Written by James on 6th Dec, 2005
So, I’ve taken the plunge. Subject to paperwork and finding an acceptable insurance quote, I will soon by occupying a small office (cupboard) on the South Bank near Vauxhall. It’s a bit of a financial gamble but hopefully it will refocus me on my work during working hours, and on my life during non-working hours.
The past few weeks have been awful to be honest – a ridiculous combination of not getting much work done, then feeling crap about it. I know what you’re saying, and I would be saying it as well – “just get on with it!”, but for some reason it hasn’t been that easy.
Today has been a perfect illustration – I got up, spent about an hour doing the day-to-day work, spent some more time organising the office, and then settled down to get on with the programming. Except it didn’t happen. Instead I spent an hour faffing about and came to the conclusion it was doomed. Fortunately I decided not to completely waste the day and did then spend 2 hours cleaning the bathroom, including scrubbing mould from the ceiling. Our bathroom has no windows and the extractor fan is old and knackered, so there’s a bit of a ventilation problem. A few hours more faffing, watching TV and tidying up a few e-mails has got me to here. 6pm, feeling awful for not having worked today. Brilliant.
Fingers crossed this will be the right decision and worth the investment. It’s not as if I’m gambling my life savings and the contract has a one month break clause, so I don’t stand to lose much.
Not a lot else has happened since Saturday morning – Lyndon’s houseparty on Saturday night was good fun, nice to see people from uni who I don’t get to see much any more. Everyone (well, at least Charlee and I) were supremely jealous of his flat – very shiney indeed. You really do get a lot for your money to the east of town – but then I prefer being in the west! Can’t have it all.
Yesterday I viewed the office and spent the day agonising over the decision. Then went to the pub in the evening to comiserate with Charlee who didn’t get the job she wanted
In college tomorrow, which is good since I get to see people! But also bad because it will be another day of minimal work. Repeat after me… Thursday will be better…. Thursday will be better….
Who am I kidding?