I realize it’s been a few months since I posted anything here and I’ve had some sweet people asking me in the comments, by email and in other places if I’m okay, so I decided to post a brief sign of life.

I had a crappy summer with some emotional rollercoastering regarding my personal and my professional life, but now everything’s okay again. I am doing fine, I am just absolutely swamped in things, mostly work. Add to that, that I have been dealing with a bad internet connection for a while which is limiting my time online.

One of the decisions I’ve made this summer is to quit my part-time and completely unfulfilling job once the project I’m leading is over in another three weeks or a month. From then on I’ll be working on a freelance basis only, making things I have been doing “on the side” for the last few years my main occupation and source of income, translating, teaching Dutch, working on some projects in the non-profit sector and I’ll expand my writing activities over the next couple of months. Of course it isn’t and it will not be as easy as I’m making it sound right now in one or two lines, but ever since I took this decision and started working on making it a reality (financially as well) I’m feeling much better.

For the last month or so, I haven’t even been reading very much. I started a couple of books, but threw them in a corner after reading a chapter or three and then nothing for weeks so I’d completely forgotten what I’d read weeks before.

I’ll be back when things calm down a bit – hopefully soon.

9 thoughts on “Update

  1. Thanks, Heather. It’s something I’d been thinking about for a long time, but never had the courage to do or the “moment didn’t feel right” (which is probably another way of saying I lacked the courage 😉 ).

    Susan, I have six or seven drafts and half-finished reviews that I wrote earlier over the past months, but never had the time or the inclination to finish and polish. I plan to put them out here bit by bit, even if I’m not reading much right now.

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