I had all these grand intentions of posts and updates, but in my usual fashion, I’m burning the candle at both ends.
Between work, study, exercise and keeping the family alive, I really haven’t had any time for anything else. I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten how to craft. Which is a shame as I have more supplies than I’ll ever probably use.
This year I have celebrated my 40th birthday and I took myself off to Antarctica as a present. Random, right?! It’s a story in a story, to be honest. How long have you got?
Also, at the end of last year, I signed up for a marathon. It’s on my bucket list, so I have to do it at some point and I figure I should do it now before my body falls apart, as opposed to just succumbing to middle-age spread. So I’ve been running a bit. I am trying to do 4 runs per week, with one of those being a long run. I’m not always consistent.
Additionally, I am still studying. Yes, this is now my 7th year of part time study. I still have a year and a half to go, but at the end of it, I’ll have a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Town Planning. Town planning was for fun, but it’s been such an eye-opener of a degree. I’ve enjoyed the humanities side of it. I don’t enjoy Business, but it’s a means to an end. I need a piece of paper declaring a degree, so it’ll do.
Work has been great, I’m enjoying my new job. Although it’s a year since I made the change, so I’m not sure it’s new anymore. Working from home has been fantastic and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.
Now craft. I started this year by joining a few classes, Ali Edwards One Little Word and Cathy Zielske Scrapbook Your Year. I haven’t dedicated enough time to either of these projects. I’d like to say that I’m going to finish the year strong, but I know me. Maybe I’ll have better luck next year?
I did start painting during isolation due to the coronavirus. Who knew I could paint?! Not me, so that was a nice surprise. Of course, I went crazy and bought all the paint and brushes and paper, but then my focus changed and I haven’t painted since.
I’ve not slowed down in buying books, but I’ve only read two so far this year. The first one was Follow me to Ground which was a book club recommendation. It was not my normal genre so I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. The second book was Running like a Girl, and it was so inspirational that I felt really dedicated to running after completing it.
Maybe I should be burning the candle at both ends tonight, so maybe I should leave it there. I hope there will be proper updates soon enough.