Its May already – come on 2014 – slow down a little!
Funny how priorities change. At the beginning of the year I had a list of ideas that I wanted to work on, and that involved physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional things. It involved things like spending time doing what I want to do, and what makes me happy.
At the beginning of the year, I thought that working with kids was what I wanted. Now I am not so sure.
The school holidays have just ended and so has Camp Nano. I didn’t get much more written on my Taniwha story this month – things happen, life happens. My husband and I ended up in Auckland unexpectedly, but made the most of it by visiting with his Dad in Napier for a couple of nights on our way home.
I went for a shakedown tramp up Lake Rotoiti, and took the kids. Learnt my lesson there. Youngest son was great – carried 20kg
pack with little complaint. The older two – one took a pillow and sleeping bag, the other took a rugby ball. No warm clothes like they had been warned to do. I won’t be taking them anywhere again.
So this brings me back to my priorities. I no longer want to with people who don’t appreciate me. I want to do things that bring me happiness and joy. Things that I want to do, like tramping, volunteer work, spending time with friends who encourage and uplift me.
And writing and proofreading is one of them. A writer friend and I have been in discussion about starting a proofreading business. I proofread for her and she really likes my work. I haven’t completed my proofreading course yet – because I really haven’t had time – well I probably have, just haven’t scheduled it correctly. But I am seriously considering it. But I want to come up with a name and a pitch that is catchy, eye-catching and interesting. I don’t want to be Karen’s Proofreading Services – I want something like Book Doc, or SpellWrite. I also need someone computer savvy to create me a simple pretty logo and webpage.
Oh well, dreams are free I guess. One day I will be able to do what I want to do, and not have to make everyone else happy in the process.