Saturday, November 10, 2007

Why I Haven't Blogged in Two Weeks

As Pogo says, "We have met the enemy and he is us." I noted that Lisa over at BlueStalking Reader has been writing this weekend about the pace of her life and the frenzy of energy required to keep up with daily affairs. Now Lisa is doing an amazing amount -- working, grad school, etc. -- but I will admit that I experience the same difficulty of maintaining a balance between all the different sectors of my life.

The past month has featured business travel, the usual number of ordinary work-days, two book discussion groups, and the first vacation I think I have taken in about two years. (There was a reason I titled the previous entry "Brain Dead But..."). I got to visit one of my sons during that period and had two separate visits with friends. Essentially, I didn't need mental stimulation; I needed sleep and gentle diversion. My computer time consisted of dutifully checking my work email twice (in case of crises) but I didn't even have the energy to blog as my husband noted with surprise. But the brain felt a whole lot better after the rest. All of this to suggest that I may go out of my way to pick up the book that Lisa has been reading and quoting on her blog -- In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging The Cult of Speed by Carl Honore.

Tomorrow will feature a book review, maybe two. But I'm not going to push it. More business travel looms. The thought did occur that maybe we need a recession in this country just to slow everyone down. But there really ought to be a better way...