This post represents my response to today’s Blogging101 brief – “Be Inspired by the Neighbours”. We had to expand on a comment that we made on someone’s blog yesterday. This has been a fun experience so far, lots of new blogs to read and new bloggers to meet.
I was just reading back through the comments that I have made over the last couple of days and discovered that twice I said “life gets in the way”, and have had similar wistful moments in other comments. The first time was on Andy’s post. By the way, please take a look at Andy’s work if you haven’t already, he has such a unique way of viewing the world, but also a unique way of describing what he sees and photographs. I’m happy to be diving in to Andy’s world every day. Andy always posts some prose (is it ok if I call it prose Andy?) with his photographs and manages to make it fit perfectly.
Andy tells us that he is going to experiment with more writing soon and I’m looking forward to that because it’s something that I want to start up again too. When I was younger, (much younger) I wanted to be an author, I wrote so many stories and I loved escaping into other worlds. But “life gets in the way”. I also wanted to teach, so I took the practical route instead. Of course, I’m not a teacher now in the traditional sense, but I do teach other scientists how to use robots, so it’s close, right?!?
Yesterday, the lovely Seeking Samantha very kindly called out two blogs that appealed to her and one of them was mine! The other was another blog, called A Beautiful Disaster, where Asewalson told us about a high school test which proclaimed (twice) that she was best suited to being a Judge! She rebelled against the system 🙂 In my comment to her, I told the story of how I wanted to be an author but “life gets in the way”.
The other place where this came up was Nat’s fun blog at Science, Books and Silly Things. We discussed how important reading is and how I want to read more but don’t have time, because “life gets in the way”. However, Nat’s right “Life would be sad without books” – don’t you agree?
It’s tricky, isn’t it? There are so many things that demand our time – family, work, study, pets, commuting, bills, blogs 😉 social media, TV, many other things. It’s important to take a beat every now and again and consider what we really want to do and be. I want to let my creative side take over and interact with the world, see everything and try new things.
Ok. Deep breath. Let’s all dive in 🙂