Well, this is the last day of writing to the journal prompts I started on the 14th July while I was in the UK. When I finally got home on the 21st after being away from home for four weeks and three days I was mentally exhausted.
Sorting through a loved family members stuff and preparing to sell the home which linked our family has not and will not be easy. There are five siblings, now orphans and it’s important that we keep in touch with one another. It’s so easy for families to drift without that important centrepiece which had been Dad for these past few years. I had both high and low moments during this time. Lots of memories were evoked looking through old photo’s and mementoes which made me both smile and cry.
My biggest high, has to be coming home. I can’t explain in words how much I missed Simon and my family of animals. I’ve spent a large part of the first half of 2016 away from them and would do it all over again if I had to. So these past three weeks we’ve had a kind of holiday in bits and pieces. Working in the morning and dipping off to the pool in the afternoon, or just reading sat out in the garden. And I feel very calm and peaceful.
So, what next? Well, I shall be using the time I spent writing these journal prompts on creative writing prompts, getting some new stuff down on paper, most of which will never see the time of day but who knows what could happen?