For several months now, I had been intending to write a short blog post, to let everyone know I’m on a hiatus, and that I won’t be blogging much for the next little while. That is sad in itself because I’m been blogging so infrequently over the last year, that hey, what’s the definition of “not blogging much” in comparison to that?!
So today I’m up early, procrastinating on prepping for a demo, what better time to write a blog post? Sure it’s 5am and I could be doing other things, like say, sleeping, but what the heck…
I don’t intend to get too personal in my blog but I just wanted to give those who might still follow it an update. It’s been nearly a year of frustration for me personally with, to be politically correct, “a life change” and associated activities keeping me occupied for a lot longer than I expected. I won’t dwell on that, I’m not sick nor is it a family illness or something that many others deal with every day without complaint or excuses. In comparison, I really have very little to complain about, and I try to remind myself of that if I start feeling too sorry for myself. For me though, something had to give and over the last several months it’s been the blogging that has taken the hit.
I alluded to this in my annual new year’s resolution post, and quickly re-reading that part of the post, I had to laugh. Part of the changes involve selling a house and then deciding where to live and buying my own place. Back in January, my house had been on the market for nearly 3 months. I thought I was going insane then, but I was keeping it together and still somewhat keeping up with the blog, on a reduced scale. Fast forward 7 more months and my house finally sold 2-3 weeks ago. If you’ve ever sold a house and know the frustration of that by itself, try keeping a house looking perfect and unlived-in for 9 months, and you have an idea of where I was. During that time I’d been looking at houses, falling in love with some, put offers in on one, and everything sold or fell through since mine hadn’t sold yet. Talk about frustrating, it felt like it sucked some of the life out of me, and my energy to keep up with normal things was gone.
The good news part 1: the house is sold and in a little over 3 weeks I’m moving. Right now I live in Burlington, Ontario, which is about mid-way if you were driving from Toronto to Niagara Falls or Buffalo, NY. I’ve lived here for 10 years now and I have loved it, but I will be making the move to a new city. I’m moving closer to where I grew up (K-W), to Cambridge, Ontario, about 30 minutes north of here, and for those that know the area, I’m moving to Galt specifically. It will be a fresh start, a new city, and I can’t wait to move into my new house and make it my own.
The good news part 2: that move is the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m itching to get back to being a regular blogger again, as well as make several changes to my website. I’m considering making my site a blog-only, and moving it to WordPress, and just re-evaluating where I am now and what I want my website to be. When I started on my own, I was a reseller of Dynamics GP, and now I am “just” a consulting partner, so there is a lot of content on my site that I haven’t kept up to date and it’s better to not have it than have old content, IMHO.
So, if you’re still reading/following, stay tuned… I’m still going to be fairly silent for the next little while but I want my blog to be a priority once I’m settled, so I can continue to try to give back to the GP community that I’ve relied on for so many years to help me with issues and questions!