I’ve been extremely slack on the personal blogging front of late. I’ve even struggled to get book reviews done and several have wallowed in my website drafts folder for far longer than usual.
My thoughts are weighty at the moment and it’s been easier to keep them firmly locked inside my mind. It’s probably not healthy but I’ve rehashed the good ol’ life purpose / meaning of life / direction I want my life to take thing again and again here, so will save you from that angst. Instead I’ll do a light check-in post… just to get my out of my blogging slump.
What I’ve been watching
I’m currently re-watching Doctor Who season 5 on ABCTV iView (catch-up) here. If there was a show I’d still like to buy to have on hand it’d be Doctor Who (Nu-Who) but I no longer have a DVD player (though I do have DVD collections) and there’s no way I’d buy stuff to have it stored online. I lost access to heaps of music I bought on iTunes over a decade ago and can’t work out how to retrieve it, so I don’t want to invest in something that would live in some ethereal cloud.
I’m also watching Blacklist. I delayed the inevitable for a really long time as I was not a fan of James Spader. I don’t know why. I suspect he played a villainous character in a 1980s or 1990s movie and I’d never forgiven him. But, he’s grown on me and I’m enjoying the series and midway through season 2.
What I’ve been stressing over
I lost my internet at home a couple of weeks ago. It came at a terrible time. I’d just started a short contract gig that required me to work online. And I had an online assignment due for university. Mobile reception is poor at my house so hot-spotting isn’t an option so I had to spend almost a week and a half at my mother’s and *borrow* her wifi.
Thank god she’s in a neighbouring town or I would have been screwed. It reminded me however, how dependent we are on the bloody internet nowadays.
What’s been occupying my time
I’m doing a bit of work for a not-for-profit that works in developing countries. It’s perfect really as I can do it from regional Queensland and it combines my project management and editing skills as well as my experience working in international development. A weird mix I realise, but there you have it!
There have been very few opportunities advertised lately and I’ve relied on short term contracts over the past two years. I realise – with little available locally – my only option would be to move to a larger centre and I really don’t want to do that at the moment.
Life in general
It occurs to me that what I love most about my house is what I hate most about my house: its distance from town and the isolation that brings. My neighbour’s house is on the market at the moment and I’ve been tempted to do the same. Moving back into town to something with a smaller yard. Of course I realise just getting my house ready for sale would be stressful. So though I’m kinda bored and realise I’m allowing myself to become too isolated, I probably don’t need the worry of selling and buying at this point in time.
And there you have it. Life lately.
Have you missed me? What’s happening in your part of the world?
* Linking up with Denyse today….