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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. . .

Well, so begins my blog of being ‘in-between jobs’.

I have browsed facebook, updated the theme of this blog page at least 4 times, played around with my music, deleted some emails and checked facebook again for that ubiquitous “new stories” pop-up.

Not only am I in-between jobs but technically, I’m also in-between countries as well. I am currently embarking on a new chapter of my new life in the big ol’ US of A. I have spent the majority of my 25 years in Scotland and the UK and have now come to live in America for the next couple of years. I now have some free time to travel and reflect on things so will bring you tales from here there and everywhere. I’m also halfway through reading an old musty copy of “A Tale of Two Cities”.

I’m writing this blog to explore myself a bit more and try to re-connect with myself before I start a new job (queue cliche-spew noises). Over the next couple of months (gotta wait for those papers…), I want to explore what it is that I want to do, that I feel I should do and also what it is that people perceive that you should do. The meaning of life anyone? These are all very different views in my opinion, and all lead to varying levels of happiness, depending on how you perceive yourself of course… I’d love to figure out that happy #win spot in the diagram below. Ehem, I’m sure everyone does. But how many people really think about it?

So, join me!  I love to learn new things. I love to eat new food. I love to be creative. I love to analyse. I love to travel and experience. I love to  push myself  in new challenges. I love to figure what it’s all about.

As a first step, I want to nail some things down which will hopefully become more structured in the next couple of days:

  1. Goals that I want to achieve in the next few months (marathon? write a book?) what do I want to improve about myself?
  2. Work on my timing and to become more efficient (I’ve already spent over half an hour doing this!) how do I want to structure this blog? how do I want to structure my day?
  3. Work out what I want to write about and why (reviews of books? music?) how can I use this blog for my advantage?

I’ll leave it there for now. Plenty of initial food for thought! Mmmm… food…


Diagram of the sweet spot: