It’s been a while.
I started a new job last month. Five weeks in and I haven’t been sacked yet so I’m doing something right. It’s not where I would have imagined myself 5 years ago when I first set off to Brighton with naive aspirations of architectural fame, but I’m enjoying it so far and I think there’s a lot to look forward to in terms of progression and opportunity. And the best thing? It has nothing to do with architecture. Without going into any details, it’s quite a varied position, predominately dealing in IT and business systems. With no formal IT qualifications to my name, I feel a little lucky to have snagged such a position. Excited to get stuck in.
Anyway, work recently sent me to the UK for two weeks which is why I’ve been a bit slack in updating this place. I’ve been constantly thinking about it, and I think I have a couple of ideas to add over the coming weeks which could be pretty cool. I’m by no means a perfectionist, but I like to do my research and editing before posting anything on here; I find it really difficult to smash out a couple of hundred words and just release it without much thought. So there are a few posts in development (there may even be another one posted tonight…) and several ideas brewing for the near future.
I’ve also started a free online creative writing course with the Open University. It’s only eight weeks, all takes place online and in comparison to an academic qualification, is pretty worthless in the grand scheme of things. But it is something I’ve always been interested in, and a bit less demanding than trying to do a full English Language and Literature A level, which is still on the to-do list. Next year maybe. The aim is to take it seriously, and use it to hone my literary skills as well as receiving feedback and critiquing work from other aspiring writers. I’ll be writing about it in more detail around the weekend, and depending on material and time it could be something I write about weekly or bi-weekly.
And because no one will be interested in reading a wall of text, you’ll notice I’ve added a few photographs. Words are no fun without pictures to go with them.