QUICK CHECK-IN

Hello! It feels like an age since I’ve been on WordPress or produced any blog content. Since starting full time studies, it’s been difficult trying to keep up with the study load and submitting assignments on time. So unfortunately, creative pursuits have had to take a back seat. I should be done in 5 weeks and anticipate getting back to some writing.

Not much has happened otherwise. My daughter caught COVID but her symptoms were manageable and short lived. She had a few days of high fevers, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. I actually thought she had gastro until her tests came up positive. No one else in the family caught it so that was a blessing.

I’ve discovered that I have a cervical lordosis, which is where the bones in my neck are bent the opposite direction to what it’s supposed to be. Apparently, my posture staring at a laptop for long period time while studying and poor pillows have probably worsened it. As a result, I get headaches and numbness at the back of my head whenever I lay on my back. I’m getting physio treatment.

We sold our house for a decent price and it looks like it was at the right time given things are looking a bit dire with the housing market.

Our rental house leaks through the ceiling of the lounge every time it rains. We have no heating at the moment and approaching winter. Sagas of a rental person. I must write about that experience at some point.

I let my hairdresser choose a hair colour to dye my hair. My husband and children think the hairdresser did me a dirty because now I look like a Korean pop star with orange hair. I’d show you but I’m too afraid you’ll all prove them right.

Anyway, that’s it really. Nothing exciting. Hope everyone is well and looking forward to getting back to WordPress once my studies are done.

Keep safe everyone, wherever you are in the world.

DID YOU MISS ME?

I haven’t flexed my writing chops for over three months and I must say, it’s not like riding a bike – I’m finding it rather difficult to get back into a creative mindframe. The words are not flowing as easily despite the numerous stories I have to tell.

In short, I’m in the process of selling our family home, we’ve moved to a rental house, the kids are back to on-site schooling, and I’m about to resume full-time postgraduate studies. As you can expect, I have been, and still am, a bundle of jittery nerves. The journey of selling and moving has been challenging, and the youngest child starting primary school hasn’t been without issue. I shall write about these experiences when I’ve successfully pushed past the writer’s block.

What’s been happening in your part of the world? How have the last three months been for you? Feel free to send me a comment.

I leave you with this photo for contemplation (future blog post content…)

LAST POST FOR 2021

Hello everyone, I’ve been somewhat lazy with blogging in the last few weeks. Just haven’t been able to get into the mood for writing or social media. Methinks I’m done for this year!

Not sure when I’ll be back given Christmas, New Years and school holidays are around the corner. I’m thinking with the children being home until Feb 2022, I might not survive the nagging and constant complaints that are bound to happen.

My youngest starts primary school next year. Hallelujah! With both children at school, I’ll be able to focus on me for a change. I plan on attending full time studies to complete a graduate certificate to teach English to speakers of other languages. Turns out not many employers are interested in someone with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, a Certificate IV in training and assessment, and a half completed postgraduate in adult education. I’ve really lucked out on finding work so far.

Anyhow, with my plate seemingly full next year, my blog posts will be erratic at best and my interactions even less so. Apologies in advance! This post is essentially me saying goodbye for now, but don’t be sad because I’ll be back at some point to regale you with my whimsical musings!

More importantly, I would like to thank my fellow bloggers, readers and followers for taking the time to read, like and/or comment on my blog posts. It’s been lovely getting feedback and I’ve truly appreciated it!

I’ll sign off by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe New Years. Bring on 2022!

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