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Happy 2010

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Happy New Year everyone. I don’t know about you, but I won’t be inviting 2009 back for a repeat visit any time soon!

Whilst I know it was a tough year for everyone, for me the problems were compounded by health issues (of the chronic rather than serious variety). I won’t go into the tedious details, but even non-serious health problems can take over your life, make you really stressed, and generally cause a nuisance.  Thanks to a very understanding husband, and a very supportive employer, I got through it, but it wasn’t easy.

The worst of it is that having come out the other side (well actually I’m waiting for treatment at the moment) I’m not the person I was a year ago. I’ve lost a lot of self-confidence, and I think it will take a while for me to regain my passion and enthusiasm for things geospatial. I’m not saying I’m giving up (I’m still holding out for a ticket to Barcelona this September), but I want to take things slowly for a while. Maybe. Perhaps I’m just waiting for the right “cool-thing” to come along to get me back into the swing of things…

Enough self-indulgence though, I’m not after sympathy, just a bit of catharsis.  Here’s to better times in 2010!

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