I’m finally going to be back home on a more permanent basis. It’s been an interesting 5 months working interstate every week, but it’s definitely time to move on to something new.

Sunshine and flowers today, to celebrate a new beginning. The combination of working away, the cold winter days and the rushed weekends have all taken their toll. I think it’s the feeling of impermanence that comes from living out of a suitcase all week, and then even when home for the weekend I’m still hardly home. With such a limited amount of time to see my friends and do other non-work related things, a mere two days flies past in what seems like minutes. It has gradually worn me down to the point where I’m conscious of how much I don’t want to leave every weekend and how I spend the week looking forward to the next weekend. It’s not a good way to live, and I’ve always been of the opinion that when a particular job starts to feel like this, it’s time to move on.

With a new beginning come new plans. I’m finally starting to answer the question posed by my mate Steve all those months ago. It’s a slow beginning so far as there’s a fair bit of inertia to overcome. I fell into something of a rut last year and it’s taking me a while to shake myself out of the daze. I keep having relapses and have to kick myself to get moving again in the new direction I’ve set for myself. Usually that’s all it takes though, as this new path is far more rewarding than the old one. More rewarding than I’d even imagined at the beginning, in fact.

So expect more frequent updates after about a week, more photos and more other content as well. I’m going to be a busy lad with all I have planned, but I’m happiest when I’m busy working on things that I enjoy.

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