Into the New Year

I took a break from writing over the Christmas/New Year holiday, and spent some time with my family. Just before that I managed to complete my book Grief: From Ashes to Life (And All the Crazy In Between). It is the collection of my blog posts with some editing. It is currently available on , but I am trying to get it listed on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.

I came home from Christmas with a nasty cold and have been forced to take it easy over the last two weeks. Consequently, I did absolutely nothing on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. The new year is supposed to be a fresh start, full of promise and excitement. I have had my fill of excitement and fresh starts last year. I don’t want any more new normal. I just want normal or as Kim would have said “same old, same old”.

At the same time I feel sort of at a loss. I have been working so hard, pressing in, fixing, excavating, dealing, you name it. Now I am at a point where things are quiet and I don’t know what to do with that. I have been relearning what it is like to have a regular day where I don’t have to focus on some pressing matter that is weighing on my psyche. Evenings where I can come home, eat dinner, read or watch TV and go to bed. That’s it. Simple.

Over Christmas I was talking to my sister about picking up a craft or hobby. Something to do just for fun. Something more than walking the dog or going to the gym. An outlet for my creativity. I didn’t want to do something where I would end up with things I didn’t want to keep, or couldn’t use in the end (ceramics, soap making, etc.) After some thought I ended up picking up some illustrators markers at Blick Art supply and have taken up drawing again.

So that’s it for now. Same old, same old.

One thought on “Into the New Year

  1. Funny, I’ve been thinking about you these past few days, quite a bit. And I concluded/intuited that you must be feeling this way.

    I had wondered if you were going to stop blogging after you published. I’m so glad that’s not the case. I really love reading it and always get something valuable from it.


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