I am having some time off this week – partly because it is my birthday week, but mostly because I just need a break. Things have been getting on top of me a little – family worries, work stress and friends in trouble – and I just needed to take one of those issues out the equation, at least for a week. I’ve spent some time at the beach and that has helped clear my head a little and calm my frayed nerves. But it can’t make everything go away, or fix everybody for me.
I’ve been trying to be creative and use my time wisely but I have mostly slept a lot and faffed about, not really achieving anything. I haven’t been sleeping at night so I stupidly took a full dose of my sleep medication a couple of nights ago. I haven’t had it in ages (have been trying to wean myself off everything but the absolute essentials) and so it kinda hit me like a tonne of bricks. Yesterday I slept ALL DAY. Terrible. Such a waste of time. Today I am still dopey and a bit spaced out. I’ve been trying to make cards but it has been a difficult process with my eyes not focusing properly and my brain a bit frazzled. I did manage to finish off a couple of jewellery pieces – Lord knows how when I can barely see what I am doing – and so at least the day hasn’t been a total waste.
The colours here remind me of the beach. The turquoise blue of the sea and the pale yellow of the sand and shoreline. My favourite place to be is near the ocean. I hope the eventual owner of this set will feel the same serenity and calm that the sea brings to me.
Sorry for the short post today. Hope you are all happy and well x