I have had a crazy few months, anything that could happen seems to have happened. I have decided to mark the start of a new stage in my life with a new look to this blog. I hope you all like it! I have made it much more personal to me.
From now I will be sharing much more of a variety of things with you all rather than just snail mail because I do have quite a wide range of quite similar interests haha. I am currently still living with my parents who just moved house but I am also moving out into my own apartment in a few months time. That means that literally everything I own it currently in boxes in the garage... Including all my letters -.- I have no idea what was going through my mind when I packed my desk up but as a result none of my letters are in my Snail Mail box, they are all packed... somewhere else... I went on a mini adventure today into the garage to try and find them and it was literally like trying to find needle in a haystack. Luckily my medication (which I had also stupidly packed) was in the first box I checked! Phew haha! So in conclusion I have not yet found the letters but I will keep you all updated. I bought some letter writing pads from paperchase the other day to write some consolidation letters to my penpals but time has not been my friend at the moment.
Today I started my preparation to become a student again! I will start studying languages and culture on the 3rd October with the Open University while working full time in my current job in international liaison. (It's not really hard to see how the two fit together haha!). I will be studying for 6 years to get a bachelor of arts degree. My first year will focus on different cultures and the meaning of language as well as Intermediate Spanish. I hope to share some of the interesting things I find with you as well as posting some things in both English and Spanish! (I'm nervously exciting just typing it!) I hope that's something that you will all enjoy as an addition to all the letters that I will still be writing.
Unfortunately amongst all the fun stuff above there has also been a lot of pain in the last few months. Sadly I lost my Grandad on the 31st of August. He had been terribly ill for months before he passed away and I was at his side the whole way. It's been an incredibly hard time for me, I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who have lost a very close relative who know exactly what it's like. I designed a time line photo album for my Granny as well as creating a memory book so everyone can add their favourite memories with my Grandad. He really was a phenomenal man. I had the honour of designing the order of the service for the funeral and the amount of things he had done in his life was truly phenomenal. The funeral was a lovely celebration of all he had achieved and I honestly believe that there will never be a man quite as inspiring as him. May he rest in peace.
Me and my Grandad
The future, however, is bright and I am following my dreams exactly how my Grandad would have wanted me to. And that starts here by sharing what I find interesting with you all and vice versa you all sharing what you love with me!
I can't wait to see how this blog develops and grows.
In loving memory of The Reverend Dawson Price BA O.B.E