Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Things that have changed

At the moment we are in the middle of our city's 'Mad March' that consists of a motorsport carnival, an Arts and a fringe festival, concerts, other sporting events.

Many of these things I used to go to, before I met Ian, and after. 

Last year I didn't really want to go to anything.  I think I went to one event, compared to the 'record' a friend and I have of averaging 3 shows a day for a fortnight (parenthood for both of us has put the kybosh on trying that again for a while, though).

This year,  I'm aware of the buzz around the city.  I'm conscious I'm not getting to as much as I would like to.

I know with a child, I wouldn't be able to attend shows and events to the degree I had.  Ian was happy to stay with John, but I couldn't get to as much as I would in my single life.

But as a single parent with limited care options, I'll get to one show.  And that's because it's the show of a long-standing friend and my parents understand that I try and get to one performance per season to support them. 

There is one significant change this year however.  I'm not getting to as much AS I WOULD LIKE TO.

I want to get out and engage with what's happening.  I'm now conscious of the disconnect I've had.  I may not choose to go to my usual list of shows and branch out and see new acts, but I want to be out there.

This is a good thing.  It's frustrated by circumstance, but a good thing none the less.


  1. Good for you. I am just beginning to get back to some of my hobbies too. It's nice to start to not hate life again.

  2. Kate, it's like you're starting to move from 'existing' to 'living' again.