I thought retirement would mean that I had more time to pursue my interests, and in particular painting, but the reality seems very different!
Honestly, surely it isn't much to ask to have a few hours now and then to have some peace and quiet to draw and paint??
I am not sure what goes wrong in my life, but all my spare time seems to be eaten into by all sorts of calls on my time. I then end up just plain exhausted at the end of it all and hardly in the mood to be creative - Catch 22 indeed - and it seems to be getting worse.
I must be doing something wrong. How does everyone else cope with this dilemma. Do they just ignore everything and anything and paint when they want to or are they like me - struggling to find a space in the schedule. Thoughts of wandering off the the day to do some plein air sketching reduces me to slightly hysterical laughter as it just isn't happening.
The older I get, the harder I work and I am sure it wasn't supposed to be like that. Perhaps I should be searching on Rightmove for a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to buy so I can disappear off the radar? Tempting at times.