That’s right, I’m back on the Internet! Refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to dive back into the mayhem. I’ve returned to Canberra, Australia after two and a bit weeks in Thailand. I fully intend to blog a bit about my experience over there, with pictures — I took copious notes about what I got up to, but I’ll probably just summarise some of the best bits for posterity.
My priority for the moment, however, is getting a bit of freelance work done so I can pay the bills and feed myself; an equal priority is polishing up my resume and getting that off to a bunch of recruiters so I can track down a new job.
I’m not sure where I’m going to end up — which is both exciting and daunting — but I’m thinking about making a move to Melbourne, providing there’s a good job on offer. I could also stay in Canberra for 3 months, to save a bit of money before I make the big move. All options are on the table.
Well, so much for my to-do item marked ‘Update blog’. Oops. Between family reunions, shutting down LGS, Christmas and New Years and looking after a friends’ dogs, some uncomfortable legal wranglings, freelancing to pay my bills, trying to get long overdue and extremely critical work done… the blog sort of fell by the wayside.
I’ve got wonderful plans for a few informative blog posts in the new year, but my first priority is to take an extremely overdue holiday to Thailand for 2 weeks. I haven’t had a proper break in 3 years. I often found myself turning down holiday opportunities because I didn’t have the cashflow at the time, and felt too responsible for my small business to let go for that long — LGS never quite made it to the point where any of us could step away for any length of time.
Sadly, the result has been one very burnt-out Andy. There have been days where even glancing at a computer screen felt physically painful, and coding has gone from being fun to being a chore more often than I would like to admit.
So, for the next 2 weeks, I’m off the grid. I won’t be contactable by phone. I won’t even look at my email (well, maybe small glances to check if my family and friends are OK). I’m hoping to go entire days without even sighting a computer.
On my return, things should liven up around here a little more — but until then, best of luck everyone! I might cast a thought your way while I enjoy massages on the beach. :)