I came across these little signs in a garden at Springfields Shopping Centre in Spalding - it's called the Rebel's Garden! It's funny how something so simple can strike your imagination and make you think more deeply while you are walking around.
These little signs came at just the right moment as after last week's Greenwich post I have been emotionally drained, so many things were 'up in the air'. Since then I have been down, I mean really, really down. I always knew I had not got over the passing of my Grandad but visits to places like Greenwich had to be faced head on...eventually! But once my post had been published it dawned on me - I was also homesick, not just for the Docklands and Greenwich, but for my life that ended when he died. However, comment after comment began appearing in my in box - such inspiring, motivational kindness swept through blogland and landed on my screen. I can't thank you enough! You stayed with me, you read my words, some of you cried and laughed along with me and didn't make me feel alone. So thank you again with all my heart and welcome to those new followers who have decided to follow me on my journey. But, how do I follow last week's post?! I'm at a loss, I have Blogger's Block. There are so many paths to go down. The colourful, attractive, fun path.
The slightly risky one where you may just fall over the edge.
The safe, familiar one.
Or a short journey to bridge the gaps.
Either way, there is always some form of life belt nearby.
The thing is my blogging journey has gone in all directions, the crafts, little journeys, ramblings, photography and gardening but what I really love is thinking about the writing and how to engage people in the journey I have taken, either through what I have learned in my past life or things I come across on my little travels. Maybe this is a practice for putting together the book that my Grandad didn't ever get to write. I could go in just one direction but what goes on in my life is so chaotic sometimes! So, after agonising this week on which direction to take my blog, I have decided to just go with the flow! Carry on with what has inspired me that week, what has caught my eye and try to capture that in words too.
So my interpretation in the words of the little sign at the beginning of this post is that I will carry on writing my words for those of you who are kind enough to READ my weekly ramblings. I will now start to REVIEW and put together my Grandad's research and share with you my journey into creating the book he never wrote, and REBEL against time to ensure that I will fit as much in each week as possible including making sure the "Old Curiosity Shop" project really takes off.
There! A post written with Blogger's block - I didn't do too badly did I? Normal service will be resumed next week when my 'mojo' would have hopefully returned (Just like this dog's who decided to escape the lead and enjoy life - taken at Greenwich Park last week, the little dog soon joined him!). A picture can hold so many stories.
And a special thank you to Vicky at Life on Willie Mae Lane, your card through the letter box came at just the right time. Bless you!
Have a wonderful weekend and I am looking forward to reading your posts! Have you ever suffered with Blogger's Block?
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