What I have been doing for the last 6 months

12 Jul

What have I been doing for the last six months?

I’m self-publishing, that’s what I’m doing 🙂

There are other activities that sometimes come centre-stage, but for the most part, writing and editing dominate my time.

I recently traveled to Australia, and on the immigration form it asked me for my occupation. I haven’t been in paid employment since I left my job last September when my husband and I traveled to Brazil for a few months. Back then I would have put ‘Information Specialist’, or ‘Business Analyst’, or ‘Web Developer’; none of which really fitted comfortably anyhow, and certainly even less now!

Since coming back to New Zealand, I can’t seem to entertain any thought about employment, let alone follow through and turn up; the energy just isn’t there. The grace isn’t there. Standing there in the customs queue, drawing a blank on that question, I decided to redefine this pitted term for myself. How about: ‘what occupies my time’.

Writing of course!

For the first time ever, I wrote ‘Writer‘ on the immigration form. And for the first time ever ever ever, I felt comfortable, in fact, perfectly entitled, to using that term.

That is huge!

And what is even more huge is that I want to share with you my current project.

My next post will be the Preface for my poetry book(s). I found an angle on presenting my poetry that I really like, and its drawing a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for me to stay present with this project. Stay tuned 🙂


2 Responses to “What I have been doing for the last 6 months”

  1. Nic Aukett July 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    Hey you

    Nice – as I read down I see the synopsis that you have written show your growth in self discovery and I feel with a hint of sadness – where have I gone worng and what can I do to get that same sense of peace, self growth and direction.

    I love your honesty girlfriend and always have

    x x x Nic

    • squashedmosquito July 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

      thanks nic! hey I read a quote today which said truth is to be known by introspection. A writer wrote it, which works for writers. The sentiment feeds me, but really, there are so many perfect paths to Truth. And you’re on yours 🙂

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