Welcome to “My Life, Less Ordinary”

It’s not that my life is currently “ordinary” or “boring”, far from it. In fact, I’m convinced really daft things happen to me on a such a regular basis that it feels like someone is playing tricks on me. Its the ordinary side of my career that I want to change.

So what is this blog about?

It’s a blog about writing. I’m a Manchester based blogger who is trying to spend the next five years of my life becoming a professional writer and this blog is going to be an ongoing journal of my progress. It’s going to be hard work and there’s going to be times when I just want to give up, which I why I’m using the blog to keep a record of everything I accomplish so I can remind myself of positive things when my mental health decides to play tricks on me.

It’s a blog about mental health (sort of). With hindsight, I look back at my early 30s I realise that’s when my mental health difficulties really started to become a problem. I think they were always there but with age and increased job pressure they started to come to the fore. I now know that I have to manage my mental health through everything; not simply talking to a therapist every once in a while. It’s why I want to become a writer; to move away from the day-to-day stresses and difficulties of an office job and put me in control of my career. I’ll keep track of my own mental health during the course of the blog; it helps! A personal reminder: nobody is going to remember that good spreadsheet in ten years’ time.

It’s a blog about life. Have you ever had something very weird, odd or just funny happen to you? Have you ever thought “does this sort of stuff happen to anyone else?”. This has happened to me so many times that I’ve lost count. I also think I’m quite lucky to have done some of the things I’ve done so far in my life. Whilst I’ll blog once a week about the progress with my writing journey, I’ll also blog about life and post some anecdotes every once in a while just to give you extra insight and hopefully the odd chuckle along the way.

It’s a blog about wrestling. It’s a blog about music. It’s a blog about films. Look, I love all of these things so it’s more than likely that I’ll write about them at some point too.

Please, as someone who suffers from anxiety, let’s keep all comments and feedback positive. I’m going out on a limb (at least it feels like it) by posting this blog so I would be really appreciative of as much love and support as possible.

Join me for the next five years as I tell tales of my life, less ordinary.

My Life, Less Ordinary.