Blogging has always been something I have been interested in, the problem was, I was not sure what to write about. I have always wanted to write something personal and I am finally in a position to do it.
A brief background
If you have not read the About Me page, take a look, I do not plan on covering here. What you need to know is that I am in a new job, I am very recently engaged and I am in for a crazy 12 months.
I have always been lucky enough to be in creative roles that I have enjoyed greatly, sadly my last job was not something that excited me, this is in no way putting down my former employers, I was lucky enough to have a job, it paid my bills and I will forever be grateful. The problem was, I did not enjoy this role, it was not for me. This time last year, things in this job were bad. Again, I will not go into detail as it was not something that needs to be spoken about on such an open forum, but due to some bits and bobs, I hated going to work, I hated Sundays as I was full of dread, I hated walking to work because every step I took was a step closer to somewhere I did not want to be, it was most probably the toughest part of my adult life to date.
My girlfriend Lucy was my rock but this did put pressure on our relationship, not in a way it would break us but it did help make us.
The truth was, I wanted to propose to Lucy then, but I was not happy, I was not a good boyfriend and I had to make a change. I did not want being engaged being associated with the rubbish surrounding my work life.
I was able to make some adjustments at work which did make things better, not great, but better. It gave me the breathing space to be able to look for the right job and not force myself out of this job into another job I will not be happy with.
To be honest, I was not too active at looking for a new job and I will talk about this all in more detail in another post in the future, the fact was, I got a new job in an industry that I am passionate about.
Leaving my last employer was something I needed to do and things have started falling into place.
As well as this, as I previously mentioned, marriage was on my mind. 2017 was a lot better year than 2016 thanks to the adjustments I made in my former role, even if I was still there, I was now in a better state of mind to take the plunge. In fact I was now actively talking about marriage and formulating plans with my closest friends.
Again, I will talk abut how I proposed and some of the struggles I had in another post but for now what we need to know is Lucy said yes and now I am engaged.
What I will be talking about
This blog, I want to share with you my experiences of every step of this wedding, from when I decided to do it, to the big day itself. I am one week into this engagement and even though I have been with Lucy for four years, everything has changed.
Another subject I want to share is this, I am getting married, there are going to be photos that will out live me from this event. I need to lose weight. I am 5 foot 10 and I weight 15 stone, apparently I am obese, I do not feel obese but I do have some fab muffin tops. I want to be fitter, I want to lose weight and I want to make some good changes to lose at least 3 stones in a healthy and sustainable way.
I have a Fitbit, lets make some good use of this. I am thinking maybe the Couch to 5k, making some dietary changes and some lifestyle changes. This will be shared, the good times and the bad, one of the reasons I am writing this is to be another motivating factor, I want to give good updates on my progress.
Finally, I will also be talking about junk, I can’t even tell you, I will focus on the wedding with the weight loss being a subcategory of that but you may get some random content as well.
I plan to blog as frequently as I need to but I will post at least once a week. We will try for an August wedding so I plan on this project lasting about 12 months, if I enjoy it, I may carry on.
Follow my journey
All these accounts are personal accounts but you are welcome to see my progress.