Today was my last day at work for ten days. I booked the holidays along with the school October week. So I had absolutely no plans for my time off but today I got hooked on tracing my family history and think I will be consumed by this for the foreseeable future. My days will be spent in pursuit of more information about all the people I have found already. I started with my dads side of the family and am trying to work my way back but need to pad out the information I have on my ancestors. I would like to have a full social history as well as a chronological one.
I have also been sorting through other personal artefacts and papers. It has been a long time coming but I am finally ready to deal with the clutter in my bedroom. When I use the word clutter I do not mean rubbish. I mean research for lots of different things that I am going to file and sort out so I know where everything is. I keep writing things down and putting them in random places and now is the time for me to gather it all together and get really busy. I feel positive and excited at the start of these projects because they are both uncovering really interesting things.
It has been getting my brain active again. I have felt directionless for a wee while because I have had no courses or essays to write. I have had plans for my writing for ages and have been squirreling bits of information away here, there and everywhere. Today is day one and I will keep you all informed of my progress. I would just like to say a huge thank you to D (she knows who she is) for getting me working again. Life is a blast with you in it.