I can’t believe I last blogged in June, what a long time to go without writing anything!
So, 2011 was kind of like the year in which nothing really happened – I guess I’ll label it my recovery year, after the hell I went through in 2010 I guess I used 2011 as the year to get back on my feet and repair the damages that were done (See This Post To Read About It).
I also ended up putting quite a bit of weight on, I guess I was using food as my comfort mechanism, something I’ve done many times before and in all essence it didn’t help me feel any better about things it just made me heavier!
But before you roll your eyes and sigh over the fact that I’m talking about my weight again, I just wanted to say something positive about it before I change the subject, I’ve lost 8 pounds since the beginning of the year and I’m feeling really positive about what I eat and how my weight change is going (in the right direction).
I started making regular YouTube videos in July and my channel now contains over 150 videos that I have made, some funny, some ranty and some heartfelt too, please check them out and click the like button or leave a comment if you do.
I went for a job interview in December for a full time position at a place in Cambridge but the competition was fierce and I didn’t get the job, although I felt knocked back at the time I realise that I’m lucky to have a job and that another opportunity will come up at some point.
I don’t work in Cambridge at the moment and my daily commute time totals around about 2-3 hours a day which is tiring and expensive but I’m hoping that will change soon, I miss working in Cambridge a lot, the fact I could finish work and then go for a walk by the river or see a friend for coffee – it’s the little things that make me happy.
So I made a conscious decision to make 2012 a good year, eating well, starting to exercise more and also being more creative, making more types of media, writing and the like.
I know that I can’t guarantee that my year will be good but I’m hoping it will be but if anything turns up to derail the good stuff then I will attack it head on!
I want to end this post with some quotes I’ve saved from various places.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT, GRUDGES ARE A WASTE OF PERFECT HAPPINESS, LAUGH WHEN YOU CAN, APOLOGISE WHEN YOU SHOULD AND LET GO OF WHAT YOU CAN’T CHANGE.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
EXPECT THE BEST, PLAN FOR THE WORST, AND PREPARE TO BE SURPRISED.
IF YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIFE WITHOUT GIVING AN “F”, YOU ARE ONLY LIVING A LIE.