I spent the early afternoon today pottering around on two things that while their minutia is like worms eating in the garden, perhaps for me they will be the start of a new part of my life.

After much vacillating, I finally enrolled to go back to university and add another degree to my years of ambivalent study. I’m doing a major in Asian Studies, with a pile of stuff in politics, as I had this idea doing human rights work of some kind in Central Asia would be… fun. And to make something of my obsessional reading on the region and fields also. So I get to study Chinese properly too, instead of teaching myself some peculiar Cantonese-Sichuan-Hunan-Putonghua hybrid.

This starts at the beginning of June, and because it’s online, I can complete four semesters in a year, and I won’t be shackled to some town or city for two or three years either. mmm books! learning! excitement!!!

The other adventure is my impending departure for Europe. Yes, I can’t be without you Daniel, and I expect to be greeted at the airport by you with green mascara, glitter in your beard and wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress. Late June, I’m venturing far, far north to Townsville for a bit over a week for… mmm the flowers elegantly explain why. Then to Europe and unknown things.

I have no upcoming projects here, no funding I’m waiting to hear on, no obligations and so I hope maybe to find what I dream of in the places that have most felt like home.

For now then, to dance, finish a multitude of loose threads, arrange, pack, enjoy my darling friends here, and then…