Ok, so I've been neglecting my blog. I got so busy in my real life over the last couple of months that I've not really had time for my cyber life. I've been working on my house trying to get it finished and the way that I want it so my head is clear to concentrate on other things. My house has been a ten year project. When I bought it a decade ago it was a wreck, but I saw the potential and fell in love with it straight away. It's not ideal - it's small and not in a lovely country village or in the centre of a big bustling city, but it's what I could afford at the time and has suited my purposes well, and hopefully will continue to do so. I've enjoyed putting my own stamp on it, but it has been hard work and has taken a lot of my time, energy and money. But now it's done and I feel like I can fully concentrate on other things.
As well as my house finally being finished, several other things have conveniently fallen into place and I'm starting the year feeling really ready to move on with the next phase of my life. Sounds dramatic doesn't it? I don't mean it to be. When I look back on my life everything seems to happen in decade long phases for me (give or take a few years). I had a gap decade when I did lots of travelling, then a decade in which I seemed to spend most of my time studying. Now I've had a decade (a real one this time) in which I've created my home and developed my teaching career.
My next phase is to work on my own business. I've been thinking about this for years and so it's always been part of my long-term plans and many of the other things I've done have been building towards this. This is the year in which I'm finally going to take the plunge and really do something about those plans. It's a bit scary, but exciting as well.
As for my blog - well, I should be able to keep more up-to-date with it now and I have a backlog of posts to get typed up and online, so that'll keep me busy for a while.