Welcome back fellow travellers! Come rest your weary heads upon my literary shoulder.

How I have missed writing this blog! When I recklessly decided to bring into existence ‘Aimee by night’ it was with a view to perhaps posting a few short memento pieces here and there of my travels in America.What started out at first as a casual dalliance quickly became a loving and committed relationship, and a way to document the daily wonderment of my trip-of-a-lifetime. It kept me going, knowing I needed to live and experience each day to the fullest-even if I was tired and homesick and my bones ached; if not for myself, but for you who stuck with me on my journey- hungrily devouring my words, and offering encouraging ones of your own in return.

50 or so posts later and there it stood in all its poorly edited glory! My testimony to the world of all I had seen, heard, tasted, laughed and felt.

Then I came home and back to the reality of day-to-day living in the UK. I wanted to keep writing-I did! I kept finding little anecdotes woven throughout my days and would begin to compose witty drafts that would, alas, remain un-posted. I lost faith in myself, my confidence gone. I got the dreaded writer’s block. Who would possibly want to read the daily brain dumps of an unemployed 20-something wasting her hours away in Stalybridge?? No-one; that’s who.

Weeks turned into months and it has been, to my horror-precisely 192 days since I last posted anything. And yet, so much has changed in that time. Given it’s now a new year and the opportunity to launch bright-eyed and bushy-tailed into a new venture, I wanted to dust off the cobwebs and write once more. I built up the courage (okay, okay, so I got drunk and though ‘fuck it’), frantically tried to remember my wordpress login credentials, and started writing.

I can’t promise it will be nearly as exciting as a whistle-stop tour of the northern hemisphere; however, if you choose to stick with me you will be greeted gladly as an old friend. I’m not 100% sure what the blog will evolve into, but expect some commentaries on day-to-day life, mixed in with tales of adventures, maybe some insightful philosophical musings, and definitely a smattering of incorrectly used semi-colons. You might laugh, you might cry, you might be overwhelmed with boredom…you might even be in it… who knows!

So ladies and gentlemen, relax, fasten your seatbelts, there could be some turbulence along the way; but above all else, enjoy the ride…

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