Those of you who know me know that I am social media phobic. I used to have a similar attitude to blogging too, once upon a time, but I enjoyed myself quite thoroughly during the three or so months in the middle of this year during which I wrote a few things on this website. So I’ve missed being away, and before you say, ‘You make time for things you love’, let me tell you that I’ve not written either these last three months. And there are very few things I love more than writing.
Between then and now, a few things have happened. Actually, a couple of things:
1. I got married.
2. I quit my job to write full time.
Number one was the main reason I stopped writing. Now I know what all those people meant when they said to me when I was single: “Oh, you’re not married yet. That is how you can find time to write.” How right they were. Between a full-time job and a full-time wife, it is impossible to get any writing done. Lesson learnt.
Which brings us directly to number two. My original plan was to wait until I was thirty to see if I could quit. But in June of this year, I sat back, took stock, and realized that now was better than two years from now. So I served my three months’ notice, and in September, here I am, without a job and all the time in the world to write. How much I will write will, of course, become clear only as time goes by, but at least now I cannot blame lack of time.
Which also means, for better or for worse, that I will be blogging regularly here. So for those few of you that have missed my posts, fear not, for I have returned. Thanks to all of you who have kept liking and following what was essentially a dead blog all this time. I’m going to try and pump some air into it and bring it back to life.
Let’s see how we go.