Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Taking a new direction

In what is becoming a fairly regular(?) occurrence for me, I'm going to make a bit of a change to the focus of this blog. It's been almost two years since I last posted on here, but a lot has changed. I'm back from India and planning the next phase in my life.

The work I did with VSO (see my other blog for more details) had a profound impact on my life and left me wanting to do more than just moon-light in the development sector. Unfortunately, on my return there was a mortgage to pay and it was far too easy to just go back to my old job...

Times have changed, however. I've been back for over 18 months now and while I don't quite have the itchy feet to grab the passport yet, I'm definitely looking at my options. So first step - I've applied to do a Masters in International Development. It's a part-time, distance learning course, which should provide me with a bit of flexibility at least.

Step two - starting this blog. I'm going to try and start commenting on the blogs I'm reading and just giving my general thoughts on what they're saying - join the conversation! We'll see how it goes - it might be that I can't do this as regularly as I'd like, but I'm going to make a conscious effort!

So there you go - new direction in life, new direction for the blog. It's a nice symmetry, right? :-)

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