Tuesday 29 January 2013

On redirections and reconstructions...

Yup, I'm back.
"Plan for the best, prepare for the worst" - I forget exactly where I first heard these sage words but it has become a core part of my philosophy for life. I remain extremely optimistic (sometimes disturbingly so) under most circumstances but I always always have an exit strategy for all situations. And I mean all situations, including "I'm sure this surly 350lb gentleman sitting next to me on the bus will move when I need to get off, but just in case..."

Right now I am going through a complete redirection of my life. Due to personal circumstances I have left Taiwan and I am now back in New Zealand, building a new life for myself. I don't want to get into the nitty gritty details of it all, suffice to say that the reason I went to Taiwan didn't quite pan out as hoped but it's really nothing worthy of drama and fireworks - it's just one of those things that happens. Life is messy and it rarely goes to plan - occasionally it even goes skipping wildly off the rails and ploughs straight into the middle of a muddy field. And although I'm not a massive fan of my plans and best intentions being completed turned on their head, I am a fan of staying positive and remembering that as long as life is going then exactly where it is going is just detail and details can be worked out.

So what now? I work out the details of starting again. Happily I have a network of amazing friends that have just been fabulous through all of this, both in Taipei and back here in Auckland, so a lot of the blanks are being filled in a lot faster than I could ever have hoped for. One of the major blanks that I'm hoping to start filling in again on a regular basis is of course this blog, which has been much neglected whilst my life was "Under Reconstruction". I appreciate all of you who have stuck with me and not deleted me off your blog rolls or unsubscribed in the last few months of complete radio silence! It will take a bit of time to get back into the swing of things but I'm sure once everything settles down I'll be back to more regular posting. Keep watching this space...


  1. Good to see you back.

  2. Good to hear you have such a great support network. Good luck as you move forward!

  3. Welcome back and good luck with your new direction... I look forward to hearing more!

  4. Hey girl....I'm right there with you in the starting over bit.nAnd my optimism has some ppl thinking I'm on something. It's difficult to explain that it's all I've got at this point... the hope that it can only get better!

  5. I'm with you still, Kath. And your blog badge is happily camped out on my own blog...same place it's been since we met some 3+ years ago (I think?).

    Like you say in your last post, "as long as life is going..." How true! A dead calm is probably the worst! So thankful yours is "going!" :)

    See ya when ya get here!

  6. Hi Kath, hope your life keeps going and that you stay positive! And also that you still enjoy reading - I've realized that I had survived the toughest moments of my life when I could enjoy reading books again!