So I just looked at this blog and realized (realised?) that I haven’t posted since January 3rd. That’s rather a long time. But I have some reasons for that. Okay, I have two reasons for that.
The first is that I was busy fulfilling one of my New Year’s resolutions and finding work. I had a scary moment at the beginning of the year where I realized I had blown through almost all of my monthly allowance in the matter of a week. By allowance here, I mean disposable income. MR and I are very socialist redistribution of wealth types and split our disposable income equally between two separate bank accounts. Being on one salary meant that said disposable income was rather small, and we had a very serious talk about how I needed to work. I am then proud to say I went at it full guns blazing and applied for every teaching job I thought I could do, including Head of English positions. I even had a spreadsheet, and made it a full time employment, practically.
Turns out it paid off. Interestingly the very first position I applied for, I got, and I have been thrown into the deep end teaching in another country. I have many ideas for posts about that, but have not had a lot of time to write them.
The other thing is also fodder for blog posts. MR and I are in the process of buying a house, and while there’s a lot of ruminating to be done about being a first time home owner, there’s also a lot of stress, and a lot of packing. And a lot of my time on the internet now is spent hunting for housewares, like a hall carpet that lists the areas in the shipping forecast.
But now I’m on half term, and things are calming down a bit, so hopefully I’ll be able to write a bit. Then there’s a week of moving and a family wedding (virtually simultaneously), but hopefully I’ll find some time after that to start working more faithfully on this blog, for anyone out there reading.