# It's hard to believe it's October already - this year so far has just flown by.

I'm half inclined to think it's because my normal routine has been interrupted by two stints of illness, causing me to lose track of exactly where and when I am.

But there's been more: my youngest daughter passing her exams which meant she could go (and is now going) to college chief among them.

The focus has been on individual events, or sequences thereof, and the flow of time gets lost in the process.

I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing.

What I am sure of, however, is that I need to focus more of the long term rather than the short; more on the happiness and less on the pleasure.

I've always wanted to build something more meaningful but never knew what or how, and I think that being in the wrong mindset has held me back.

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks but I'm willing to try.

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