Time revolves on strange hinges.
Hello one and all, it has been quite a while.
I’ve been off the grid again for a while but am looking to revitalise this blog and my writing in the new year.
It’s refreshing to know that there’s so many artists and other people out there who want to communicate and work together.
The reason for my being off the grid is that I started a new job in early October. After being unemployed (I was studying at the time, and doing other stuff, but not employed alas) for 14 months, it has been quite a system shock. I now work in the finance industry, something I would never have imagined. It’s allowing me to save for my ideal position, which is teaching English abroad.
Something I had not expected was how my social life would suddenly blossom again. I’m not all that social, but there are lots of events that happen regularly and I’ve been getting to know my co-workers. Apart from that, I actually have a proper disposable income now and can afford to go places, do things.
On the flipside, my writing patterns have changed. I’m unable to write prose every single day due to time contraints and my medical status. Trust me, though, I’ve been trying. Prose for the weekends, poetry in the week. The pace and output is far slower than it was previously, but I’m working on it.
I’m sure that there are a lot of New Year resolutions floating around at the moment.
I have one myself- to cut down on swearing.
Might not seem like such a grand one, but we are always in the process of trying to improve or change ourselves, and I wish everyone the best of luck.
As for 2015, I don’t have any resolutions specific to the year itself, but my regular ones, which involves being more active in both the social and artistic worlds. Although, that having been said, I’m still editing work for a collection that I look to publish in the next few months.
As for today, I write this while I have the chance as I’m later going out in South Birmingham with the work family.
A Happy New Year to you all!