Our tired young hero settles down into a large leather computer chair, the sound of a kettle boiling penetrates the air with its loud whistling. The old clock hanging above the door frame reads 6:30. Letting out a soft sigh he begins to write.
Truth be told, I’m not that young, I’m 31 and I’m editing this at work and on my phone… Well, whenever I can really. I wrote most of this Tuesday morning so be gentle with my poor writing and I was on about 1 hour of sleep so my train of thought wasn’t the greatest.
It’s Monday night, well Tuesday the 18th morning at 00:29 and I’ve decided to try to write my first blog. I have no idea if anyone is going to read anything I write but I feel that if anyone should suffer through my ramblings, sorry buddy, it’s going to be you.
So my wife (fiance), 2-year 10-month-year-old daughter and I, just got back from RTX London 2018 (The Rooster Teeth convention) and it stirred a lot of emotions up for me.
As most convention-goers know, people tend to suffer from the convention blues (being sad that a convention ended). I was hit pretty hard by the con.blues this year. I got home and missed everything about it, I miss the people I only get to see once a year (and in one case 3 years). I miss the feeling of being free from work and just enjoying meeting new people. I sat down and just wondered what the hell are we doing with our lives.
So when my wife and I first started dating (27/1/2010), I remember us walking through London and discussing what we wanted to do with our lives. She had thoughts of opening a Japanese/Korean style Maid Cafe in London. I wanted to become a movie director. That was 8 years ago. I’m now 31 and a half, in debt, with a wonderfully pregnant wife and an adorable child. We live in 2 spare rooms at my mum’s house because, since my dad passed away in 2014, she can’t afford to live there and there’s no way am I going to be the person who has to tell a wife that she has to leave all those memories behind.
I’ll talk about these subjects in later postings but let’s continue. 8 years on and I’m still in the same job, have been for 13 years now. My wife works at a supermarket chain (whose name shall not be named) and it hurts. I look at the very talented people who helped these internet companies get to where they are, hell I listened and watch it all happen online. And then there’s me, wanting to reach out and make something of myself, to provide for my family so we can have as much fun enjoying our lives as we did on that one weekend at RTX.
I’m unsure where to start or even how to start. I kinda half-arsed my way through making YouTube videos but well, you can see how that turned out. Thankfully I’ve got a wife who loves me and has said starting this blog will get a lot of this off my chest. I’ve also been talking to a friend who has shown interest in starting a podcast with me. So who knows?
Until next time!