Word of the Week 22/6/18


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If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:

I’ve felt a tad strange all week. Out of sorts, not my usual upbeat and motivated self. I know what it is, I just don’t have it in me to make any effort to rectify it just yet.

This has been my first week of normality, of having time to myself, in years. When my son started school in September this would have been the logical time for this to hit me, but I had a full time degree to complete. Along with work here and all of the normal everyday paraphernalia. Having finished my degree just a few days before flying to Disney World, I had that occupying me, then on our return I had the Husband’s and then my birthday. Now, now I have everyday life and without a jam-packed to-do list, juggling lots of plates, I am finding it strange. I am feeling strange.

I need to find my new normal. I need to find my motivation for my new normal. I can think of a hundred things that I could be doing at any given moment, I just haven’t felt the urge to do any of them this week. Which is not like me, so I am waiting for my productive self to return. I was chatting to a friend about it a couple of days ago and she suggested that maybe my mind just needed to have a rest after a busy few months, which feels right. So I am not beating myself up about it, and I know me, I know I’ll shake myself out of this soon enough. Until then, I will take each day as it comes. Maybe it’ll all feel less strange soon and my mojo will come back. I do hope so!

What about you? What one word sums up your week best?

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12 thoughts on “Word of the Week 22/6/18

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Finding a new normal is always quite strange. I think your friend is right and that your mind just needs to have that rest for a while after all the busyness of recent weeks. I’m sure that you’ll start to feel productive again soon and settle into your new normal but going with the flow for now sounds like a good plan x

  • Kerri-Ann

    I can totally understand your feelings. I felt like this a few weeks ago but like you it was personal bits clouding my judgement. Take it easy and it will come back for sure. I can imagine that you are a little lost with having so much time on your hands x

  • Anne

    I think what you are feeling is quite normal and it will take you a while to get used to not being so busy or pre-occupied with plans. By the time you will be feeling normal you’ll probably have the summer holidays to deal with! That’s something to look forward to. x
    Thanks for hosting #wotw

  • Angela Webster

    I’ve had a similar week to you, instead of pushing myself I just decided to take the week off. I feel so much better for it and ready to get going again. It sounds like last week was the anti-climax of a busy exciting few months so it’s normal to feel the way you have. I’m sure you will be back at it next week ! xx