2015 – My adult year

And so another year ends…

To sum it up it has been a busy one.  I thought I would sum it up through my health, creative, wealth and social life.

Health

This has been a particular let down.  I don’t feel like my fitness has really returned to form – I have not had as much time to dedicate to keeping fit and when I do I have found it a real struggle.

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All the past mistakes

Of all the past mistakes I have made in my life, I don’t regret a single one because if I hadn’t made them I wouldn’t be who I am today.

Don’t live life with regrets, dwelling on mistakes or failures.  The past is the past – so learn from mistakes and move on.  The only second chance we get is each new day.  Make the most of each one!

 

I hate (gym) cardio

I really can’t pin down the point when I decided that I hated gym cardio.

It could have been when I got my foot injury and had to lay off the running – instead sacrificing the outdoors for staring at the wall on a cross trainer for 30 minutes.

Or if as my life became busier I had less time for gym that I started to focus on the stuff I really got the most value from (e.g weights).

I realise that I don’t want to spend an hour inside a building that has machines that simulates running, cycling or rowing and at the end I am in the same spot. Continue reading

Love, sex and apps…

I stopped watching the Apprentice years ago because it was the same repetitive format.

But I read a piece on one of the finalists business ideas and I couldn’t help resist giving my opinion when it was revealed that finalist Vana Koutsomitis is a dating app called ‘PlayDate’.

Although the decision was most likely made months and months ago I have to say that this is a very stupid investment.  I won’t tackle this from a business point of view but a male with experience of online dating point of view. Continue reading

The Tower

It took me ages to find the venue for my interview.

I made the mistake of walking to the venue on a hot summers day in my finest suit.  When I arrived I was hot and sweaty.  I made a focused effort to keep my arms down so that they would not see the sweat that had soaked through my shirt from my arm pits. Continue reading

Don’t quit (blogger edition)

I thought I would take 5 to reflect on the process of blog writing.  Since I have started in the WordPress community, I have seen a number of blogs that begun come and go.

And to be honest I don’t always know why they stopped – because some were seriously good!

Maybe they didn’t enjoy writing that much, they got writers block, or the disappointment of only having a small audience that didn’t provide instant validation they wanted made them quit.  Or perhaps life just got in the way. Continue reading

The Road travelled

“See… you 9 to 5 workers will never understand the level of commitment of running a business”

Said my friend, it was a dig that came out of nowhere – but it really pissed me off.

Yes – my friend ran his own business but he was talking like he was Richard Branson or something.  I take that back because Richard Branson would be more respectable to his staff and realise they are the bread and butter that have supported his success.

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My own world

I had finished University and I thought “What do I want to do with my life?”

I decided that I wanted to help people and took on a voluntary job for an environmental charity.  It was interesting to see how unorganised the voluntary sector was.  My job title where I ‘worked’ was called ‘Campaign Officer’ and even in reflection I still have no idea what the job role was. Continue reading