It's December! I am in shock and also... excited!
I'm not going to apologize for not touching this space for an entire month or two, because I'm really not sorry! I have had the most amazing, full, inspiring couple of months!
My first semester of my Masters was INCREDIBLE! Working full-time, studying part-time and having a life all-the-time sounded scary (I had many an anxious cry in preparation for this season)... But what I found was that when you're doing something you love, I mean really L.o.v.e you find the resources, the strength, the time, the creativity, the ideas etc to make it work! And if your lucky, you get to meet some amazing people whose advice and encouragement helps stoke the embers of enthusiasm and a firestorm of dreaming that keeps you going well into the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to passion and some structure I survived!
I have learnt so much by generous and positive lecturers and fellow students and I'm full to the brim with ideas and techniques and so many colours!
I made some changes to my work situation and I'm currently slowly moving away from full-time work (in an industry I'm not so thrilled to be in) to what I expect will evolve into more freelance, writerly work.
I've started working one day a week in an organisation I love and truly believe it!
I've ripped my novel in half and will commence working on the half that I actually like this month.
I am considering sharing some of my pieces from the semester with you.
I have read so many beautiful articles and books that I need to share with you, or I'll sure die a thousand sad selfish miserable deaths!
What did your last month look like?