I’ve spent too long recently thinking about all the things I can’t do, and it doesn’t look like some of my circumstances might change anytime soon (residency-visa-COVID-blah), so I’ve decided it’s now time to think about the things that I can. I’ve got to, I’ll go mad otherwise.
Although I have lots of ideas about what I actually want my life in Aotearoa New Zealand to look like, free from the restrictions of a visa, I can’t do some of them yet until I have my residency. I can at least start to think about it though. I’d put off doing anything just in case, as well as feeling so bloody burnt out I didn’t have the energy or the inclination.
Sadly me and The Poet aren’t together any more, and we’ve both been working through that, trying to make sense of it, feeling all the feelings. I’ve spent the last wee while just having some downtime and looking after myself, and I’m starting to feel a bit better.
Right now I’m feeling in take-charge mode, ready to get some shit done and figure out this thing called life, even in this annoying limbo period. I’m an action-person; I can’t stay static for long.
First thing is to commit to another writing series. I’ve been thinking about a follow up to Tales from Lockdown – interviewing a few people from back then and asking how the last 18 months has changed their life, or what they’ve learnt.
What do you reckon? Would you read it? Who in particular would you want to read about again?
Or do you fancy something completely different?
Let me know, I’m all ears!