Where the heart lies, that's where I'll be
It's been quite on the blog this week. I've been occupied by other things like sewing lessons, Downton Abbey and time with friends. It's been good, it's given me time to reflect on where I invest my time and what I have to show for it.
For a long time now I have been dedicated to the rhythms of this blog. Rhythms and posting schedules I have created with the aim of reaching set goals. I have met a lot of those goals and I have had a good time doing it, but there are also times when I want the freedom to opt out.
My husband has been impressed by the discipline I have displayed in establishing and building Twinkle but he unflatteringly describes it as 'pig headedness'. He finds it amusing, but I know he is also proud of me.
In reality, I want to be doing other things and more often. Last night, when I normally would have spent the evening blogging, I pulled out my sewing machine and spent five hours, working on two blankets and a pin cushion while watching 5 episodes of Downton Abbey (I'm a late comer to that awesomeness). I found it relaxing and I had a great sense of achievement around what I had created, particularly the amazeballs pin cushion you see above.
So I'm giving myself permission to pull back somewhat and I'm going to set a rhythm founded in enjoyment rather than pig headedness. Ironically, I think the universe is telling me this is ok, because in a week where I have barely shown my face in this bloggy space, my numbers went through the roof. Go figure.