Archive for September, 2007

Fitness

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

How difficult can it be to lose weight… Despite all my efforts, all I seem to get is injured and more weight on! Currently suffering from an injury to my knee and calf muscle. I am sure I have torn something on the back of my knee but doctors never seem to care or really help. I am frustrated from not playing football, it has to be one of the most enjoyable hours of my life before the injury. Playing in goal did no justice last week, as I stretched the tendons in my wrist and spraining it badly… I don’t recommend driving one handed, it’s dangerous!

The big question, how do people get the motivation to lose weight, and enjoy doing it…?

Social Life

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I am really grateful of the social life I have gained since splitting with Sophie, they have been some of the greatest months of my life and I owe a big thank you for accepting me back in your lives…

… but how can you all not get bored of our social life! The quizzes are a great laugh, but I just feel as though real achievements are missing from my life at the moment.

In 5 years time I want something to show for my life, and be able to say ‘I did that’. Now is the time to do it before responsibilities get high.

There are endless things I want to do with my life at the moment but whenever mentioned, people make out that it is all a fantasy… why?

Does it seem so impossible to:

  • Go away for weekends
  • Go to lots of music gigs / events
  • Go skiing
  • Get a boat, take up water sports
  • Get a 4×4 and go offroading
  • Go rock climbing / abseiling

Ok, some may seem extreme, but they aren’t that impossible and what fun we could all have. The more involved, the cheaper it is and more posible it becomes.

When work takes up 58 hrs of a 168 hr week, I need to enjoy myself as much as possible the rest of the time, and only getting about 5-6 hours sleep each night I haven’t fulfilled that time properly yet. I feel the need for achievements but my life is really lacking it at the moment.

Lets get out there and do stuff, despite life being the longest thing we will do, it’s far too short to have lived it and done everything so lets do the best we can to enjoy it explore the endless lists of activities.

All suggestions welcome.

Friendships

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It has been a funny few months in terms of friendships, I have seen many come and go and tried not to get myself involved as I have seen it happen too many times before where people strongly rely on one relationship and it all goes tits up. Getting involved only makes matters worse.

Once again I have gone from having no social friends to having loads, and I have come to realise smaller the better! Too many people means higher chances of there being differences, and differences cause bitching.

To cut a long story as short as possible, jealousy is mans worst friend. I have become quite good friends with Matt, through Dan M (Cousin) or so I thought. Things have gone a bit funny recently despite having everything he could possibly want, he got jealous over a new friendship I had gained… with someone who adored him more than you could imagine, yet he just messed with their head more and more. They say, ‘it’s not that simple’ and ‘there’s more to it’ but isn’t there always! Why would someone get so jealous of something when they have far more from the same person than the one they are getting jeaous of, but turn it down when it is offered to them on a plate. Get your head sorted mate and stop breaking her heart, I would stop all my flirting right now for you two to be together, but for as long as there is nothing more between you, I am going to enjoy myself.

I have never really had a female I can confide in and just have a chat about anything with, and she is perfect for that. Admittedly if something was offered I would take it straight away but at the moment there is nothing and I am quite happy with that and know the situation… If only the rest of you got that in your head and stopped the jealousy, its ruining our nights out!

Job Offer

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It’s been a long time since I have posted here and a lot has happened too.

The biggest thing to happen was a job offer by Intier. I was half expecting it, but it sadly came 2 months too late or 12 months too early.

The offer was Technical Support, on a salary of £28,000.
The prospects of the job could have been outstanding, an ever developing organisation on a global scale. But something didn’t feel right even after all this being offered.
At the point of offer I was a month away from my review and spent many restless nights thinking about it and I regularly changed my mind about which company I wanted to work for.
After a discussion with a couple of Intier employees and a review at Sorion, I opted to stay at Sorion, with the intentions of being able to pick up some skills from some very skilled people within the team. This to me seems far more important as I have always known a little about a lot and my biggest weakness at the moment is the ability to be technical about a subject and there are quite a few people at Sorion who can provide the perfect foot steps for me.

It was very hard turning down an offer that is substantially higher than my current salary, but it isn’t always about money… is it?!?

… only time will tell and it has been the biggest risk I have ever taken I think and probably will be for a long time as it has been a very quiet time for the automotive industry this year, which has obviously affected Sorion.
They have a lot of development in progress that really interests me and I hope they all come a reality as it will be a great experience.