Chapter 53: It’s been awhile.

It’s been almost a month since my last post, so let’s see what’s happened (spoiler, not a lot).

Last week 4 of us at my work we’re taken to one side and told our manager wants to fire all of us after Christmas. There’s been a lot of screw-ups from people in our area and the manager has decided that it’s just too much.

I’m not sure how many screw-ups I’ve been involved in, I’d like to say none but there’s been the odd few that I’m aware of. So now it’s really just a matter of time until after Christmas (the busy period).

Ummmm the 2019 UK election is next week and the news seems to be throwing all sorts of different information around. I have noticed that not a lot of people on my social media tend to do their research though when it comes to false news. Some of my friends just spread whatever they like without looking up if it’s correct.

I actually saw a family member share a post about some burglars in the area with a photo of Harry and Marv from Home Alone, with a bunch of angry emojis. I can understand not recognising people or even knowing who they are, but if you see something online, check for multiple sources, get all the facts, then keep an eye out for the burglars from Home Alone!

Remember to Vote next week if you live in the UK!

Chapter 52: A week in review

It’s been about a week since I last posted, maybe more? Actually yes more. So what’s happened?

Wednesday was my daughters birthday! She is officially 4! She was so excited about going to school with goodie bags for all the other kids. Even on the way into the school, she was telling everyone it was her birthday with a massive grin on her face.

As typical with children she was more interested in the box some of her presents came in than her actual gifts. But now, a few days later, she spends a lot of time playing with all of her toys. Some of them even recently had a wedding.

Saturday was the birthday party, where a lot of my wife’s family travelled down from London and my daughter was in the limelight once again. Not that that’s bad at a party for her but… She can get rather loud and “shows off her dance moves” whenever she can.

I really love my kids and seeing the awesome, funny person my daughter has turned into make me feel proud. Now it’s time to see how my son turns out!

Chapter 50-51: Halloween!

First off before I start my story, turns out since I made Chapter 10, I’ve had my chapter numbers wrong. I posted 2 chapter 10s, so in correcting that as it bugs me.

Today was Halloween! In case anyone out there missed it. I got home from picking up sweets/candy only to find out my daughter had fallen asleep. After trying to wake her she just wasn’t having any of it, so like a good parent, we left her there.

Skip an hour (about 6 pm now) and she finally wakes up and we rush around to get her dressed in a Cinderella costume with unicorn flashing shoes, she didn’t want to be anything scary. And then we set off into the night.

Parents and children walking around were incredibly friendly and kept commenting on how cute my daughter was in her costume and how they loved her shoes, which really made her happy and even more excited. To the point where she was opening letterboxes to peer into homes to look for people/candy.

She thoroughly enjoyed herself and felt so proud at gaining a bucket full of sweets, I wish I’d aken a photo of her in her costume for this blog.

Chapter 49: Another Failure

I failed at my 2 ADI test. Pretty much it, it sucks.

So, who’s fault was? Mine, I pulled out a junction and didn’t look left. So I can’t blame anyone but myself. What’s the plan now? Well, I have another attempt before I have to wait 2 years before I can take the tests again.

Well, I’ll be honest if I fail again I won’t be taking the tests again in 2 years. I’ll just move on to something else, hopefully directing. But, my confidence has taken a hit. If I can’t even drive correctly what makes me think I can direct a whole movie?

Today, was a bad day and I don’t know how long this slump of a mood will keep me down. Jesus, only one more chance to prove myself, it sucks. There’s also the pressure to provide for my family, my wife has been nothing but supportive but I also know that if i fail I’ve waisted about £2000 in lessons and tests.

I don’t even know how to end this post thanks to not being in the right frame of mind. I guess, wish me luck on the next and last attempt?