Where have I been, you ask?
Out in the real world, I answer.
I've had a minor social experiment, a personal life change. A readjusting of my life/work/online balance. It has been successful and has done me much good. I still need to trim a bit of fat, to cut back on all those things which do me no good, but overall I am moving in the right direction.
I don't know about you, but my life seems to be stuck on fast forward at the moment. A blink and another month has gone. I try to slow it down but to no avail. Perhaps this is an unavoidable part of growing older.
So, with time an increasingly scarce commodity, I have been spending that which I have on my nearest and dearest, rather than frittering it away on those who do not love me anywhere near as much. It is a benevolent selfishness. I no longer waste my resources on unrewarding enterprises. I only give time and love to those who give time and love back to me. It has taken me years to wise up to this and I can't help but wonder how much more I will have learned in another decade.
What wise words would you pass on to yourself if you could travel back ten years in time?