I have never been one to air dirty laundry in public. I like my private life kept private. The problem is that things happening in my personal life have drastically affected my professional life.
So, without going into too much detail, here is what has been happening over the past few months while I have been extremely quiet.
Just before Christmas, I left my partner of 10 years. I hadn't been happy for a while. My son certainly hadn't. And over the weekend of November 30th/December 1st, things happened which made me evaluate my situation and make the decision to leave.
It wasn't an easy decision to make, in fact it was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in a very long time. But needs must and on the Friday of that week I moved into a new house with my son.
I moved in with my partner with a whole heap of belongings but, over time, they had been whittled down and I moved out with very little.
This is when you realise what amazing family and friends you have!
Money, furniture and household items came from all directions and in no time at all, my new house was a cosy home.
Of course, moving that quickly meant no internet but, again, I had loads of offers to go and make use of a variety of WiFi connections. I had to rely on my poor little, overworked netbook but I was able to keep an eye on things. My internet was connected mid December but trying to run a business on the net book proved very difficult.
My other major problem was that I lost all motivation to crochet - not a good thing when that is how you earn an income.
While I was struggling with the curve ball life had thrown at me, my son positively bloomed. As hard as the decision had been, I knew it was the right one.
Life marches on and that was nearly six months ago. Things have changed. I feel better apart from an occasional pang of regret. Not for leaving, I certainly don't regret that, more for not realising what I did a lot sooner. But the past is in the past and that is where it should stay.
The future holds so many possibilities.
And I have so many plans!
This time next year Rodney, we are going to be millionaires............