our lives we may neglect another.  It’s all about balance.

This isn’t the post it nearly was a few hours ago.  That one may, one day, get published in a funny book about how a larger woman copes in her 50’s.. one day… in about 10 years time.

For now I’ll focus on my garden and getting fitter.  I have a yoga class today I am looking forward to and I need to find some other plants for my greenhouse.  Focus woman focus!

 What do you need to focus on this day, week, month or even year?


16 thoughts on “Focus woman focus

  1. Ah, you’ve reached your moment to smell the roses… or the lilacs, as it were. Take a breather and enjoy yourself. My focus for the week–getting the family well. It’s been chest infection central here with everything that entails. XX

    • Thanks Nicky. I don’t have long as I’ve got lots of prep to do for the open artists studios in June! Sorry to hear about chest infection central. I’ve had 2 of those recently and do not want another thank you..xx

  2. What do I need to focus on; My house, my yard, my family, my dogs, my health. What have I been focusing on? My writing, blogging, twitter, and facebook. Maybe I should come take your yoga class with you. 🙂 Enjoy your class and your flowers are beautiful!

    • Thanks for the comment Karen. Yes sounds like we’re in similar situation. Must get our bums off seats.. Got lots of editing to do though! glad you like my bluebell pic.

    • Thanks Nat. The book about the big woman coping in her 50’s? Glad I’m not embarrasssed about the post.
      I’m looking forward to my novels getting written and published before I get to 60! How did I get this old?

    • not sure you’d agree about the post that didn’t get posted.. I could have done with you as my embarrassment check adviser.. Glad I’m not alone. You do have a family though. I’d never get any art or blogging done if I had a family and still had a job, and the garden would be even worse than it is..

  3. I get so absorbed in writing, blog posts and wip, that I go weeks and the ironing doesn’t get touched, the jobs I promised myself I’d do are still waiting. At least I have Mr A keeping the garden tidy and the greenhouse full to busting. The strange thing is though, although we only live a short distance from you, our white lilac is not quite out yet and our lilac lilac has a way to go yet.

  4. I’m so familiar with the struggle to get everything done! That’s the main reason I don’t sleep more than five or so hours a night: I’m too busy trying to finish all the things I neglected during the day. You’re so right–it’s all about balance. Thanks for the reminder.

    • I need a good 8 hours sleep or I don’t function. Have you stopped recently to ‘smell the lilac’ as Nicky put it? Things seem to get done more effortlessly when you’ve given yourself some ‘time out’. Take care.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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