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

View from Lake Head Hut
View from Lake Head Hut

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.

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  • May 5, 2014 at 9:31 am
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    I hope that in the new future you can move into all the things you love. It’s natural that as we change, grow, learn, our priorities change too and the fact that you are aware of those, and actively working towards living the life that feed you the most is truly awesome.

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