Well it is nearly a year since I started this blog and so much has changed so it seems like a good time for reflecting on 2019. When started I was living in South Africa and dealing with load shedding. I thought blogging would be a good distraction.
Shortly after I got a job in Abu Dhabi and moved to the UAE. Life was very busy adapting to a new job and a new country. No time for blogging. Frustrating because there were some good stories to share and I figured many women would be interested in life in the UAE. I finally found time for a few blogs during a holiday in South Africa.
Then I returned to the UAE. I was finally starting to feel settled and getting the hang of the job. Then I was made redundant. I went to stay in Dubai. I thought finally I will have time to catch up on some stories and certainly I managed to find time to publish a few about life in the UAE. Yet somehow life stayed busy. I had to look for a new job and clean out my place in Abu Dhabi. I also managed to get some work for my previous employer in South Africa. While I managed to do a few posts I still struggled to catch up with the backlog of posts I had in mind. I had some great experiences including a trip up the Burj Khalifa.
The job hunting paid off and I was offered a job in Nottingham, UK. My focus shifted to the move to the UK. Even a trip back to South Africa did not offer much time for blogging. The backlog of posts has been growing steadily.
Since the start of this blog I have held 4 different jobs and lived in 3 different countries. It is interesting reflecting on 2019 and everything that has happened. It has been a crazy year so a bit of stability would be nice. But where to go with this blog? I need to decide if I will renew the domain for another year and keep blogging – I think I will. And the backlog of posts, I can’t really remember the details and I am not really interesting in writing them – I think it is time for a fresh start. (I could always write the odd one when life here gets a bit boring.)
I’m not sure that writing about life in Nottingham will be very exciting but I guess we will have to see what happens next.