Ringing in the changes!

“You can’t stop the future, You can’t rewind the past, The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.” – ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

Today is a very strange day. Not because it’s a Friday, not because it’s pay-day, not because I’m off out tonight. Today is strange for it’s day I move out of Base Camp and move it with Angela. I moved into Base Camp in November 2009, a tricky time when I needed a bolt-hole, a place to hide, a cave to lick my emotional wounds and decide what to do next. A place in darkness Radford may not sound like the best of places for that but in truth, I’d lived in the area before, had friends close like the Mozster, it was warm, clean and comfortable. The shops stayed open late, I had access to wireless internet, a good washing machine, a decent bathroom and much more besides. Yes, being away from Chris and Jack took some getting used to, but they were getting older and more independent anyway and so didn’t need me around in the same way they once did.

Over the almost four years I was there, I made a lot of new friends in the area, got a new local in the Pheasant (epic boozer), caught up with a lot of books I’d always wanted to read, watched the classic movies I’d never have gotten around to see otherwise and became a part of the community in a way I didn’t expect.

At the same time, something else was happening. My horizons in life were expanding. I started taking city breaks, going to gigs, watching Opera and going to the theatre. I started to live a little more and there was a catalyst for all of that and that’s Angela.

Life is replete with change, entropy ensures nothing stays the same for long and nor should it. As of today, the phase in my life where I live alone is ending. To say I’m excited by the prospect of this would be an understatement, it also frightens me that it’ll all go wrong and people will get hurt. That said, nothing ventured nothing gained so I’m going for it. Life is too short to worry too much. It may not work out, but I’m giving it a go with all my heart and love.

That said, I will miss the old place. It served me well, I had some good times there and will treasure some of the memories made there for a long time.

admin posted at 2013-9-27 Category: Family