Wading through autumnal mud

On Instagram I wrote:

I don’t know how I manage to forget, every year, that I will slow down and grind to a halt as the seasons change. I will want to hibernate, and eat all the chocolate, and each and every day will be like wading through mud.

I don’t know how I forget that lying in bed doesn’t help, what helps is getting outside and getting active. Challenging myself to take the camera and find a picture that I can be proud of helps. Sharing that picture with a community is good – but then I need to put the device down and *do* rather than falling down the rabbit hole of clicking from site to site.

I know it’s not just me. I know that I can manage this better. I may not be here as much because I need to get all of this under control, but I’ll try to keep up with everyone as best I can.


And then I stopped, because Instagram should be for quick pictures and short thoughts, not woe is me essays. And yet I have far more readers and interaction there than I do here any more, because it’s built around community. (Although a tiny bit of me is wondering what community I could have built here, if I’d put daily work into posting and publicising and how do you publicise a blog without a community around it? I don’t know.)

The rest of the woe is me is around the fact that my shoulder hurts and my hip hurts and apparently I should just build my shoulder up and you have to put in separate referrals for different parts of your body (which doesn’t make any sense to me, surely a body is built up of all the parts together and they interact?) and trying to be active and outdoors is really hard when just walking to the shops hurts.

Woe. Doom. But I bought vitamins and actually took them and now I’m going to bed after doing a drawing and tomorrow I’ll try all over again.

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  1. Much as I love autumn, I do find myself slowing down. You’re right, it’s like wading through mud.
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  2. Funny thing about blogs and the quiet communities that surround them, you just have to trust their there. Then, use this space to practice your writing or poetry or use it live your best life. I have learned I love being in this world no matter. But I do kinda want it to matter. And you matter too many you don’t even realize.
    Love to you,

  3. Hope you’re feeling better today.
    I find the best way to build up my blog community has been to comment regularly on other blogs and join/host linky parties.
    But other more instant forms of social media are taking the casual reader away.

  4. Oh lovely, it is so difficult when the darker nights come in. To be honest, I don’t mind them all that much at first, but by the start of the year, when January comes I struggle. I feel for you and hope the vitamins help x

  5. Oh I think light always helps lovely and your photos and words make your IG so engaging x

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