November Reflections

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What am I thinking right now?

My mind is full. So full that important things keep falling out. I’m becoming forgetful, and that is frustrating me. Things in my head have become so muddled I am in a bit of a mess, feeling very unorganised, and like I have no time for anything. Yes I am very busy, but the fact is that the main reason I am feeling sorry for myself and like I can’t achieve anything I want to is nothing to do with physical hours in the day (although there never seems to be enough of those), but rather because my head is racing along at such a pace I simply cannot extract the right piece of information at the right time to help me be productive.

Please tell me I’m not the only one.

Walking in Lincoln, Trail

Blue skies for a change – they have been few and far between in November this year. What a shame!

At the start of November I felt great. I decided to tackle Blog Every Day in November, a blogging challenge set by Elizabeth from Rosalilium (go check her out, she’s fab), because I thought it would be a great way to channel my blogging mojo and share a whole load of new content with you here on Splodz Blogz. It went very well to begin with – I had a bit of time and got ahead, writing and photographing and scheduling my little heart out. I managed 15 daily posts in a row (including the two on 30 and 31 October), had one day off, managed five more, and then gave up. I thought what I wrote was good, I got lots of shares and comments, and felt good. It wasn’t that I ran out of ideas, I have plenty of those, so many, but I simply ran out of steam. I would decide to write a post but I’d sit looking at the computer and no words would come out. I took to faffing and procrastination (and watched a whole load of rubbish on the telly box). As a result I am back to three new posts a week for December, much more manageable.

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup with fresh bread. Oh yes.

Time is a funny thing. We always have the same amount of it, every single day, but sometimes it just seems to go a lot faster than others. November has absolutely flown. So is December – it’s already a full week in and I’m only just writing my November reflections post! In fact when I think about it, my life seems to be absolutely racing – I would love it to slow down a little so I can stop and take stock, work out where I am and what I’m doing, and then pick it all up again.

Keela Belay Pro Jacket - Splodz Blogz

Earlier in the month I took a few shots of myself in the autumn covered woodland close to home. A beautiful little spot.

When I do take a few minutes to stop and think about what’s been going on, the very reason I am writing this post, I realise November has been pretty good. Apart from writing and publishing 17 blog posts and a handful of videos (have you seen my new weekly vlogs?), I have been super busy at work, have been to three comedy gigs and a good handful of meals out, had some days out, made some decent evening meals and a few home made sweet treats, was forced to stay in thanks to the ills and started to make real plans for our big North American Road Trip next summer. There might have been no holidays, no bucket list ticks, I may have not enjoyed the great outdoors as much as I would like, but November has been pretty good. And when I talk about life being all about the journey, sometimes that journey might be mostly inside my own home or in the office working through a big pile of stuff. It all counts. 

Anzac Biscuits

Home made Anzac biscuits. Yum yum.


What have you learnt from November? I hope you had a good month whatever you got up to and are already enjoying the slightly festive month of December.


10 Responses

  1. Shybiker

    It’s funny how life (e.g., time) seems to vary when, in fact, it doesn’t; our perceptions vary. At times, our brains perceive it one way and, later, perceive it differently. This is good to realize so we can focus our attention on the true culprit — ourselves. It’s good to reflect on the recent past. We usually have accomplished much more than we give ourselves credit for. You, certainly!

    • Splodz

      I think you’re right. Although we should always move forward, it’s important to stop and reflect sometimes as otherwise we may fail to realise very important truths. You’re right, our perceptions can change over time. Development is good!

  2. dave

    You’re not the only one. 🙂

    November has been pretty crazy busy and December looking like it’s going to be even more so. Looking forward to January and some rest!

  3. Tara

    I constantly feel like this. Time out helps for me. Last time I felt like this massively is when I went travelling for a year, but that’s a bit of a drastic move. It worked though 😉 For me though, it comes from taking on too much, and trying to do a million and one things. So I either start saying no, or I ditch things that are on my to do list if I can. Or I allow myself a night off from thinking and don’t feel guilty about it.

    • Splodz

      The problem with time out, like I had Saturday, is that the stuff I didn’t do is still sat there to be done. So now I’m playing catchup. Ho hum. I am definitely on count down to our big trip – there is going to be so much time for thinking and looking and breathing deeply.

  4. Nelly Ritchie

    Totally agree with that full brain feeling where you can’t get organised or motivated. I find writing lists helps me empty some of the little things to make way for the big ideas.

    • Splodz

      I am so glad it’s not just me. Lists definitely help, I am a huge list writer. I’ve just written one for my pre Christmas chores, some of which I definitely should have done in November!!

  5. Mrs Tubbs

    It’s weird the way some days go so slowly and you get it all done and others go so quick it’s like they never happened! North Ammerican road trip sounds fab!

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