I have a question for you all to start this weeks newsletter. At what point do you give up and stop doing something because it seems futile.
This edition of the newsletter comes just a few days after celebrating my birthday. This year has been exceptionally strange for us all, but a certain level of realisation comes when you can’t do the things you usually do to celebrate.
It seems that my life has been refreshed and I have managed to charge up my batteries. Unfortunately, I have no idea how or why I managed to do it, but the last two weeks have been much better.
The kids are finally back at school and the house is quiet once again! As much as I am nervous for my little ones being back doing more mainstream things, I am glad to have a bit of normality in my life.
I am back, relaxed and ready to write another edition of the newsletter. I really enjoyed my time away from working and distancing ourselves from the world.
This edition catches me just at the right time as I prepare to have some time away from work and try and relax.
hould I be celebrating ten editions of the newsletter? Not sure it really calls for anything special, but a few tweets from good friends of mine showing support of my ramblings calls for some thanks.
Some weeks I jump at the chance to write the newsletter, with ideas already in mind or half written. This week however is one of the ones that inspiration is lacking and topics are thin.
I didn’t think I would get to write to you this week because the internet gods were against me for most of it.
This edition was the most difficult to write, not because I don’t have things to cover, but because I no longer know where to pitch this.
I am 6 issues deep into this whole email malarky, the exact number that I stopped publishing the last one at and I can’t wait to get this one out the way.
When my notification sounded this morning to say it was time to start planning this weeks newsletter I had completely forgotten.
I feel like I have been in isolation forever. I am not sure what the natural world feels like any more, and I have proceeded to split my day into hours drinking coffee and hours drinking beer.
Yes I am two days late to sending a newsletter out, and yes it's completely unacceptable seeing as I have nothing else to do!
I hope you are all well, not suffering too much from staying at home or away from people. One of the biggest things I have missed over the last few weeks is human contact.