And being the soppy old sod that I am I’ve really missed you. But more than anything I’ve missed me, I’ve missed the person I was when I published a blog post, I missed the high I got from writing freely and letting off steam on theses pages.
The reason I disappeared was due to an issue I had with my blog address, as I explained here. And even though the technical side of it was pretty straightforward in the end, albeit with tons of advice from fabulous tech-savvy people, I was terrified of even attempting it.
Facing fears or pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is always hard. For me this is most difficult with anything remotely technical – I got flustered reading the instructions on my new hair straighteners this Christmas – but I did work it out and hell am I pleased with myself for that! I’m swishing my new silky hair around like I’m in a Pantene ad! (Yes I look like a tit!).
I have been feeling stressed, embarrassed and like a failure for not being able to address the blog name change before now. But as with most things we are scared of doing, I kept finding excuses not to tackle it – I wanted it to be perfect, and I was terrified that I’d fail.
I devoured articles like this one, in a bid to give myself the confidence, and finally late at night, bolstered by chocolate cake and red wine (surprisingly good combo!) I did it!
So, from now on you can expect to find me here, regularly giggling about family nonsense, sharing my passion for eating and cooking, swearing moderately, discovering and writing about my ex-pat life in Gran Canaria.
Finally, a huge shout-out to the techy people over at WordPress.com and the following fab bloggers, who have helped me get back on track.
Ok, speech over… should I take a bow, or would that be too much?