This is not a completely easy question to answer, in my personal opinion. Has my life changed? Slightly, yes. It’s changing, but has not completely changed.
After losing my dad so suddenly, it has made me more determined. I have realised that life is too short, which is one of the main reasons I decided to go back to studying (as well as working a full time job). I always wanted to be a teacher and people in the past seemed to have put that idea out of my mind. Well I took a big step and signed up to The Open University and I have just completed my first module of a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. It’s a long way off but it might help towards me becoming a teacher ‘eventually’.
I have self published another one of my short stories and there is another one in the works. This has made a path for new readers reading my words and they have told me how much they enjoyed what they had read. Amanda over at Chocolate Pages wrote an absolutely lovely review and I can’t honestly thank her enough. How has this changed my life, well it has made me more determined to finish some of my unfinished projects and even pick up my novel again, which is finished but does need a lot of work done to it.
I have a few things I will attempt along with continuing with the writing and studying and that is lose a few pounds in weight, tick a few things of my bucket list (hopefully). Hopefully continuing to partake in these activities will help change my life for the better.
How has your life changed since last year?