How did that happen? The other day I was in the bank having my passport copied and the girl happened to mention, “Oh yes, your visa’s fine till October…” October!! This is a two year visa - where did it go?! I mentioned the matter to my SIL last night and she was equally flummoxed. It really feels like we just arrived.

In a smidgeon more than 16 months there have been many life changes. Exactly 11 months ago I rebelled against early Monday mornings and the horror of British school children and quit teaching (I found the post I wrote that day here). It was quite a while before I stopped calling myself a teacher but it took no time at all for me to discover that I could relax, enjoy myself and really love my work as I attempt to make it as a writer/designer/anything that will bring in money.

11 months on, I am about to launch my own online publication with a dear friend, and I have managed to get myself published in print and online a few times.

I discovered I make people’s day :-D


Thank you so much Moggle and Alice!

And I can only imagine what the next 11 months will bring. I have decided to aim high - why not!

7 Responses to “February already!”
  1. Tournesol says:

    Time passed too quickly! I wrote on my pay-in slip 5th Jan. yesterday - and no one noticed, not even the bank clerk! Clearly we haven’t left January…

  2. Kai says:

    Aww *hugs* It’s well deserved! You make my day too.

    As for time flying, well you’re having fun aren’t you???!!!! :D

  3. Heather says:

    Time has really flown by, and such a lot has changed. Good luck with all your future plans - I’m sure they will be even more successful than hope!

  4. Auntie Noo says:

    My, that has gone quick!!! ;)…. Must be ‘cos we’re soooo busy enjoying life!

  5. DaD says:

    “Time waits for no man” some wise person once said. Be sure to fulfill your purpose as you also become a success. Make the two one and there is a chance you will also be blissfully happy. That happines depends on you. Others have the ability to encourage and praise, but you alone are responsible for your own happiness. Use your time well it is all you will get.
    Love to all,

  6. Lucy says:

    Time only flies when you’re having fun, enjoy it. It’s great when you find you make someone’s day isn’t it :D

  7. Lindsey says:

    Diane, the courage you’ve had to make big changes in your life is really inspiring! Some days I feel like I’m just treading water until I’m able to make big changes for myself. However, I don’t think I have the clear vision of what I want the way you do, so I’m holding tight for now. :-)

    The Inside Loop is clearly shaping up to be a great endeavor! I can’t wait to see the first issue. Best of luck!

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