At 8.45am this morning I sat at the computer ready to write my blog post and …. nothing.
I think they call it writer’s block. It’s an unusual state for me to be in, usually I have a million and one ideas and the challenge is picking ONE to focus on.
Today, nadah, zilch, nothing.
It’s now 2.56pm and my “day to myself”, you know the one where I’m supposed to create is almost over. The final bell at school is soon to ring, then they will be on the bus, then they will be here. With a flurry of school bags flying in one direction and school shoes flung off in the other, “is there anything to eat?” will be the cry. I will have to back away from the computer and pay attention to whatever travesty the unpopular teacher has done today, or how unfair the latest detention is (don’t worry my children aren’t delinquents our school is just very liberal with detentions) or discuss whether they can go for a sleepover.
In the meantime, you dear reader will have been left with enjoying the content from Tuesday. OMG Tuesday that’s so out date in this million miles an hour social media world.
I did try, I promise you I did try.
I got distracted by my work facebook page I’m setting up, and spent some time there wondering how we can make it a useful resource for students, parents and teachers on the Mid North Coast.
Then I found myself considering an assortment of options on what to post here for your reading pleasure.
I thought about adding my two cents worth to the Chrissie Swan, smoking while pregnant, story but what is there to say? She’s human, she knows it’s bad to smoke, she’s deeply upset. There’s the debate on whether the magazine should buy the photos – but really why do we keep buying these magazines!!!
Then I spent a little time on Twitter. Racism reared it’s ugly head with an ABC News Presenter subjected to a racist tirade on a bus. But rather than get me fired up to write angry blog post against racism it just made me sad that in this day an age a woman, in front of her own children and the 2-year-old daughter of the gentleman she was abusing, could say such horrible things.
I went searching for happy and light. Trying to unearth a little positivity to bring into your day, and people there’s not a lot about. Apparently sport is rife with drugs and crime, wars are still raging, a nine-year old girl has just become a mother … I had to stop reading. Is there no good news anywhere in the world????
It’s now 3.28pm. My time is up, they will be disembarking from the bus now, in 10 minutes they will be HERE. It’s a bit like racing to defuse the bomb before it explodes.
In the few minutes I have left, I’m turning it over to you. If you have never commented before delurk and let me know you are reading along, just a hi will suffice, so I know I’m not blogging to an empty house. If you are feeling really generous let me know a good news story, from either your life or your community/country, something that makes you smile.
I need some happy to disinfect from spending time on the news sites and becoming infected by all that is wrong with the world.
Update: Jeremy Fernandez, the victim of the racist tirade has written his own account of the incident, I just don’t get why people in 2013 are behaving this way!