When I stopped blogging some months ago, I told myself it was so that I could take some time to wrap my head around the latest changes occurring in my life.
In many ways, I guess it has been. But it's also been about just not feeling up to writing. And about dealing with getting retrenched. And about having to find a new place to live, getting the kids settled into a new school, which, in many ways is a lot like going back to school. Fuckin' Hell! Who'da thunk having a child in Grade One was going to be so much work?!
Mostly, though, it's been about simply not having anything to write about and I blame this largely on the PR writing job I got retrenched from at the end of December. I think that that job actually managed to kill writing for me, at least temporarily. And of course, it's only now that there are a million and ten other things I'd like to be doing that I feel the least bit like writing anything again...
And that's about all I have to say about that at this time.
Other news includes the fact that I'm starting a new (and at this time temporary) job with a big property developer on 1 April. It's a temp position because I'll essentially be standing in for a woman who's going on maternity leave. This suits me just fine, as there are a couple of prospects of my own that I'm looking forward to developing when this gig is done. Assuming these people don't make me an offer I can't refuse.
I'm also happy to report that the search for someplace to call "home" is finally complete and I have just signed a 1 year lease on a big, beautiful cluster in a complex near the kids' school and in which we know at least two other families.
Meanwhile, I'm gearing up for the return to corporate life, interviewing nannies, worrying myself stupid about maintaining the breastmilk supply and getting & staying on top of the expressing thing without having bought a single breastmilk storage container nor seen a lactation consultant yet. For the moment,though, the little man is well fed, growing fast and couldn't be happier, so it's all good.