“Life is what happens while you’re making plans”
I’ve seen this quote attributed to John Lennon, amongst others. And it is true!
As we entered the new year I was really pushing hard. I updated my Book “Strange Things From Uranus” (find it on Amazon) and developed more of my understanding of Internet Marketing. I bought a franchise in a site in the UK called Days Out in Leeds, which offers information on Places to go for entertainment… but governments have sanctioned entertainment out of our lives.
I have been lucky over the last decade in that I have chosen to take my skills as a Maths and Science teacher around the world.
I have spent time in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Oman, China, Kazakhstan, Gran Canaria, Morocco and England. While based in those places I have also managed trips to Thailand, Cyprus, Crete, Hong Kong, Spain and more.
Then in March – well the rules of the game disappeared.
I kept this blog going until the end of June then moved house and went without internet for a month. Don’t get me wrong; I moved to a great house a few minutes walk to the beach in Dar Bouazza, just to the west of Casablanca. I have a south facing first floor terrace where I can sit in the sun and read all day (until I burn).
As we rolled into August I realised I had lost my motivation. Spending a couple of hours scheduling a weeks worth of blog post just seemed too much of a chore. Cycling and Hiking through Bouskoura Forest became more of a buzz; and great for my health. In the end I had to go back and teach myself some motivation and time management techniques by reviewing one of my own courses!
Just last week my teaching job ended as a result of changes due to Covid – people have lost businesses and can’t afford school fees. I was fine with that. I have just enough coming in to allow me to stay here for a few months while I work on business.
Life doesn’t sit still.
I got an offer to go and teach Physics in Baku, Azerbaijan! Not just teach Physics for students who want to enter University, also to teach teachers!
So in a few weeks I will be out of Morocco and starting a great new adventure on the banks of the Caspian Sea.
“Life is what happens while you’re making plans.”