Hello, I decided to finish 2017 by deleting my Twitter account, this morning at 6.30 am, just prior to starting work. Why before work? Well, the weekends are generally quiet and apart from a bit of administrative paper shuffling before the shift starts, there’s not really much to do and I wanted look up some videos on YouTube to keep me occupied between patrols.
I met a lot of great ppl on Twitter over the 10 or so years I was there, some very intelligent, professionally employed hard working ladies & gents and also many down to earth, hard working souls just using the forum to ‘Blow off steam’ or tell those who would listen what they think of their favourite sporting team, politics, their children, job and religious ideals. My decision to leave social media behind was made over several days, possibly a week, it wasn’t an easy decision and I am going to miss many of the friends I made, both long term and some over the passed few months. Some wished me well, I will be keeping in touch via email, some others were less forthcoming.
I like to try my hand at repair/renovation jobs around my house, which lately, coupled with a wet winter and a slight cash flow problem, fell by the way side. Painting, building a security gate and a big clean up of the man cave are now firmly on the horizon. My fitness level has also dropped and my waist line has increased, as has my weight. But I will get there, issues will be addressed and I will build myself a routine to keep busy, watch less TV and return to a better, more positive, less anxious, less stressed frame of mind. I should also mention that there’s a lot of high quality independent writers here, if you don’t already know. I’ll be availing myself of their blogs, musings & stories. Just because they aren’t household names doesn’t mean there’s not hours of planning, investigation, writing, editing, rewriting, cover selections and publishing deadlines to deal with. I for 1 am in awe of their abilities, dedication to their craft and sanity in stressful times. 👏🏻