Updating, debating and deciding what to keep and what to leave behind

Me with my head down working …!

Today is the day … I’ve been putting it off for several weeks now, but it’s finally come around and I can no longer ignore the work I have to do. It’s not that I mind doing it, in fact if anything, I’ll look forward to it. And I know that I’ll feel so much better once I’ve done it. It’s a bit like washing your hair when you feel ill, you instantly feel better about yourself and the world looks a little brighter.

I always know when the day arrives because the sun is inevitably shining and the sky is almost always blue (at least it is in my mind), I have a happy and positive head on and I feel the call strongly to get on with the job in hand. Mostly, when this happens I leap out of bed, jump in the shower and am quick to get my computer started on the long job of getting going while I make breakfast.

So, I set too with gusto and I’m now on the final leg of my day’s work. Tomorrow I’ll wake up feeling less guilty and definitely less stressed. That’s one of the biggest benefits of the work I’m doing. I’ll be clearer about where I’m going and what I’ll be doing; I’ll be much, much easier to live with and best of all I know that I’ll have been in all those deep and dusty corners that we rarely touch, giving them a good old spring clean, polish and shine.

My LinkedIn profile is finally updated and I’ve replied to the dozens of messages I’ve received since the end of May. I’ve finally apologised to everyone on the Hysterectomy Association’s Facebook Page and replied to all the questions that have been asked. I’ve tweaked and twiddled with various Google + pages and Twitter accounts and I’ve started working on bringing the Hysterectomy Association blog back into some sort of order.

And finally I’m here, in my own place ready to apply a little loving to this neglected piece of online real estate. I’d like to say ‘I’m back for good’ but the reality is that I’ll be here until the next book starts to pop out of my head. Mind you I’ve promised myself I won’t be doing another one until next year. Two at the same time is more than enough to send the most stable person slightly mad and anyway, I want to spend more time with my online friends for a change.

Now it’s onwards and upwards and I’ll be starting with the lovely comments people have left. Then I think I’ll move on to creating a bit of organisation amongst the chaos that is this blog and finally I’ll revisit my blogging schedule and look at everything I could have written over the past few months and decide when I might actually get a chance to do it.

(Image courtesy of: Borealis55 (Wikipedia)

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  1. It certainly does feel good Joanna, then of course something comes to throw a spanner in the works and this time it was LinkedIn deciding to make some changes to the platform …. grrrrrr. I’ll catch up with all your news very soon too. Linda 🙂

  2. Hooray for a plan, and progress, and promising …. oh, I’ve run out of Ps!

    I quite often have a wholesale shift of focus, going with the flow to a certain extent. And doesn’t it feeeeeel gooood! I’m also a fan of lists and ticking things off and trying to keep a healthy balance.

    Happy to know you’ll be online more often – I will do my best to pop in when I can. We’ve been absent from Friday Fictioneers for a while due to book signing, Eden Project and other deadlines & events, but hope to get back on the bus this week!

  3. Please don’t apologise Susan. I always appreciate comments whenever they come in and I suppose over the last couple of months of finishing off the books I woke up to the fact that I need to do something different about how I manage my time on social media. It’s taken me this long to work out what that is and now I just have to implement it 😉 And it certainly sounds like you’ve had your work cut out for you – aren’t those all major life stressors?

  4. Linda, good to hear this. I have been so mmmmmm I don’t know what the word is, but I would like to apologise for being slack about being responsive to your always interesting blogs. Big move from home of 26 years to smaller home, and major car accident the day before moving…