10 Jul

Lack of updates

So, It’s been a while since I updated this blog, the last one was when I was leaving home. I remember writing it out sat in my flat in Barnsley. Now I’ve been moved two years living in Bournemouth. It’s gone so quickly and so much has happened I’m not even sure where to start in updating this.

I’m actually thinking the best thing to do would be to shut the blog down with it not getting used and just lack of time to update it.


27 Sep

moving away from home

well, i thought i would start from the very beginning, the new start, the new me, the new well…everything.

my life felt like It was going nowhere fast, i was in a job that i could do with my eyes closed, although i enjoyed working with the people at the office, had friends in the office and basically got on with just about everyone there, the fact i lived almost 40 miles meant i couldn’t really have a social life outside of work with the people who i got on with the most. my friends list was practically empty which meant from 5pm – 8am i didn’t have anyone to talk to except family.

i went on like this for quite a while, i must admit i did enjoy my own space, being able to do what i wanted when i wanted, but to be honest, i had nothing to do on my own. it was quite a lonely existence and one that i couldn’t see myself doing much longer. this is where it all started to change.

at my work, i heard about a job that was coming up and would be a step up, involve something that i really enjoyed working with (SharePoint) and would be a good career progression, the only problem is it would be based 250 miles away from my home (Barnsley) which would mean i would have to relocate to be in with a chance of getting the job. i weighed up all my options even before i had the interview, it probably the most i have ever thought about something before it may be happening. after the interview, i got a call and got offered the job, which i said straight away i would accept.

the hardest part of the whole thing was moving to somewhere that i only knew a handful of people but most importantly leaving all my family and all I’ve ever known behind. this is something that i still struggle with quite often and im not sure that it will ever go, even though its only 4 hours away in a car, it can be difficult to get to see my family.

now when i look back, i realised i have made the right decision, im finally starting to enjoy my job, im making new friends and have a social life and met a great woman who i now live with…but still there feels like there is something missing, my dogs, my family and that great northern accent that i miss hearing every now and then.

overall it has been a good move and lots of things have happened that i didn’t expect.

what keeps me going?

–visiting back home at least once a month
–regularly speaking to my family on the phone
–having a laugh at work and still enjoying my job
–an amazing girlfriend who supports me
–going out and having a good time

all the things above have really helped my situation, im still not ready not call this place home yet even after a year but eventually that might change.

have you moved away from home? how do you cope with not being near your family?

25 Sep

brand spanking new

Well here i am, back to blogging. Its been a good few years since ive done this and a lot has happened in my life since I last deleted all my posts.

I’ve got some good posts that i want to make but I’m just going to struggle to get the time to get it done. I’m going to try and do 1 post a day which should help me hammer through the stories i have to tell and reviews of things i’ve bought, not forgetting all my rants that i like to add :)

Im also going to add a gallery section back too, Ive just completed #route66 so i have lots of photos from that trip! But thats another story!

For now ill leave it here and see what I can knock together for tomorrow.