A Different Time

It has been a long time since I posted anything on here. Life has been complicated at times over the last couple of years and this summer I finally made the decision to apply for early retirement from the day job. I just knew I could no longer keep going. I felt tired and anxious. I had compassion fatigue My writing had been sporadic at best.
I’ve been officially retired for one month now and have still to settle into a new rhythm. For all of my writing life I have fitted creativity around everything else that had to be done. Now I have lots more time to myself and my hope is that I will write more – but I’m not sure that it will happen. The expanse of hours that I have now feels a bit scary. Perhaps I won’t be able to fill it with words.

I’m hoping to kick start some creativity with a 10 day residency at Cill Rialaig courtesy of the Irish Writers Centre. It will be an opportunity to have a ‘retreat’ in which to think about themes for work and to go inwards to see if I can find a renewed sense of myself.

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