What a year that was*

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]*Or rather two years. I always cringe when looking back on the shit I’ve written on social media and my websites. It’s like a never ending Blunder Years thread. It’s like awkwardly watching Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense” for the first time.

What a sappy, tormented soul I was when I last updated this site. Then again, I was unemployed for two years, struggling to start a career in a terrible job market and mourning someone who (in retrospect) was totally not worth my time. Depression does that and I was totally in denial. It’s one thing to have a melancholy personality, it’s another to stop functioning.

So anyway, how has the last two years been to me? Onwards and upwards? Well, yes. Resoundingly yes.

Within a month of my last post, I met someone who is amazingly persistent, good natured and has strengths where I have flaws. Two months later I started a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, which helped bring me back into the real world. You know, the one that contains routine. In August of that year, I was hired in an ASX 50 company that I’d wanted to get back into since I was in intern in 2011.

Now I’ve been living in a city apartment for nearly two years with my partner, I’ve finished my Masters and I’m eyeing off my next degree. Work has provided me with much needed social re-adjustment and I’ve become slightly less of a shut-in. I’m much more confident and happy these days. I have a sense of worth and purpose.

If I could have written my past self a short guide and should he have not been cynical of it (haha, yeah right), it would read as follows:

  1. Get off your arse and visit some friends in person. It’s too easy to become a recluse and it’s not good for the mind.
  2. Stop listening to the saddest (or is that sadist?) version of ‘Hallelujah’ and insert some happy things into your life. Otherwise it’s like feeding an addiction to sadness.
  3. Take up any job. Having a shitty job while working towards a better one is an infinitely better solution than locking yourself in your bedroom for two years, cut off from the world with no money, routine or sense of achievement.

Back to the real world for now.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/fzvIo-RU9v8″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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