Wednesday, May 18, 2011

(sigh) Oh Loneliness.

Oh Loneliness. Thank goodness I've learned how to deal with you.

A week away at the cottage is always nice. Even a visit from the parents! But it's been over a week now, and I'm darn excited for my summer class to start this coming Monday. I've been busying myself with upkeep of the berms and other oddball tasks, but I should be finishing the berms this afternoon. And then tomorrow I will finish scrubbing down the patio furniture. Once that is done, my checklist will be complete.

It hasn't been hard work. I have all the time in the world. So far I've enjoyed my down time quietly. But it hit me earlier how bored I am picking twigs out of berm rocks. Even a long bike ride isn't doing it for me. So it is time for Hayley to get inspired. As soon as I hit "Publish Post," I will be changing hiking boots to sandals. I am going to read a good book in the sun on the edge of the dock until I feel like doing berms again.

I am not sure I would call it loneliness due to the negative connotation, but I guess that's what it really is. Now I am aware of when I become lonely, and I take action to embrace the loneliness in a positive light. Dolce far niente- 'the sweetness of doing nothing' in Italian. And so sweet this nothingness shall be. Sunscreen here I come!

1 comment:

  1. Embrace it girl! Someday you will wish you could get that back.. the ability to just do NOthIng.. :)