Wow, it’s been 2 and a half years since my last post (not including the draft post I discovered from 2 years ago), talk about a lapse in posting. There have been some major upheavals in my life over the last 12 months or so, starting with me resigning from my job, followed by a stint in hospital shortly after with a brain haemorrhage and fractured vertebrae. Consequently I’ve spent quite some time recovering, plus thinking about exactly what I want to do with my life now.
Having the haemorrhage has made me deal with things like how Ive been dealing with ongoing depression and stress in my life. Being out of work has been a mixed blessing, as it’s made things tough for us financially, but I’ve been able to take a deep breather, metaphorically speaking, and deal with the side effects of being in an unpleasant work situation.
On the positive side, I’ve made some quite significant steps forward with recovering from depression, and for the first time in over 2 years I actually feel like I am making some progress. Yes, things are still tough to deal with at times, I still have down days, and I don’t always deal with stress particularly well. But I have enough really good days to know that the bad days aren’t here permanently, I’m better able to deal with the way my mind works when I’m feeling down, and there’s a lot less stress in my life than say 12 months ago.
So, I’ve decided to revive my blog, with the plan to write about a few new topics. Firstly, there’s my newly discovered hobby of radio controlled quad copters. Then there’s my old hobby of war gaming. Then there’s my new interest in online stock trading. I’ll be posting about all of those things in the near future.