We said goodbye to my father-in-law yesterday, it was a sad day.
Everyone held it together until the piper began playing his bagpipes as he led the funeral procession into the crematorium.
John was a kind, gentle and compassionate man. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.
Wanting to be less involved in the world is not a bad thing, surely?
Lately, I have been making more time for myself and my family. I want to remove myself from all of the distractions that “being social” brings with it.
Why do I have to be social? Let me rephrase that, why do people expect me to be social. My circle of friends is very, very small. I have two people (other than my wife) that I can genuinely call my good friends.
I think that that is more than enough. Although I write here in what is quite obviously a public forum, I don’t want the world hearing and seeing everything that I am doing from one day to the next.
With this in mind, I have quit almost all social media. I still need to button up a few errant accounts, but generally speaking, I am making progress.
The next phase of my plan is to slowly withdraw from all of the voluntary work that I have been doing over the last year. I won’t leave people in the lurch, but at the same time I will not be taking on anything else. I will also quit all of my freelance work and instead move all of my attention to raising my son and keeping our home.
This isn’t a new thing for me, in fact, I have dabbled with the idea of doing this sort of thing in the past, you can read about that here.
Anyhoo, that’s it for now.
Over and out.