A New Chapter

The uncertainty, the feeling of not knowing what the expect. Change can sometimes be a good thing, sometimes not. Hopefully, the changes I am going through at the moment are going to be good.

Last week was very emotional for both me and the wife. Around 11 and a half years ago, I started at a company that had just been bought by BT (British Telecom). Back in March 2008, I started out as a First Line Support Engineer in what was my second IT job since leaving full-time education. Over the years I went from First Line Support to Second Line and then Third Line. I also chucked in a stint at management during that time which I really did not like.

But I didn’t only just progress my career there. A lot changed for me personally too. When I started there I had a girlfriend who I had been with since the end of school. We were growing apart and we broke up. When that happened I had my best of friends around me (they know who they are if they read this) and I also had the woman who is now my wife.

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A Loss Is A Loss, But I Have To Get Back On It

It’s that time of week again folks, weigh night. This last week has been a long week, so it feels anyway. It’s certainly been a long slog and I’m still tired from the weekend, even though today is Thursday.

I’ve been on-call with work this last week. Often we don’t get called, but this weekend I did, a few times. It started Saturday morning at 3am. Now when I’m called I don’t have to physically go to work, I log on from home (a perk of working in IT). But still, I was working from 3am until 9am when the issue was finally resolved. At this point, wifey told me to go back to bed for a bit. But I was awake and wouldn’t just go to sleep, so I decided to just crack on with the day. I took my eldest for her swimming lesson and then took my youngest to my grandmas for lunch. Just a typical Saturday.

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