So I’ve been making the most of it while it lasts. It’s given me the time and mental space to try to reprogramme myself creatively, somehow, and chance to revisit some of my own projects which had long been abandoned. Trying to free myself up in this way has been a slow process - a sort of reboot - and not as easy as I thought, but I feel great for doing it. Just look at all those "re"s in those last few lines: reprogramme/revisit/reboot - I think that says it all. And I can’t stop walking, I’m walking miles. Ever so slightly obsessed. Packing as much in as I can before work all kicks off again and I get rooted to the spot.
Anyway, enough of all that, that was just to explain why I’ve not been very productive here lately, as being elsewhere in my head with all those "re" things means I haven’t felt quite so much of a need, if that makes sense. However, I felt I had to write something quickly this afternoon because this blog is celebrating a birthday today! It’s 8 years old, which I find kind of shocking; it means I’ve been blogging for more years than I was in secondary education! Quite a scary thought, but nice too. I’ve loved being able to come here for a multitude of reasons, mainly to have a personal place away from everything else, a platform to indulge in whatever takes my fancy. Being able to rabbit on about things that might not necessarily crop up in a general conversation, and not worry that I’m going to be met with weird looks (well, at least I can’t see them). I always wanted it to be an undefined place with no confines, never knowing or planning what I'm going to write about next, so it's very freeing. Plus I’ve been really lucky to find myself among the loveliest fellow bloggers and commenters who just seem to get it and how brilliant is that? - honestly, I couldn’t wish for more here in this online world. So, huge thanks to you!
Help yourself to cake! x