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Reflecting on 2019

Reflecting on 2019 January 26, 2020Leave a comment

This is the story of my mission to find new experiences and explore places near and far from me. Along the way I will be trying to find some really good chocolate cake. And of course seek out the meaning of...well...everything

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.

Lights from the buldings below from the Burj Khalifa.  Part of reflecting on 2019

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.

View of a street in Nottingham as part of reflecting on 2019

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.

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