Friday, 28 October 2011

Always moving forward, forever looking back

I doubt Mr. David Buck had any idea just how visionary those lines were.

It's been a while since I composed my thoughts in this maelstrom that is writing/drinking tea/teaching and, quite honestly, Warcraft.

I seem to live life remembering everything that was once great but this week I sat and took stock of everything and realised that, for once, I'm in a pretty awesome place.

Playing computer games in a warm house while it's raining outside with plentiful supplies of tea/toast and other such amenities. Spending the time to conceptualize the stuff I write better and being even more proud of it all with every article and interview. This shit's the dream and every single day I wake up and realise I'm living it.

Will this situation last forever?

Nothing does but for the time that getting up when I wake up and writing about what I enjoy writing about is my life then I'm not going to waste time thinking about what was great in the past because the present's pretty damn perfect.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

9-5 Jettison

It's been a while right?

It's not that I don't want to write anymore, far from it, but I'm writing so much everywhere else that I have flashes of stuff I want to write on here but they always seem to get lost in a sea of chaos.

When did we last speak? Start of September? Craziness.

Ok, to sum up, in that time the following things have happened.

  • I played a month of WoW and grew a beard in about 3 days which was pretty epic. It was great to go back on and catch up with everyone and I'll probably go back again over Christmas to start some kind of 10 man guild with my Warrior Kharitonov.
  • I've been to so many shows I've lost track of it all. I've just finished a stint of 4 events in 8 days which was pretty insane. Night of the Gladiators, UFA, Shock N Awe and then Fight Ikon this past Sunday. All amazing shows and it was really good to be able to work there. Thanks to everyone who helped out and it's always awesome to watch some good scraps.
  • I've started training, a bit, again and I feel loads better for it. It'll intensify in a while and I'll get into much better shape but it's nice to feel beaten up every now and again in a funny kind of way.
  • I've got a load of stuff coming up in the future and, now it's not so regimented, I'm actually enjoying teaching loads more than ever before.
I wondered how long it'd take me to lose track of everyday life without the 9-5 grind but it's strange because, as much as the days blur into one, I seem to have more ideas and more concepts and more things that I want to work on than ever before.

I'm really lucky with my current situation being as it is and, as much as I'll probably embrace the grind again at some point when I want something opulent, I've got no need to put myself through all that at the minute.

I don't think there has to be a point to everything you do in life in some respects and I think that you lose a lot of time looking through things searching for completion. At the minute I'm taking time away from the 9-5 grind to write, commentate shows, teach casually and do all manner of other fun things.

It's been all kinds of good and I hope to see you people sooner rather than later.
Come say hello if you're coming to Cage Rage UK on Saturday 22nd October.

Take care, speak soon.