Keeping interested in my various interests

4 Aug

If you’ve read many of my past posts, you know that I have many different interests.  Some come and go, some continue to be somewhat constant and others resurface later, sometimes years later.  Sometimes I get too many things going on at once and find I need to back off a little.

But this present year, though am doing many new and different things, I’ve been congratulating myself on keeping up so well.  But checking on my blog today, I feel that may have been a bit premature,  I have been so busy traveling and pursuing new interests that I see I have missed replying to several comments on my blog.

So if you have left a comment and I didn’t respond,  please forgive me.  I love to hear from readers.  Also, at the rate I’ve been going, don’t be surprised if you receive a reply on a comment you made some time ago.

This summer I have traveled.  I’ve been through Missouri, out to Nebraska, back to Missouri and amazingly then on to Hawaii!  (Courtesy of credit card points that have piled up for years.). I am presently in Missouri, but will be returning to Florida soon.   I’ve had some wonderful times.  Seen beautiful things and in every trip was able to visit friends and relatives I haven’t seen for some time.  So it has been a rich experience for me.

Needless to say, some things had to be put aside for awhile.  Several of my activities were stopped for he duration of my traveling,  others, such as my art and this blog have only been touched on.  Although for both of these interest–even though I haven’t been doing much, I have been thinking of them..  So many times I’ve seen something only to think–I want to draw that.  Or–hey, I can use that in my blog.  But most of the time they have only been thoughts.  Sometimes I was able to snap a pic to help me remember, but a lot of times we were already passed it.  Some of the things I noticed were little, insignificant things.  Such as the reflection of water, clouds, the patterns of shadows, or seeing people and thinking of writing of the culture in the different areas.

In addition to all the new sites, there is the pleasure of seeing what I hope will be all of my grand kids this summer.  That hasn’t happened for several year.

As I said, the summer has been wonderful,  And now, when it am almost done traveling, I find myself looking forward to return to Florida and all the activities and interests and new friends I have there.  Last week I had a long lunch with a friend.  She said  that she could tell I loved variety,  not everyone does.  We agreed that is probably one reason why I like the Jacksonville area so well–there is so much to do and new things to see.

Only, after being on the go all summer I am wondering if I might want to slow down a little when I return   At least for awhile.  As I think of  this late summer and fall, I realize even if I take a break from some of my more active interests, there are plenty of easy going interests to fall back on.  I’m thinking of taking some of my yarn stash back with me.  I may get in the mood to knit….  Whatever I decide to do, at least I know I won’t be bored!  That’s a great benefit of  being interested in many interests.

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