These past few weeks haven't been the easiest but that's okay, because we all have to experience those times and they've allowed me the room to learn something new about myself. I've been reminded of the fragility of life and even though I'm very much at peace with the inevitible and unavoidable end of a life in this world, - those we love never truly leave us - it doesn't make the entire situation any less emotional. For now, we don't need to say goodbye and we're okay. A reminder that every day is precious. Every single day.
My love got a much deserved promotion and I couldn't be any more proud of him. He works hard and he deserves the world. It means he's away from home a little longer each week but I feel so silly feeling sad about that because we were apart for so many years, only seeing each other every month or so. And now we see each other every day. I think when you spend so much time with the person you love & falling into a routine that you like, any tiny change feels enormous.
I think perhaps, those are reasons why I've turned to the welcoming comfort of books, with their imaginary worlds to explore, different characters to get to know, to figure out & understand and narratives to get lost in. Sometimes it's nice to escape into something new or to be welcomed back with open arms into one that I have frequented many times before. University has also officially started again, I have a lot of reading to do and I'm looking forward to immersing myself in different theories I'm hoping will be a little easier to grasp than in previous modules. For once, this module has my full concentration and I hope to do well, I would really like to do well.
Carly and I are working hard on our little Violet & Ted project - we would love if you would like to follow our journey over on Twitter here. We've been getting to know them, learning what they like, what they don't, about all their little personality traits and why they do the things they do. They come from us, but we need to understand them so completely to (hopefully) make them believable and most importantly, loveable. We'll hopefully have some winter-themed illustrations to show in time for Christmas and perhaps some cards we hope you will love.
These next few months are also, hopefully, a new dawn for Sailboat - a place I love to retreat to but one I have been neglecting somewhat in recent months. I've made a few small goals; to post more even if it's just a few short words or a photograph (not necessarily daily, I don't want to force writing anymore - it doesn't work), to be better at commenting & replying because interaction has always been one of my favourite parts about the blogging community and to stay true to myself, which is an important one because it can be so easy to lose yourself without even realising.
I'm excited for the next few months and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.
Is there anything in particular you're looking forward to over the coming weeks?