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.

 

 

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Written by Sarah Ann

March 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm

16 Responses

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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™‚

    draliman

    March 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

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

    yarnspinnerr

    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™‚

        yarnspinnerr

        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™‚

    Blake

    March 28, 2018 at 10:32 pm

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

    floatinggold

    March 31, 2018 at 12:53 am


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