Thursday, 3 January 2008

New Year, New You

Can I really have had nothing to say for nearly 3 months?

Well, I guess the answer must be yes, though I have been thinking a hell of a lot instead. The prospect of imminent bankruptcy, loss of the beloved home and a future life of penury weighed rather heavily on my mind at the back end of 2007. It also dampened my enthusiasm for writing anything. But I did ponder on my response to this crisis and have surprised myself by how sanguine I am able to be. The Buddhist approach is working; namely I can't change the circumstances but I can change how I respond to them. A year ago I would have scoffed in my own face at such new-age twaddle, but the more I say it to myself the more I believe it. I can either get suicidally depressed at the turn my life has taken or I can go with the flow and change what I can and accept the rest. I'm surprised by how easy this is and feel quite optimistic about 2008 despite no rational reasons for being so.

I'm also going to write more.


Cathy said...

Go with the flow definitely. I've been doing that for years, through many crises. Sometimes what you fear most doesn't actually happen, but in any case you will, eventually,find writing material in it all.
Good luck,

Viki Lane said...

Hope everything works out OK and 2008 repays your optimism.


Graeme K Talboys said...

You've lots of people on your side and sending positive vibes. And writing is good.