Wordblog has been in recess. Adjusting from being Andrew Grant-Adamson, lecturer/journalist, to being Andrew Grant-Adamson, retired, has taken time. Coming to terms with a life without an occupation-defining label is traumatic: at least, it has been for me.
It is not just a matter of the job but also changing from being a person who thinks, “Am I earning enough to live the way I want?” to working out, “How much can I spend from pension and other savings?”
I have found things to occupy my time including helping out with a local arts festival and a little paid work but where is my voice? That ability to have a say. That is why Wordblog is coming back. It may end up as the words of a grumpy old man. If it is a little bit more maybe someone will read it.