Yes, like the long-awaited return of your favourite sequel, we are back. To be honest its been longer than I would have hoped, but given the shit storm that is 2020, I felt it was necessary to take a break and get my own back yard in order before returning to the depths of the internet with more rambling nonsense.
Many things have happened while I’ve been on radio silence. A new job opportunity and many ups and downs see me in a much different space than I was 6 months ago. In some ways that’s a good thing, while in other ways, it’s a bad thing. I’ve needed to shift a lot of things around and I honestly dropped the ball along the way. In fact, I dropped it so much that it rolled underneath the lounge and I lost it for a bit. If you’ve got kids or a dog, then you know what I’m talking about.
So, what of now? Well as of this moment, I’m trying to figure out how to get back on the horse. The fucker keeps stepping away whenever I try to get back on, so I need to get the knack back. It’s a stupid metaphor, but did you really expect anything else from me!
I’ve known for a while that I was going to struggle to get back into the grove of writing regularly, maintaining a website, working on my messaging and so on. But, there’s only one way of doing it and its in line with a piece of advice I gave someone close to me recently. When in doubt about whether you’re going to be crap at something: “be crap and do it anyway”.
The truth of it is that sometimes the issue isn’t anything external, its all internal, we think we will be crap, so we give up without trying. What we need sometimes is someone to cast all that aside and drag us kicking and screaming into the game. So, I swallowed some humility pills and got on with the job.
At the start of the year I set myself a rather ambitious goal of writing 100 blogs in 2020. And while the year has turned out to be a cluster fuck, I still plan to do just that. Every goal I had at the start of the year is still there and I fully plan to see them through. Afterall, its only July.
So, this blog isn’t my biggest and probably won’t be my smallest. But it’s a start, it’s the first tiny step into a big world. I’ve done it before and will do it again. Although this time, I feel I know who I’m writing for.
You can step away from consumer-based television kids, the beard is back!