Chapter 55: Studying

Time is something we can never get back and lately, I’ve felt as if I’ve been wasting a lot of my youth and my future.

I met my wife over 10 years ago and when we first started dating, we had hopes, dreams, plans etc. Most of the things we wanted just never happened and with kids in our lives, we probably won’t do for another 15-20 years.

I’ve talked about it before but for year’s I’ve wanted to write and direct a film. It’s probably not going to be any good, I just want to make one. I took a few steps, wrote a few scripts, bought a decent mic and about 6 months ago bought a camera. But I just never put the effort into actually doing it.

Well, I’m 33 and I’m going to start taking my first real steps into filming an indie movie. I’m taking an online course about scriptwriting, I’ve bought audiobooks to help. I’m giving my self 2 years to save money and film something.

I’ll talk more about what I’m learning and how things are coming along.

Until next time!

Chapter 53: A long time

Good actual evening!

It’s been awhile since I last posted… Months in fact. I’ve spent about 8 weeks trying to convince myself to write about anything but there has been zero motivation. Well, I’m here now so let’s see how things go eh?

Since the start of the lockdown here in good old England, I’ve had about 4 weeks off due to COVID-19. My wife and I have had a mixture of the symptoms but thankfully nothing serious. We have both recovered and healthy. My kids haven’t shown any of the symptoms either which I feel extremely lucky for.

I have had another 2 weeks off of work thanks to a tooth abscess but I’m returning back to work tomorrow. It feels like I wasted all of this time off though. There are a bucket load of photos and videos online of families building sheds or wendy houses and all I’ve done is lounge around.

I spent almost every day looking after my kids but I feel that I didn’t spend enough time with them. I didn’t spend enough time writing or streaming or podcasting. I hate my laziness. I’m really going to push harder to spend time with them and be more productive. I guess only time will tell.

Yours dejectedly,

Some Hero Dad

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!