The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


If A Lot Can Happen In 24 Hours, Imagine What Can Happen In A Year …

So it’s September.

SEPTEMBER.

What the hell …

That means, in a few days, it’s been a year since I moved back to England.

And in a month, a year since I joined R/GA.

A YEAR!

I have to be honest, I find it amazing how quick that time has passed.

New job.

New house.

New car.

New life.

It has been a lot and I am so happy and grateful for it.

It’s pretty obvious I didn’t really enjoy my time in LA.

I liked an incredible amount of people there and Manhattan Beach will – without doubt – be the most beautiful place I’ll ever live, but there was stuff there I found challenging, stuff that went against who I am. That said, I’m very glad I did it and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have done it, but I must admit I’m a happier person now I’m out of it.

That said, England still doesn’t feel like ‘home’.

It feels familiar … it feels nice … but having lived in so many countries over so many years, home for me is ultimately where Jill, Otis and Rosie are as opposed to a particular place, city or country.

In fact, I would say if I was made to choose a place where I feel I most ‘belong’, I would say Shanghai, that’s how much I love and loved that place.

That said, I’m incredibly excited we have just bought our first proper family home and I love being so close to my best friend – and Otis’ odd parents – Paul and Shelly, so while the country is acting in ways that are downright madness, I can honestly say I am in a happier, healthier place than I was a year ago and for that, I am grateful to everyone and everything that got me here.

Happy Monday.


12 Comments so far
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I hate when you’re happy.

Comment by Billy Whizz

If it’s any consolation, so do I.

Comment by Rob

USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.

Comment by Billy Whizz

twat.

Comment by andy@cynic

We are sad you’re further away but knowing you are in a place that makes you happier makes it worth the sacrifice.

Comment by Mary Bryant

Thank you for being the only person who I know will write something nice about me on here. Hahaha.

Comment by Rob

I’m of Mary’s opinion rather than Billy’s.

America is a great place to live, but it’s not always the best place to work. Hope you come back when you don’t have to work here. ; )

Comment by Pete

Crawler.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I stand corrected, Thank you Pete … and you’re right, America is an amazing country, but there are pockets of it that have some very weird, old-school attitudes when it comes to work.

Comment by Rob

Very deep pockets.

Comment by John

who the fuck are you? bring back the miserable prick.

Comment by andy@cynic

It is his cunning plan to make us miss his misery. He’s good. Too good.

Comment by DH




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