Seven: Endless

The EndlessThis week has mainly been defined by my endless whining about my commute. Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood stations are currently closed which means my already 90 minute each way to Taunton trip is now a little over two hours each way — assuming nothing goes wrong (it did). This has left me a bit…… Continue reading Seven: Endless

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love…My Job.

I spent much of 2015–2017 in a near perpetual state of professional anxiety — that is when I wasn’t totally checked out mentally due to getting overwhelmed. Now this wasn’t all bad. I achieved a lot — especially initially — but in the long run I ended up in a bit of a mess. My eventual diagnosis with type two diabetes…… Continue reading How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love…My Job.

Year of the Dog: Notes from ‘Spring Equinox’ (Chunfen)

I turned 45 last week. Forty-Effing-Five. It was a slightly strange one to be honest. I’m not great with birthdays — for someone a little too prone to self reflection and melancholy they can be a bit of a trigger — but really this year should have been different. Physically I doubt I have been this good since my…… Continue reading Year of the Dog: Notes from ‘Spring Equinox’ (Chunfen)