Well here we go, the first blog post I have made from my new apartment.
For so long I have wanted to move out, wanted a place of my own, somewhere where I could make all the decisions and stand on my own 2 feet. The time has finally come, currently sat typing this blog post from my dining room table on the 13th floor of an apartment block, Looking out at Barnsley town hall, police station and views for miles.
The hard bits:
Not having broadband
Not having TV
Starting a new life
I currently don’t have broadband and with the easter holiday here I won’t be getting it anytime soon, so having to make do with 3G, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing… it gives me time to get used to the change, the excitement of having my own space, getting all the things done that I need to get done and no distractions.
No TV isn’t really an issue at the moment either because I have enough DVDs to last me a life time and plenty of downloaded content on my laptop.
Starting a new life is the biggest challenge, getting used to having my own space, no one to please, no one to upset, no one to look after and basically putting myself first for a change. I’ve made some mistakes in my lifetime and now is the perfect time to get everything sorted and decide what I actually want from life:
Do I want kids?
Where do I want to live?
Am I happy with my job?
Who are my real friends?
Do I really need the things I buy?
Why do I do what I do?
All the above are questions that are running through my head at the minute and I don’t actually know the answers to nearly all of them.
I’ve blogged lots of times in the past about doing this that and the other and to be honest, I wasn’t in a good place in my life to actually follow them through. Now there is only me, single, living alone I can actually start to get my life going in the direction where I want it to go. No one to please, no one to disappoint and no one to hurt.
This is the turning point in my life. The time where I make good things happen, I’m 27 now and just want to get things settled down and on track.
I have never lived alone before, always with a girlfriend / wife and now they are no more, this is my time to shine, not to anyone else, but to myself and show myself I can do it, I am a grown up and have to make decisions for myself and to plan out my future.
Over the next few months I will deciding quite a lot of important decisions – questions that have been going through my head over the past few months.
This is a new me.