I've been set up with a new computer. Unfortunately I don't have the facility to upload photos at the moment, but hopefully will be able to by the end of the month.
I think I am beginning to understand why I have found blogging extra hard this year. I find it difficult to talk about the minutiae of my life when this year particularly, has been horrid with the scale of atrocities that have been going on in the World. I know that wicked things have always happened - but maybe the media are reporting it more or maybe I am just more enlightened?
Locally, the news has been very sobering too. In the past 16 days, 3 people have been murdered in separate incidents in the borough where I live. When did it change that a verbal altercation would lead to being stabbed to death? What has happened to tolerance and respect and regard for other human beings and their right to live? It seems to me that some people have become fame hungry, selfish automatons.
A born worrier, I let thoughts of these sad events permeate throughout my mind and body. My tears cannot change anything.
I am trying very hard to change how I react to things. I have always been an avid follower of the news but think that maybe the time has come when I stop seeking out information and watching news bulletins. No news is good news, eh?
In the new year I hope to immerse myself in my art and craft projects. I have been getting in shape physically with my morning sit ups and daily walks. Now I just need to get my mind in shape with creative pursuits.
Each year I have a word to live by and focus on. My word for 2015 is Serenity; the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.