It's a start.

I suppose the first thing to get out of the way is the fact that I hate my job. I make this clear from the outset so that, from here on in, I don't have to mention it again and can concentrate on more important things. Suffice to say it is the one thing in my life I would change in a heartbeat. I know people will say that it's within my power to change my own position, and I am trying, but the world is not very forgiving of silly mistakes made in employment choices over the years.

That said I am looking forward, not due to any half-baked new year's resolution that I'll forget in a few weeks time, but as a result of my re-invigorated focus on things that really matter to me.

I've spent the last few months finally getting my head around Linux, something which I have been meaning to do for nearly 7 years now. Now I'm up to speed with it and plunging neck deep into C++ and KDevelop (another thing on my to do list for several year's now).

As well as geeking out, I'm currently working on several creative projects, including a tabletop RPG, a LARP and a couple of screenplays and short stories. As per usual I'm spreading myself a little thin and finding it a little difficult to concentrate on one thing at a time.

I'm hoping that actually sitting myself down to write this blog will focus me and give me a bit of direction on whichever task I'm currently working on.

Anyhoo... not getting too in-depth this evening, it's already ludicrously late and the chores commence anew in the morning.