Not my circus, not my monkeys

Welcome back folks! Or, welcome back, me? Either way, hello again. If you remember me, I love you. If you don’t, I understand. I haven’t posted in the longest time. But, it is a new year and with it brings a new me. That’s what happens, right? The switching of calendars has this odd effect of bringing you a new lease on life that is unachievable throughout the rest of the year?


This isn’t the trade window (you’re welcome, sports fans). We can change anything, anytime. And I choose to change my blogging habits, for one. I swear, it’s a complete coincidence that this comes in the first month of the new year.

The second ‘change’ is not a completely sudden change, but one that I have progressed towards over the last couple of years. My new years resolution when I started this blog two years ago was to become more selfish. It was necessary for me, and now this year my new motto comes from a Polish proverb.

Nie moj cyrk, nie moje malpy.

Translated to: ‘Not my circus, not my monkeys.’

I had potential stressΒ at work the other day. But then I remembered: not my circus, not my monkeys.

And it is handy beyond just the working life. Now my life belongs solely to me.

So, what shall I do with my OWN life? Well, I have decided to quit my job and sell most of my things (my music collection will remain forever mine) and head around the world, working as I go. Yep, I’m going on an epic adventure! And, indefinitely. Whatever may happen, shall happen. I have no ties, expectations, or plans. Just the world and me. I may return in tatters begging for my old job in six weeks, or six decades, I just don’t know, and that’s part of the beauty of it. But for now, I shall endeavour to return to the blogging life, for I really miss it, and even moreso, the community.

So, buckle in, get ready for some love and laughter and plenty of me, and if all goes well, a seriously daunting adventure worth strapping in for.

P.S. Looking forward to catching up with you all now I’m back!


15 thoughts on “Not my circus, not my monkeys

  1. I missed this earlier post today. The timing of you news is uncanny and bold! And it doesn’t surprise me. You are who you are! πŸ™‚ My blogging journey as well as many other commitments are heading in a different direction, too. In fact, my last post will be within the next couple of weeks. A much longer story shorter, I have decided to travel, too. And volunteer. And finish the book I have been writing. And live life, fully. I deserve it (to your “selfish” point) and I intend to walk my talk. I’ve missed you, mate. Perhaps, if the Universe intends it, we’ll cross paths as we travel and grow forward. I could not be more excited and happy for you!!!

    • Wow, that is very exciting!! I am extremely chuffed for you, too! I do hope the Universe has us cross paths on our journeys, as I will want to hear all about yours, and get myself a copy of that book! All the best with your big changes. I know they will bring great things for you and I’m excited by the prospect for you, as I know you deserve it and more!
      Thanks again, Eric! πŸ™‚

  2. wow–I’m floored! Now it even makes more sense that you’re good with the loose and unstructured plan sort of thing πŸ™‚ Yay, you for choosing epic. Looking forward to following along. Many thanks for knocking on my door πŸ™‚

  3. Yay welcome back!!! It’s been awhile! For me too πŸ˜› I love that you quit your job and are traveling now! Takes guts to do that and please do keep us updated on your awesome experiences! Where do you plan on going?? What work will you do in the mean time?? If you’re ever in Singapore, hit me up!

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