Sunday, 21 October 2012

Better Late Than Never – A Year On, Part 2

So whats been going on? Heres a brief update of whats occurred since January (and I really can’t believe its October already – where did that year go?)

I got back from San Francisco and my big trip on Jan 4th 2012, slap bang in the middle of winter, and promptly did nothing till June, save a few bits and pieces. I should have maybe taken the time to do another (slightly smaller) trip – but I thought I’d be sensible and didn’t. Instead, I had a few weekends away to London – to see Bouncing Souls, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, A Place To Bury Strangers, see friends and generally behave like a drunken bum – a trip to Sheffield in May to see Lisa and Ginny (and see Alkaline Trio), and a couple of trips to Amsterdam with mates to see Cock Sparrer and The Bouncing Souls, of which both trips were a blast.

Although I generally did nothing while I was at my parents (and looking for college courses to do in my downtime was a miserable failure), I did get started with a new band, based in Brighton. I played a shit-lot of Skyrim, and what days the sun came out, I went to the beach. I also tentatively started running again.

However, this is nothing to do with moving forward in life.

As of June, I started working back at Legal And General as a contractor, doing 3 days a week at the Hove office. And I quite like it. I lived with friends in Hove a couple of days a week while I was working, and got to like that too. I’ve always loved Brighton, and have always thought about moving here, but am so lazy, I never wanted to deal with the hassle. I didn’t know Hove that well, but found I really liked living here too. It’s a pretty great place.

So as of the middle of September, I’m now living in my own flat in Hove, 5 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes walk from work, living in a town that I’ve always enjoyed visiting and is somewhere that I’ve wanted to live for a while. I’ve also got a new band that after 8 months of work, is finally nearing the stage where we’ll be getting music online and playing live soon. And I can run 7k in 40 minutes.
So things have moved forwards in the last 18 months, albeit slightly. I definitely feel like I’m in a better place that I was back at the start of 2011. I need to keep chipping away at life before I get to March 2013 – cos that’s when all the contracts finish!
Not sure I like deadlines…..

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