What the hell happened to Leafshine?
Dammit, this blog is over five years old - and it missed its half decade anniversary. Silence has reigned for months, with only occasional bursts of activity. What is happening here?
Well, the major reason for silence over the last six months can be summed up thus:
Yes, Dr. Leafy and I had our first child back in the summer and - while I had intial hopes that life might return to something like normal (hence the "countdown posts" that went nowhereâ¦) - it changes everything. Free time has been at a major premium, and WoW has all but vanished off my agenda.
Our baby daughter isn't entirely to blame. Just over a year ago, I was made redundant from a job I loved, managing a network of 100+ business blogs, and training journalists in online skills. I finally made the decision to try and build a freelance and conultancy career. That's been going well - but there have been extended periods where I haven't been able to give myself permission to do anything apart from try and build that career. Rethinking your working lifestyle is hard enough on its own, but when you combine it with having a child and buying a new house, well, 2012 was most certainly an "interesting" time for me.
So, here we are, in 2013, with a beautiful baby girl, a wonderful new house by the sea, and a great new way of working. Where does that leave WoW?
As is stands, Leafy is levelâ¦ 86. Yes, nearly two patches into the expansion, I've managed a whole measly level. Yet, in the last couple of weeks, I've done nearly half a level on top of that. Things are shifting; my daughter is sleeping better, there are fewer demands on our time and I feel more free to spend time on fun activities.
Heck, I've even played with my daughter on my knee a few times. She's figured out the space bar and what it does, so all of a sudden Leafshine has turned into one of those Night Elves. Ah, well.
So, no promises of a return to blogging here. No grandiose plans. Just a quick checkin to explain, and let your know that things are shifting a littleâ¦
How have you all been?