It’s no secret I’ve not been active on my blog this year. I can now offer a brief explanation.
My place of employment had some tough decisions to make. In a nutshell, a restructure was called for. That restructure meant my going from full-time employment there to being utilized on a freelance basis. The change took effect on 01 July, but we all knew about it months ahead of time. In anticipation of the shake-up in my life and the effects it would have, I started preparing early by channelling all of my energy into learning as much as I could about the entire spectrum of my trade. See, if you do freelance videography in Namibia, your chances of surviving off a regular income are slim to zero. I therefore considered, and after much hand-wringing, decided to start up a videography production company with one of my colleagues once our time at our previous place of employment lapsed.
We are in our first month now, and it is a scary ride so far. As you can expect, starting up a business of your own takes up a lot of time and energy. So much so that I’ve not been able to write or read very much for some time. Of course, I’m hoping that all changes as quickly as possible and that my blog can once again become a part of my life and routine.
I want to thank all of those of you who continue to support me when I do post. Please don’t see my absence from your own blogs as rejection – I dearly want to catch up with your exciting journeys. You have all been so inspirational to me, and continue to be. I value all of you.
It started out with my committing overtime to a work project. Just a few days, I thought.
Six weeks or so later, here I am peeking out into the sunlight from a dark room called post-production.
Thank you so, so much for your support during my absence. I have been blown away by the incredible sense of community here on WordPress once again. I cannot wait to resume reading and interacting with your blogs.
I will be making changes to my blog. It will be in small increments. The original reasons for my creating this space have changed, largely due to the massive amount of encouragement and support I have received here for my writing. I never expected it.
I intend to focus my writing more regularly instead of bouncing around all over.
This means I will be looking for fun weekly writing challenges to participate in, like Indigo Spider’s Sunday Picture Challenge and InMon. I also want to dedicate a post each week to highlighting the blog of someone whose work I admire or who I just like.
Again, I don’t have a clear vision of where my blog is headed, but am taking small, positive steps away from where it was.
As in the past, it will be most delightful to have you along as a travel companion.