My heart is heavy today. And truthfully, has been for a few days but today brought news that focussed it all for me.
Several people on the periphery of my life have had challenging, tough and scary times over the last week or so and it makes me ache for them, worry about them, feel.
So my heart is heavy with all of that. And it makes some of the more trivial and mundane things annoy and irritate me.
Especially because today brought the news a work colleague was out walking her dog last week and was hit by a lorry. She's in hospital and her daughter tells us she'll be ok. But her injuries sound very nasty and pretty scary (cracked skull, multiple broken bones). So she has been in my thoughts most of the day.
Then there are the reasons why my heart is heavy in a good way - because I am preoccupied and excited about next weekend.
And because last night ended sailing for the year for me at least (I will write more about that tomorrow).
So my heart is heavy with memories of fun times and gratitude for the help, support, friendship and love that I am shown by my fellow sailors. And with my (misplaced) guilt that maybe I haven't/didn't do enough to show my thanks and how much it means to me.
Welcome to The Life and Times of Emma, please leave your angst at home, there is more than enough here to go around.