Today I feel like I am on an academic come down, reality has hit home - no longer am I connected to the academic world - 8 years gone, finished. HOw do I feel ?- I don't know, is the answer - relief I suppose given the state of higher education these days; especially after my visit to the department yesterday and witnessing the complete and utter chaos that is the beginning of the academic year. Sadness as well I suppose, leaving what is a tight knit community behind me.
... life is to short to keep looking back, so it is onwards and upwards. Time to organise those new projects and get back out there into the community that I live in - no children young enough for joining the community of parents at the school gates, sooooo I am going to try the village WI, I belonged several years ago, perhaps it is time to give it another go - next Wednesday evening is when they meet so my aim is to go along and see what happens.
HOme alone tonight so am going to find a good book and park myself in front of the range to keep warm - yes it is cold enough to light it today, in fact the temperature is half that of last week, quite a drop and the wind is viscious. See you all tomorrow.