I haven’t been writing anything for this blog recently. I wanted to but haven’t. I thought it was just busyness but it’s not really that; it’s that I’ve been feeling sad and tired and a bit overwhelmed by things. I’ve just come to the end of six years of part-time education and thought I’d have loads of time, but it all goes somewhere, without appearing to go anywhere. I mean I don’t actually do anything.
Perhaps it’s because I’m now trying to buy a house, write a dissertation, and find a new job simultaneously. None of those things take up much time, but together they overwhelm me a bit, mainly because I fret about them. Stupid, but a difficult habit to break.
Add to that the coalition government, and the exhaustion of waking up every morning to the Tories, and reading every day about the latest thing they want to get rid of (free school meals, pensioners’ swimming passes, magistrates’ courts, who knows what else?). It reminds me of growing up under the Thatcher government. And I need a political activity but what? I still don’t think I can bring myself to join the Labour party, the left-wing groupuscules are deeply irrelevant, the Lib Dems have effectively ruled themselves out for ever, and the Greens… well, the Greens, yes, maybe, but what about their opposition to the trade union link? And what about my increasing suspicion that parties (and coalitions) are on their way out? Single issue stuff seems to be the only way of dealing with the world realistically.
So my life needs more thought, really. But I think posting on here more is one of the things that would improve it: like exercise, it’s easy to get out of the habit, difficult to get back into it, but worth it.
(Photo from here)