I’m still here!

March 28, 2021theneudad

There have been quite a few times that I’ve started one of these blog posts with: “it’s been a while since I wrote anything here…” but when you see that my last post was in August 2020, I feel like it kind of warrants it.

So, it’s been a while since I wrote anything here…..

The past

One day, when I have the time, I think I’ll need to go through everything that’s happened to us in the last 12 months or so and really flesh it out in detail.

It may be on here, it may be to a therapist, but either way I’ll do it.

In some ways, I feel like we have just had the worst luck. It really has been lousy.

Lost job(s) due to the pandemic, long periods of unemployment, many false dawns.

Then just as things looked to be improving, a company failing to pay me for several months’ freelance work.

Christ, I even got my bloody bike stolen last week!

Don’t have a bike in London…

But then, in other ways, I still feel incredibly lucky.

We’ve managed to get through a global pandemic with our health in tact. We should be – and we are – grateful for that.

I’ve come out the other side of the worst twelve months (career-wise) I could really have ever imagined, and I am grateful for that too.

We may not have been able to see our families for over a year, but the three of us have kept each other company in our little house in SW London during that time without killing each other, and despite all the negatives there have been some really beautiful moments that we’ll never, ever forget.

Here we are!

We’re grateful for all of this.

The future

I’m very fortunate to now not only be working again, but doing so in a fantastic and exciting new company as part of a small but talented team with a huge amount of potential.

I’m getting to do some of the things I’ve always wanted to do in a job; writing, creating, I’m even producing a weekly podcast. I’ll be launching an events programme soon too, as well as building new partnerships with brands and potentially even networking with other people again.

(Full disclosure: I’m one of the few people I know who genuinely enjoys networking events. I smile, I talk to people, I actively seek out those who look like they hate it and make them talk to me. I enjoy ice-breaker games. I know, it’s weird…)

Anyway, I think and I hope that things are about to get better.

I’m writing this on a Sunday night (just before Line of Duty starts) with a Gin and Tonic waiting for me, so it’s probably not the best time to fill in the blanks from the past year.

But I will, soon.

And for those of you who still continue to click here on my website (thank you – I’ve looked at the stats, I know you’re still out there!) I just wanted to let you know that I’m still here.

I want to keep this blog going. I love writing, I love telling stories about my life as a husband and as a dad, I love sharing these experiences.

Once I manage to discover how to better balance life and work, I will be back more often and I will be sharing these stories again.

In the meantime, to help me try and figure out where I want this blog to go and how I want it to evolve, please do feel free to get in touch with me and let me know what you’d like from it.

Is it stories about me and Marley? Is it random ramblings on life as a dad? Is there something I provide that you enjoy? And if so, what is it?? I’d love to know.

Drop me a message on social media, send me an email, or comment below like it’s the Daily Mail website. Just try and be nice.

In the meantime…..I’m still here!

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