Hi all, it's been a while! I thought I'd write a quick update post to let you all know what I've been up to and what I'm focusing on this year.
So, the last blog post I wrote was in June, and a lot has happened since then!
I've stopped working for Mindler. They're an absolutely fantastic company and I feel that the work I was doing there did make a difference, but I was doing it on top of my full-time NHS job. This meant that I was doing two evenings a week on top of a full day of work, and it wasn't sustainable for me any more. Part of self-care is knowing when you're struggling, and I'd be a bit of a hypocrite if I didn't take my own advice. So, I scaled back on the working, which means I'm not doing any private work currently.
I've also changed my hours in the NHS, compressing my work into four days rather than five. That means that I can do things like write blog posts at 11am, as I'm not working Mondays from now on. This is a relatively new thing, but I have to say I'm enjoying it so far!
"But Sarah," I hear you say, "are you just going to spend Mondays lying in bed, reading books and eating toast?!"
Well...that sounds pretty good, now you mention it!
If I wanted to do that, I'd be well within my rights to - however, I took this decision so that I could focus more time on writing. I want to write short stories, and longer stories, and to do that I need a dedicated space to write, which is going to be my Mondays. That means that I might be writing more blog posts (although probably not one a week, maybe more like one a month), and if I do write anything else that's published, I'll link to it on here.
All of this is part of my focus for this year, which is on writing and personal growth. As I said, this is just a brief little blog post to update the focus of this blog, but I hope that whatever you're focusing on this year, you've had a brilliant winter so far and that the best is yet to come.
Dr Sarah Blackshaw: Clinical Psychologist, blogger, tea drinker, interested in dinosaurs and shiny objects