How're things? Good? Good. Life's been mental as usual, but I'm loving every minute of it. As I'm sure most of you are aware, I've gone through some quite hard times this past few months. It sucked, it wasn't nice to go through, but a lot more good came out of it than bad. See, since my breakup, I've been lucky enough to see how many amazing people are in my life.
Seriously, over the past few months, the amount of people who have helped me out, cared for me, or just generally been nice to me has been incredible. I've grown closer to a lot of people, that I kept at a distance whilst in a relationship, and I'm so happy that they let me in. It sounds like a really stupid thing to say, but for the first time in my life, I have friends. People who text me out of the blue, just to see how I'm doing; people who invite me to things, just because they enjoy my company, and that's been the most amazing thing. So I'd like to thank those people, I don't need to name them, cause you know who you are. Mum, Dad, as I know you're probably reading this, thankyou to, cause you have been amazing support as well.
I've really thrown myself headfirst into my job role recently. And it's paid off! I've written some of my favourite pieces of work from my entire career recently, and I feel a lot more confident in my role. I owe a lot to my boss Mark, he's kind of been my life mentor recently. A lot of people have said that I'm very similar to Mark now, and I take that as a compliment, as I really do respect him. I know I was a bit of a lost cause when we first started working together, but he stuck with me, and I'm very grateful. He's taught me a lot of things that'll stick with me through my entire life; and by teaching me the benefits of not taking things personally, has got me out of the "whiny little bitch" that I could turn into when someone didn't like me. You know what? Now I say screw em!
GIGS - I've been to bloody loads of em recently. Man, I forget how much I love music sometimes. I've seen some incredible local artists, and in my opinion Nottingham has the BEST music scene in the UK right now. Dot To Dot Festival was a shining example of it, when I spent about 14 hours watching all Notts music, and loved every bloody second of it. You can read my review HERE, where I go on about how amazing it was. However, the big gig of my month, was seeing Prince at Birmingham. I've loved Prince since I was about 3, cause my Mum used to play me his greatest hits all the time, so it's kind of a shared bond we've had forever. We went down to see him, and he put on the best live performance I had ever seen. His vocals were fucking insane; his guitar playing is Jimi Hendrix level, and man can that guy dance! I've been to about 300 gigs in my lifetime, and that was definitely the best I'd ever seen!
Another odd, but bloody brilliant thing that I am now proud to have in my skillset is quiz hosting. Yup. You read right! I'm lucky enough to now host a full music quiz over at my favourite venue in Notts, The Bodega. It's bloody awesome - I just enjoy doing it so much, and want to thank Danielle for hooking me up with the role. And thanks to all the staff at The Bodega, as well as those peeps who come down for making it such a cool, fun atmosphere. I keep getting told I have a voice for radio, which I suppose is a good thing.
Anyways, that's everything I think I wanted to tell you lovely lot. I'm sure I'll write another one of these soon. Thanks again to everyone who's been there for me.