|2011 - Life, Universe and Everything...
||[Jan. 2nd, 2011|11:33 pm]
Its actually been so long since I wrote in my journal 8th July 2009 that I actually do not know what to write. I think I can safely say that I can promise to post more frequently if I make at least one more post over the next year. But I guess for the first post in a long time a quick update on elements of my life might be a good start so in no particular order.
Always busy which is good, lots of travelling which is both bad and good depending on numerous variables. I do not discuss my job in great detail purely because its just not sensible to do given the industry I am in. So enough said on that.
Rich and I bought a house the same one we have lived in for the past 6 years. It is not my dream house but the location is great for work and family, the bonus is we saved thecost of estate agents and moving the bad points is that we had no option to redecorate before all of our furniture got put in the house but it will happen one room at a time I am sure we did some urgent jobs in September when we completed so happy with that for the time being.
We bought a house so we now have a large mortgage which we are now repaying, depressingly the mortgage payments are a lot higher that the rent was so you can work it out from there.
Managing with chronic condition and got some new things to worry about along the way. I think I might be a little boring on this one by again not going into too much detail. Needless to say I am not the healthiest person but certainly not the sickest person on the planet so I shall be grateful with what I have got and move on.
Tabletop continues which I enjoy, I might return to GMing at some point but given my work/life balance can be rubbish I am not sure if I need to improve this before taking on the responsibility.
LT - Well what can I say, I stopped being an NPC in 2009 and took most of 2010 off. So I tried at the Gathering this year to go back to playing after staffing for 4 years. I managed to staff longer than playing the hobby which is something I thought I would never do. Again I am going to be fairly vauge with the details on this one but lets just say various reactions and things changing were mostly expected and then on the other hand very unexpected. I like talking about it but I think I find it hard to articulate it in writing so by all means ask me about it at some point. The only conclusion I am give is NPCing was one of the most rewarding things I did in my life and the most terrible.
I got some other hobbies apart from role play which involves things like photography and bowling but I cannot seem to keep up with both for long continuous periods probably because of other things some of which are listed above. But I enjoy them when I can do them. I do know I have improved in both of these.
Our collection keeps expanding and we seem to have occasions where we get the play them with friends this needs to improve on a more regular basis.
We own a house so became pet owners to 3 Gerbils called Nibbles (the mother) Jinx and Ginger (sisters). It feels great to own pets again and I am hoping we can move onto eventually to bigger things like a cat but I love them to pieces and never get tired of watching them.
We seem to see limited groups at the moment through various activities again some listed above. We seem to be leaving it far too long to catch up with some but that's life I guess we shall keep trying to improve on this.
Mine are as expected, Rich's have had it tough both parents with serious aliments and hospitals, operations, medication but again other families are in worst situations so we cannot complain much and have been very lucky.
So thats a longer post than expected so not going to carry on much longer but will try and post again at some point.