I Had Plans For The End of 2023, Then I Got Covid

How a month of illness helped me focus on what I really wanted to do in 2024

Nick Barlow
5 min readJan 12, 2024

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As 2023 drew to a close, I was feeling ready to get back to writing. I’d had a bit of a slump towards the end of the year after finishing my walk of the Essex Way, but as December rolled in and the days became shorter I was getting more inspiration.

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Nick Barlow

Former academic and politician, now walking, cycling and working out what comes next. https://linktr.ee/nickbarlow