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I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately

A stained glass window with a peacock image

This is the Revelations prompt at the moment and what do you know it’s got me writing. Well, supposing I get to the bottom of the post and press publish. You see, I’ve gone from being someone who spends nearly all day at her laptop screen working to someone who avoids it. It’s not just blogging I’m avoiding but also other chores best done on a larger screen. It would be true to say that I don’t know what has gotten into me.

Not entirely true. I was tired of being at the laptop when I finished my contract in May. Since then I’ve preferred to do my cross stitch projects and have finished one and have 2 others nearing completion. I’ve joined a new book club and have been reading those books and lots of others. When I look at a screen it’s my phone and I just can’t blog using it. Though I know others do.

A few weeks ago I started a Revelations prompt and didn’t get round to finishing it. I just couldn’t be bothered even though I had plenty to say on the topic. I have photos waiting for Sinful Sunday but I haven’t been bothered to write a post to share them. Even though each weekend I tell myself I will. I just don’t have the drive for this anymore. It feels like a chore rather than a pleasure.

Back when this blog was new I’d sometimes write twice in a day. I’d look around for topics, join memes, find little quizzes. But now, I’d rather invest my time elsewhere. I’m not saying that I am giving up this blog, far from it. I’m proud of everything I’ve written here. But I was on a kind of journey then and now to be honest I’ve arrived.

But I’m going to try a little bit harder. After all this post is taking me just a few minutes to write. I’m not forcing the words out they are flowing. Maybe I just need to get into the habit again. The title of this post and the prompt is that I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately. But I do, it’s laziness and a desire to just do something else instead. I’ll try to doo a bit better.

Image: a lovely stained glass window seen at a hotel I stayed at recently.

2 thoughts on “I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately”

  1. I don’t think it is laziness at all. I think it is a shift in focus and there is nothing wrong with that. My blogging has definitely reduced over the last few years. I still love taking my pictures but I often feel like I don’t have that much to say. I have too much inside me I feel unable to share and also nothing particularly exciting stimulating anything else.

    Like you, I am not giving up and that was why I started Revelations to give me some writing prompts to try and hope they might inspire thoughts or fiction. So far it has been mildly successful but oddly this prompt, which when I wrote it I thought would be good, is being tricky now

    Molly

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