Hmmm, so once again there’s been a lull in the writing. Not in the thinking or planning (I even made up a blog schedule!), just in the action of writing.
I’ve had one heck of a year so far and I can only anticipate that the next few months will be just as jam-packed if not more so than now. My job has been busier than ever (with people leaving my team left, right and centre!), we took a month off on holidays in the USA, and I’m now in the process of downsizing all my ‘wares to move into a lovely inner-city apartment with the wonderful man in my world.
It’s all been a (mostly) positive experience; almost worthy of a #soblessed hashtag, but it’s also tricky to admit that I’ve had a lot of change in a very short amount of time… Some I chose and others were more unexpected and not of my choice at all. So it’s kind of reasonable I guess that the thing I enjoy most of all, but that fits into my “spare time” has faltered away once again. But I am forever determined! I am really, really hoping that once the move has happened, I’m going to have more time on my hands to do what I really enjoy… Instead of spending over 2 hours a day commuting to and from work! It will mean less time listening to podcasts every day, but I’m prepared to make the sacrifice😉
In the meantime, I have also somehow over-committed myself by enrolling into three separate short courses all starting in the space of six weeks in September and October. To be fair, I did enroll into them all before I knew I was about to move but it all feels like quite a rude shock now. However, one of these courses is focusing on blogging so it will hopefully spur some action around here more often! If nothing else, I’m determined to keep a “what I’m learning” log on here while I’m studying, for myself, but also there may be something worth sharing. I do hope so in any case!
If you’re interested, here are the links to what I’ll be up to when I’m not packing boxes over the next few weeks! The first and third courses are free, through Future Learn, and the other is a great blogging course with it’s roots here in Melbourne, though anyone can register.
A six week course, starting next Monday September 14
Facilitated by Dr Craig Hassed & Dr Richard Chambers of Monash University in Melbourne (both of whom I’ve seen speak live at events, and are amazing sources of information!)
A four week course, starting Wednesday September 24
Facilitated by the lovely Pip Lincolne from the blog ‘meet me at mikes’ (which I feel I’ve been following forever!) Pip makes and writes about beautiful things, embracing creativity and this course is designed for newbie’s to help you carve out your own piece of the Internet, find your “voice”, as well as the technical know-how. I got this at a discounted rate, however it’s still stinking cheap for under $100!
A six week course, starting Monday October 26
Facilitated by University of Liverpool, UK
I’ll be reporting in after the Mindfulness course starts next week, till then I’m off to start researching removal vans!