It is that time of year again. That time when I have new ideas and try to reinvigorate my hobby.
The past couple of years have crashed and burnt. This year I've made changes. What went wrong previously.
Firstly; my old Mum got ill and required major surgery. She got through it all, but it has required a huge life change and it was left to me to facilitate this. It has culminated in her now living
in a nursing home.
Secondly; I took up an Officer's role in my club, on the proviso that it would take only a couple of hours a week. This rapidly became an almost full time position requiring so much time.
Thirdly; Fourteen months past, I took a P/T job with a well known discount supermarket. I got posted to a brand new store and my 20 hour per week job soon became a 40 hour post.
Finally; SWMBO's sight went South and she couldn't drive. Enough said.
All the above led to a realisation that if I wanted/needed sleep, then there was not sufficient time in the standard day. Something had to give. During the last two years the aforementioned has cost me two good friends and my much loved hobby.
ON THE PLUS SIDE.
Since the dawn of 2019; Mum has stabilised and although wheel chair bound and not bed bound. I am relinquishing my club office in a couple of weeks (AGM). My work hours have normalised, only this month mind. P's eyes have improved significantly and I have engaged with one of my lost pals and trying to build bridges with the other. All that is left is to reform my hobby and bloglife. This is the start. Fingers crossed.
Sorry for all the false starts over the past couple of years. Fingers crossed this is IT.
Thanks for all your blogs, believe it or not they have ALL really helped me keep a 'foot on the ground.'