How did that happen?

Hello!

Yes, I’m still here. I haven’t abandoned my blog! In truth, I’ve been beyond busy, and then I changed phones and didn’t set up my email notifications properly, so it wasn’t until yesterday that I saw the, frankly, phenomenal amount of emails in my inbox. Sigh. Anyway, even if I *had* been updating my blog, there wouldn’t have been much to tell! At least not on the boy front.

In my last post I said I wanted to take a break from men-folk for a while and I meant it. Aside from meeting The Greek once or twice for complete no-strings fun, I’ve been a very good girl indeed. I’ve been too busy sorting out the next phase of my life anyway.

I handed in my resignation two weeks ago – I’m going to Goa, just like I said I would. In little over 2 weeks time, I’ll be on a one way flight to Mumbai with nothing other than my backpack and the promise of sunshine waiting on the other end. I’m beyond excited, but I’ve been so busy and stressed with work that I don’t feel like I’ve had much time to really plan or think about it. My plan consists of land, jump in a cab to Arambol and then find somewhere to stay. And meet up with The Musician at some point. More on him later. So, yeah. That’s me. I still have a list of things I need to buy/sort out, like travel insurance, pick up my prescription for malaria tablets and stuff, but I’m ready (ish). Got my passport, currency card and visa. Gulp.

I can’t tell you the relief of knowing my days in that office are on the count down. I had my leaving drinks on Thursday and I got a bit emotional. I’ve made some wicked friends and I’ll miss seeing them all the time, but I can’t cope with the work anymore. It makes me want to smash my own head in. I want to draw and write and chill. Oh yes, on that subject, I’ve decided my book will go on Kindle on March 1st. Now that’s scary. I’ve hired an editor and now I’m trying to sort out a book cover. I had no idea it would be quite so time consuming!

So, The Musician. He’s in Goa at the moment. We’ve been speaking still, more or less daily until he left. He doesn’t have internet where he’s staying, so he’s been coming online to say hi once a week or so from the internet cafe. He still seems excited to see me – the promise of food (I have to send a list of what I like to make it easier for him to know what to make since it turns out I’m really quite fussy – who knew) and lots of talk about things to get up to generally. It’s nice to know there’s someone there who I know, and yes I do like him, but for once, I’m not thinking about things *like that*.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi. I miss you guys and I’ll catch up with you all soon. I’m taking the laptop with me, but I don’t know how often I’ll be updating my blog – or when I’ll be back exactly.

For those of you who I actually speak to on a regular (or regularly-ish), if you want to keep in touch then send me an email or leave a comment (email preferably) and if you’re on Facebook we can connect there. Or via my real Twitter account. Until the next time….parting is such sweet sorrow 😉

Have a nice Christmas everyone!

xxx