Hello again. It’s been a while.
I haven’t posted anything on this blog in 3 years, and after reading a mere few words of a previous post, I have now deleted most of them. Apparently it doesn’t sound like me, which I knew would be the case even before my other half started reading my 3-year-old ramblings. That relates to both how old the posts are, as well as how old past me sounds.
I’ve decided to start almost completely afresh, keeping only 2 of what were essentially 13 badly-written entries in a teenager’s diary. This post marks the beginning of a brand new blog.
Since I was here last, I have graduated from university, been a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, lost a loved one, attended numerous 21st birthday parties, including my own, figured out who the people who make me happy are, seen my younger sister turn 18, attended the ultrasound of a close friend and seen her baby, found my other half, made friends, lost friends, made connections and cut ties. I could go on – the list is endless, but reliving all of it would take forever.
Right now, I’m in a bit of a limbo situation. I’ve been travelling to and from Exeter from the New Forest at the moment, attending job interviews and working a bit while I’m there (thank you No. 41 residents for putting up with me). I’m also attending rehearsals with the university symphony orchestra to boost the string section a bit, as well as rehearsing with the Argosy theatre company house band, run by some friends of mine which also lead me to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer just passed. I’m doing everything I can, whenever I can, but I’m living week-by-week at the moment, not knowing what’s going to come up. This is not an ideal situation for me, as I am the kind of person that values a diary above some of my own basic human rights.
However, things are beginning to become more stable. I was offered a full time job last week and I’m working a part time job at a housing association. Now all that’s left is to house myself and make sure I don’t run out of money before I can pay my first rent installation.
I am slowly realising that I will have to grow as an adult very quickly in these coming weeks. Still, I’ve learned how to cancel a TV license, so that’s something. I still have the joys of budgeting and direct debit to look forward to.
I’m spending half of my life on trains at the moment, which is either a really good time for some hard-core Sudoku sessions, or a place to have quiet existential crises in the company of total strangers. Probably the latter if I’ve forgotten my iPod. Also I’m writing this on the train. Yeah.
So that’s me done here I think. This is the boring blog to break the ice and for me to use as a visual representation of how my life is going.
Don’t know how good an idea that is…