Well, I’ve begged Thomas enough to post on here: he’s finally got a draft set up, so I’ll take that as progress.
I’d love to say that so much has changed for us since my last post, and in a way it has. More Than Just Surviving is going well; we’ve managed to grow our reach pretty substantially – it’s nice to finally be writing for people and not just crickets (though I am still writing for crickets on this blog), and our offline ventures are beginning to run smoothly as well. In another sense, however, things haven’t changed one bit, considering whatever’s currently happening is pretty much more of the same stuff as before. The redundancy is tedious, but I’m starting to get used to the fact that nothing ever goes as quickly or as smoothly as I’d hoped.
Life’s managed to slow down quite a bit in the meantime. I love the slow pace, though I do look forward to the day that the slowness is accompanied by more of the things that I love. Walks to the local patisserie in the morning, sitting on the balcony while reading through blog feeds, hunting on the beach for old coins, and hikes through picturesque French forests: these are all things I imagine being a part of my future, and I wish I had them now.
As far as still being in Canada, however, I suppose things are probably as good as they’ll get. I’m doing what I want with my time, spending it with whomever I want (pretty much mostly just Thomas ;) ), making my own hours, and setting my own pace. As an added bonus, I have a cute little cat sleeping next to me while I type away at my laptop.
Things would be very different if my husband wasn’t my business partner. I think I’d always feel like things weren’t quite right if we’d had regular jobs, or if we’d been working separately on different businesses. I’m very lucky to be as tech-savvy as I am, and to have a husband who’s even more tech-savvy than I. I’m lucky we have skills that compliment each other, and that we can split up our workload so that everything is covered without much hassle.
Eventually, our survival blog will be where we want it to be. Eventually, too, this blog will be on track toward what we envision it being. For now, though, I’ll just have to count the little blessings, grit my teeth and get through the tough parts. We’ll get there, even if it is a little late.