I reached the milestone of 1000 blog views this week...without even realising it - because after six months of frequent and regular blogging I have had - in case you hadn't noticed! - a bit of a break.
Life has been exceptionally busy over the past month, on all fronts, and blogging just didn't register on the bell curve of important/urgent. But now I'm back, a little worse for wear, but back none the less.
As well as the usual end of term/end of year/start of job madness I helped a friend through a messy and painful breakup, and saw that same friend re partner and get on even keel again. I commiserated, sympathised, celebrated...even felt a little grief for myself in there (yeah it's selfish but hey I'm allowed...). I listened to another deliberate on the pros and cons of a 'second go'. I cried with another as she faced up to a painful ending.
And in the midst and on the edges of this mad month, I had a kind of ''four seasons in one day'' experience of my own. I am still sad and a bit confused about just what happened...what worked and what didn't, and why it isn't still working...but the benefit of being frantically busy is keeping my mind occupied. I know that it's a luxury - one day, very soon I will have to process the mess of feelings that are currently whipping around inside my head.