Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Million Views! - R2BC

This is where we were when I passed a million views.
Gan Garoo in the Beit She'an Valley
I got stuck in May. Not for want of things to write. I can't tell you the number of times I sat on the bus mentally composing a blog post on recent events or current affairs. And then I just didn't. I could blame it on the unseasonably hot weather we've had this month. Or a work project that I couldn't seem to get going on, but which is now thankfully done and dusted. The end of the academic year demands to write exams, reports, and semester summaries whilst simultaneously planning summer courses and next semester. The students who didn't pace themselves with online courses and are now throwing 10 tasks at me for grading all at once, because they want to graduate by the end of the semester.... The list goes on. Suffice to say: All of the above.

But it's June 1st and I'm back. Not just back but really back. I missed blogging. I'd hate certain events of the past month not to be recorded on the blog. I also met a few people at a recent wedding who said they follow the blog and enjoy reading about our life. So I'm committing to a daily blog for the month of June. I know that's easy to say on a lazy Saturday morning after a good long night's sleep. However, it's what I want to do so I'm giving it a go.

Whilst I was snoozing, this blog passed the one million views mark. I'd been waiting for it for a couple of months. I was eagerly anticipating the bells and whistles when it happened. I was looking forward to blogging about it. Then it happened during the weekend we were away, and so I missed it. Oh well, I'm telling you now. And actually, so what? It's not about the numbers, it's about the words, right?

So back on topic. Here are a list of my Reasons 2B Cheerful for this week. I'm joining the linky, after several weeks of missing it (sorry I flaked out on you Becky). For the month of June it's over at Mich's Mummy from the Heart. 

1. I finished that big work project and sent it in, did all the editing they asked for, and hopefully I can just sit back and wait to be paid for it now.

2. I'm back blogging with enthusiasm. I lost my blogging mojo there for a while but it's back.

3. The blog passed the 1,000,000 views mark!

4. June is the final push before the Summer Holidays. I don't care that I have two degrees and earn less than a... a ... another person who left school at 16 and did something more lucrative. I have July and August. And in fact, college teaching is only from October to mid- June so I'm laughing. Now don't get me wrong - I work over the summer. I run online summer courses. But it's flexible work and most of it at home. I chose time over money and I'm good with that choice.

5. I lost almost a stone in weight in May. Final weigh-in tomorrow morning. I did intermittent fasting. More about that tomorrow.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.
Until tomorrow...


8 comments:

  1. Yay for 1 million views. You're right its not about the numbers, but big ones like this do make you smile. I'd always choose time over money too, here's to an amazing summer for you. Mich x

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    1. Thanks Mich. I hope it's not a hot summer but this year's weather has been all over the place so I'm not holding my breath for a cooler summer.

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  2. I run out of things to say, so good luck with blogging every day in June! I look forward to seeing what you have to say, I love your style of writing. Well done on the 1 million views, the numbers don't mean much to others, but a lot to us that write x

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    1. Yes, it's true, the numbers do give us a thrill don't they. I'm also wondering how I'll find enough to write for every day in June but we'll see how we go.

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  3. Welcome back! Great to read such a positive feelgood post too - huge congratulations on passing one million page views, it's a great landmark and testament to your writing. And well done on the weight loss too, have a great June xx

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  4. Great to be back reading your blog and I know that feeling about losing blogging mojo and how refreshing it feels when the motivation comes back. Treat yourself a bit when you get paid for all that work! Your blogging number milestone is amazing - well done you! There is so much wisdom in number 4 - I need to get to that place instead of beating myself up and comparing myself with college peers. Weight loss is good too and a journey I am on too. Feel so very good to be back to your blog #R2BC

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    1. Thanks Kate. I'm looking forward to your return too. xxx

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