It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here. This site was always my way of sharing thoughts and ideas when I was in previous jobs (and I’ve recently imported my tumblr travel blog). For the past six months or so though, since putting down some roots at the Department of Health, I’ve been posting regular pieces about digital goings-on on the DH digital health site.
I also regularly compose more personal posts either in my head or on screen and then don’t publish them. I must have written several dissertations worth! I’m a great admirer of people who manage to crystalise their thoughts and feelings as they happen – I’m much more of an internal ponderer.
Last year, when my family was dealing with my dad’s deterioration from Motor Neurone Disease, I had a lot to say that never made it into the public domain. My brother David on on the other hand found writing a running blog helped him (it helped me too as I got to laugh at him at every installment!). It made sense – in writing about his marathon training regime, David was sharing his own physical and mental challenges, and was raising both awareness and money for the charity MNDA.
With life a little more ‘normal’ now (whatever that means) I’ve started doing some creative writing in my spare time and have every intention of posting more thoughts and stories up here.