Midsummer reflections on my patio

I’m already one month into retirement and time flies! Some days I think I have nothing to do, and still the day passes oh so quickly! Ofcourse I’m doing my literature course online, but I have also planted on my patio and organized my wardrobe (moving made it necessary!) and tried to start exercising (still a work in progress!). Then suddenly it was Midsummer, and here we are!

Being on my own a LOT, makes me think. Actually it allows me to spend time thinking. I notice the same thing happens to other people around the world that I follow online, so I am in no way alone in this. I think about environmental issues, about the future and I think about getting old and actually doing something about all those plans I have hatched for years. Are they still my dream-plans? Or have I changed?

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Growing things has become a new hobby on my patio. It is almost as big as my studio flat. so I have to fill it with something! I like the idea of growing veggies, but I also love flowers. For now what I grow very much depends on what I get my hands on in the flower-shop and if the little seeds actually likes my boxes filled with earth.

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On a whim I applied to a writing-course for the autumn. Well, I had a text and I sent it in along with an application. Was definitely not expecting to be accepted at 62, but I was! So now I am going to be a full time creative writing-student at a community college for a year. And if I love it, I may just continue, who knows?

The week has been warm and I’m trying out my wardrobe. I have a lot more summer clothes than I have winter clothes, thats for sure…Both these dresses are old, but this Spring I have definitely bought stuff that I do not need or should have bought. That is something I have to adress, that shopping-addiction of mine, because these days I cannot afford it anymore. I have had a great income but in retirement I have to prioritize and I have enough clothes to last me the rest of my life! Enough said.

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My reading material atm. The class I’m taking online during the summer Romance for three decades requires this. It doesn’t feel like a pain, even though Roberts is not my favorite romance writer. I do respect her immensely, seeing how she supports the writing community and I heard her speak at a Romance Writers of America-convention many years ago, and she was a great motivational speaker! But I still haven’t found a book of hers that I fell in love with, but then I haven’t read all 225 of them…

I have also discovered audio-books, and since I have a free subscription until August I’m listening, reading and writing right now. My life is simply divine:)

 

One thought on “Midsummer reflections on my patio

  1. I love your terrace, the plants look great – Im very fond of herbs as they thrive on neglect, throw in some edible flowers like little viola, calendula and nasturtium and things look a lot better than I deserve, although a lot of veges are very pretty – runner beans, carrots, potatoes, rainbow chard… Good luck/enjoy your writing course – why it takes us years to get around to things I dont know, but maybe sometimes the time is just right

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