Thanks for popping in. Ventured into the belly of Maidstone early this morning, to drop off the Clarity van for a recall job. Actually it was reminiscent of navigating Wembley traffic during Friday evening rush hour. Absolutely radio rental.
So it had to be done. When we got back home to dingly dell East Sussex, it was bacon sandwiches and tomato ketchup – with plenty of butter! Comfort eating is a thing, innit?! As for the new work from home ruling, clearly it doesn’t apply to Maidstone. Or they all popped out for milk and a newspaper at the same time.
When you’ve been alone and pretty much isolated for as long as we have, extreme traffic is quite strenuous – especially with the way folks drive nowadays! I would point at the white van drivers, but of course that would be US today !!
This afternoon, I stepped back, away from the madding crowd, and retreated into my little artroom, to do some tidying, thinking and planning. ALONE!! The calm after the storm! This is planning week at Clarity, when we set out the roadmap for the New Year. So why wasn‘t I at work? I WAS working! I was formulating a load of possible ideas, which I shall run by the team tomorrow. This is the best part of the business for me: hatching a plan. There’s nothing like taking an idea right through to dream product. Also….
I actually enjoy my own company. Easy to say when you know a loving husband is on his way home (having tackled Maidstone again!). But really, I do like to spend time alone. How about you? Or are you more of a people person? I find the older I get, the more I enjoy solitude. Is that unusual?
I think that a little solitude frees the mind up. No music, no distraction, just quiet. It helps the brain focus on things that need attention. Today I kept a little notepad handy, and jotted thoughts and ideas down that surfaced. They are like traffic. They come into view, and then they pass, like cars. So if they are worth remembering I have to jot them down.
It’s all good. It will all be fine. And from my experience, things usually work out if you let them.
Love and Hugs