Thursday, December 31, 2015

Trust in the timing of your life

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My last post has been bothering me for months. Ominous in its tone, it makes me sound depressed and like I was one bad day away from taking a long walk off a short pier.

But it only takes one little thing for it all to change direction. One phone call from a friend who says "I hope you don't mind but I recommended you for a job." Turns out there were two positions available. I had an interview, then another interview but didn't get either job. "I would like to hire you," he said, "so I will keep you in mind for when something else comes up," 

Sure you will.

But two weeks later, he phoned me again. So we had another interview. Then I had a fourth interview. And I got the job. One so much better than the first two. I've been there three months and I can honestly say it's the best job I've ever had. I love it. I have a great boss, I love the people I work with, I have the freedom (and most importantly) the trust to use my initiative. Excitedly, I'm starting to think about the longer term and I'm considering options that were previously on the Cold Day in Hell list. It's not at all what I thought I would be doing - not what I wanted  to do - but that's the beauty of life, isn't it? The happy little surprises. 

Life is good. Storms don't last forever. Happy 2016.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

One can only hope

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This is not the life I thought I would be living.

This is horseshit.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The friends you need

One friend to keep you away from him because he is bad news.

One friend to keep your secrets of self-destruction.

One friend to encourage bad decisions in the best way.

One friend to act as a scout.

One friend to share commiserations.

One friend to give no bullshit advice, solicited or otherwise.

All the friends who don't know when to say when when it comes to being the best friends you can have.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Feelings

I wish I hadn't deleted your number

so I could have the satisfaction of deleting it again.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Exceptional Circumstances

You want extraordinary things to happen? Okay sugar, we'll give you something so extraordinary that you can't talk about it. You'll see it on the evening news, in magazines, all over the internet, but no-one must know the connection. It will be so extraordinary that it will alternate between driving you to drink and smoke and curse, and adopting a zen-like que sera, sera feeling. It is huge, life-defining, television mini-series extraordinary. And yet you must not talk about it. Do not talk about it.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


I knew you were heading for trouble
the minute you started caring about his backstory.
I thought
That's it, baby.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Initial Thoughts of a Social Media Detox

Two initial thoughts after a weekend social media detox:

1. I wonder what everyone is up to?

2. Christ, I'm bored.

I totally cracked. I don't even think I lasted 24 hours. I received an email that alerted me to a Facebook notification and when I logged in, I had three notifications and a new friend request. I checked Instagram and saw I had some mentions. I realised that I hadn't told anyone who doesn't read this blog about my detox and it felt like not checking in was kind of rude. 

And then I looked at Pinterest and it was all over.

I like the people I follow on Twitter, they're funny and clever. I use Twitter as my main source of news and what's happening around the world. I like Instagram and getting a glimpse into the lives of the people I follow all around the world. And Pinterest, as pointless as it is, is fun. Cutting them out of my life, even for a few hours, felt like punishment.

So rather than a detox, I think I'll just go on a social media diet instead.

I don't have a problem. You have a problem.