You might have noticed that Whimsey Pie is turning into a compilation of book reviews for The Eclectic Reader Challenge and a gallery for Weekly Photo Challenges. This is not what I originally envisioned for my blog but it will have to do for the moment. To be honest, I’m more than a little overwhelmed with life so the fact that I’m posting anything at all feels like an award-worthy accomplishment. And, I guess I could be doing a lot worse by this little corner of the Internet than talking about books and sharing some of my photos.
I don’t think I’ve shared this directly, but I began full-time work on an on-line Masters degree in August. It’s been challenging, to say the least. I don’t think I’ve ever doubted my life choices and intellectual capabilities or struggled with time management issues so much in my life. I’m discovering that working a full-time job that requires constant creative and critical thinking and taking graduate courses which demand more of the same drain me completely. I have nothing left to offer here at Whimsey Pie or anywhere else. I’ve been wondering a lot lately if creative energy is physiologically like will power – a finite reserve that runs out and must be replenished often with relaxation and novel experiences.
Anyway, I’m not writing this to whine. I’ve made my choices and am living out the consequences the best that I can (although whining about it occasionally does make me feel better). No, I’m writing all this simply to say I haven’t had much to say lately, and certainly not much of anything that any of you lovely readers would want to read. So for now, I hope you enjoy the book reviews, the Photo Challenges, and the occasional inspired post. I anticipate that things will eventually turn around. Thanks for sticking around while I get my feet back under me!