First week back at work over, I left on the Friday and spent the weekend with my parents, after a month away and a week or so either side of the holiday its been some time since I been up there. I also needed to continue the mammoth task of sorting out my stuff which has been stored there since I finished Uni back in 2004. Its incredible, the amount of crap I managed to collect, mainly computer junk which was used, or intended to be used while studying.
Back then some of those things were like gold dust, so rare, so unique, and on student money worth a fortune. In reality, its nearly all just junk, and especially now after so long, totally out of date and useless. I know some of my ex-class mates will hate the idea of getting rid of it, but its just not practical, and its all in aid of my latest “dream”, part of which involves moving abroad, and therefore means having to reduce the amount of stuff I have – and I have a lot of stuff, way too much, no matter how much I get rid of, more just seems to appear.
Besides, I’ve never been a geek – I studied computer networking, and I work in IT, but I cant be involved with it 24/7, computers annoy the hell out of me, the dents in my desktop pc case will testify to that, when it really plays up it gets a hell of a kicking. There stressful, “fun” is not something to be associated with them. So why do I do it? Because I’m good at it, and its just been what I have been doing since college. Computers are not my life, there just in it.
What I love is travel, seeing the world, new places, meeting new people, doing different things, just spending time with friends. I love music, and even play the guitar really really badly, but that doesn’t matter, its making the sound yourself, putting the feeling and emotion into what your playing (or trying to) and just enjoying that, and also photography – as this blog shows, quite a bit is travel photography, which brings me back to the main point, you cant travel with a tons and tons of junk weighing you down. Just now I wish I hadn’t got quite so much stuff!
Here is a picture of my metallic blue Yamaha Pacifica, I love this guitar, one of my favourite possessions.
Am with you on the getting rid of stuff! Hard task when you are thinking of moving, so many memories but you have to take a dep breath. 🙂
Good luck with the guitar as with most things in life, it’s what you get out of it that’s important.