Today I went to see my potential new home town. It was a nice day, but a bit cold (no surprises for this time of year in the UK) and the town gave a good impression.
It’s smaller than where I’m currently living, though that has ideas above its station calling itself a City. Here in the UK there are different criteria for city status. Lincoln is a city because it has a cathedral but it doesn’t have a particularly big population nor does it cover a large area. Well, not by South African city standards anyway.
Small is good for me. I’ve never been a fan of crowds of people and massive cities, though I do love Durban and Cape Town.
Anyway, on to the decisions. I currently work away from home a lot and it seems a bit impulsive to uproot and move to a town specifically to train at a certain dojo when I will only be at home one or two weeks out of every six.
So, here’s what I plan to do. I know I’m not going to make a fortune out of my fiction so I’ve decided to focus more attention on my non-fiction and on my own websites rather than other people’s.
I will still be spending as much time on my fiction as I currently am but it’s my other work load that will be changing. I’m hoping to get to a point where I work mostly from home and just occasionally work on site for my other clients. Then I will be able to happily move and begin training at a new dojo.
I have a new challenge and I’m looking forward to it.