Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#WorkLifeBalance Revised

with 16 comments

February provided some time for reflection and prospective changes at work forced me to re-evaluate what is important. What do I want to do with my life? As I gallop thought middle-age, I am still waiting to find out what I want to do when I grow up. Where paid employment is concerned I have always gone with the flow and grabbed any opportunity going. I adapt and learn, become good at whatever Iā€™m doing, but am prepared to move on, never having been wedded to the perfect job.

As the focus of my current role changes, to one I am not happy with, I have decided that my writing has to come first. I am in the lucky position of being able to pull back from work for a little while to focus my energy on my words. The last time I wrote full-time I started to go a bit nuts with the social isolation and went back to work because I am a boring person to spend all my waking hours with. Now the balance has shifted too far towards work and I am losing the time I need to write, hence the current re-evaluation. Iā€™m not sure how this will work out, but I know I need to re-focus on my writing to make progress. And who knows, I might even get back to my Italian lessons as well as some long neglected piano practice. I have continued with crochet and, after most relatives and friends received crocheted Christmas decorations, my favourite work colleagues are in line for crocheted leaving presents. Please feel sorry for them.




Written by Sarah Ann

March 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm

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  1. Those crochets are adorable!

  2. A knitter too – Oops sorry, wrong choice of words. A crocheter – no wonder you’re good at spinning yarns šŸ™‚

    Eric Alagan

    March 18, 2018 at 1:28 am

    • I knitted first. Crochet has been a more recent challenge, and a hard one to get to grips with – working with two needles is easier. However, both are about following patterns so I’m not sure they help with spinning literary yarns. Spinning is something else I fancy learning, but I don’t have the space for a spinning wheel or access to fleeces come to that, so that might have to remain a dream.

      Sarah Ann

      March 18, 2018 at 9:48 pm

  3. Cute crocheted critters šŸ™‚


    March 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

  4. May be your crocheting skills help you weave those exquisite tales.


    March 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    • Weaving, that’s another yarn-related activity to try out …one day. šŸ™‚ There are just too many projects to try and not enough hours in a life šŸ™‚

      Sarah Ann

      March 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      • Those who have nothing to look forward to are truly unfortunate.
        All the best for all your endeavors. šŸ™‚


        March 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  5. I think your crichet critters are super cute! Good luck refocusing on writing.

    Endless Edits

    March 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm

  6. Oh come on, crocheted presents rule! šŸ™‚


    March 28, 2018 at 10:32 pm

  7. Feel sorry? For the lucky ones?
    These are adorable!


    March 31, 2018 at 12:53 am

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