This year for the first time in many I have done the very minimal amount of business work whilst staying in our home in Ireland. We have slept long, eaten well and enjoyed each day’s weather as it has arrived. The results are that I feel my batteries are recharged, I have greater perspective about what I am trying to achieve with my life and I am ready to return with greater enthusiasm than I can recall for some time.
Ironically during the fortnight I have had several exciting approaches which should lead to satisfying and fulfilling work in the near future…watch this space.
The break from the feeding frenzy of UK media whether it be swine flu, the economy, football, Big Brother or Katie Price has been most welcome. I resolve not to be dominated by the noise of life be it Twitter, Facebook, radio, TV or internet. It’s time I ran at the pace that I choose.
We discovered some months ago that we own the field adjacent to our house. This means that the plot extends to 2.7 acres, the majority of which has not been touched for 20 or more years. With the influence of Roz Savage (who may soon be writing at the very table that I am using now) I have started to rediscover my environmental awareness and have given a lot of thought as to how we might become more self sufficient on this site. There should be enough land to grow food, water falls in abundance but needs to be collected and there is certainly an abundance of wind and sun for energy.
Now the task of balancing all this begins, but with a smile on my face.
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Goethe