Day One

So here I am in my unit on the coast. I have my books, my laptop, my music, and a good red. Bliss.

When I first arrived, I felt good. I drove the two hours with no incident, stopping off for a coffee along the way. I found the unit, thanks to my husbands excellent directions, and set about settling in.

And then it really started to sink in that I was on my own for a whole week. So throughout the afternoon, I have felt in turns excited, bored, homesick, and content. I think it’s just going to take a bit of getting used to.

And when I realise that it really is the first time, EVER, that I have had this amount of time to myself, I’m prepared to cut myself some slack and just go with all the feelings as they present themselves.

The most pressing emotion is the ‘no people’ one. Boy, do I miss them all already. And that’s not a bad thing, I keep trying to tell myself ๐Ÿ™‚

So tomorrow, I am off to the street markets that are on every Sunday and will enjoy a nice breakfast and coffee in one of the many cafe’s I spied on my walk this afternoon.

And, hopefully, Sunday afternoon will be spent working on my novel and other writing bits and pieces.

I’m rather looking forward to tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

8 thoughts on “Day One

  1. I imagine by the time you read this, you’ll have had your nice breakfast and coffee. I find the best trick to dining alone is having something to read handy. So glad you’re strategy is to ‘go slack,’ and you’re open to just letting your feelings wash over you. Don’t allow any sort of doubt slip in, or worry over leaving others behind or what you ‘should’ be doing. I already bid you to pamper yourself, but it’s worthy of reminder. I hope you get to the point of doing some writing, too. Allowing yourself the space and time to flow onto the page is a gift to you and to others.

    The last reminder in Steven Pressfield’s Art of War is: “Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the practitioner. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it.”

    I’ll leave you with HD Thoreau. “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

    Simply enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Ah Vaughn, words of such wonderful wisdom. I am feeling okay today and am pleased to see the weather is not that great….more conducive to writing! Thank you for your lovely words – I shall embrace them all!


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