Okay, here we go again with another attempt to write a personal blog entry. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve tried to do over the last week, but by not completing any of them, they musn’t have been right to publish. Lets hope that this attempt actually does come to a satisfactory conclusion.
Its not new year and contrary to some things that I’ve been reading, its certainly not Christmas season at present too (although supermarkets and other shops would have you think differently). I’m currently sat on a sofa in the lounge of the hotel that I’m staying at in devon. Evans is flat out on his side fast asleep at my feet (nothing to do with the smell) after having a very good run around the local park. This week has definitely been a time of reflection of what has gone and indeed what may come in the future (although the former has been much easier to do than the latter). There have been events throughout the year that have simply redefined my approach and attitude to life. Losing my big brother Craig really did have a huge effect on how I manage and look at things. None of us know what is around the corner and hence it is so important to value every good thing that you have. I’ve had to make decisions in terms of jobs this year that have involved swapping a longer term situation for a shorter one, but this has been important because it has helped to preserve happiness and a sense of purpose. In changing jobs in april, along with some of my work colleagues, I met some really nice people, but the organisation that I moved to was not right and the overall ethos was regressive. When an opportunity came up for a shorter term contract with my new employers (or should I say older ones) I jumped at it because it enabled me to value those important things in life again. I’ve learned that a lot can happen in a year (let alone a day, a week or a month), so sometimes short term decisions really are the ones to take.
The same approach may have to be taken in other aspects of life, but to preserve happiness and a sense of purpose, I think it’s a great thing to do. Now when it comes to friends though, it is crucial and important that short termism is not a principle well practised. Friends need to be valued and it is so important to value those who play such an important part in your life. I could go on but lets look to the future and who knows what can happen next .