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Waiting for a phone call

In this episode I wait for a phone call and moan about a poster I got recently…

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Yesterday was a nice day!

When I woke up this morning I asked myself a question: should I blog or play Minecraft? It seems that I chose to blog first.

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I’ve had a really good weekend. I got some stuff done around the house on Saturday and yesterday I visited my parents house, spending the day with my little niece and nephew. It’s odd because as a rule, I don’t like children. I watched as my neph proceeded to pretend to be Postman Pat for a while. My niece just wandered around chatting away looking for things to pick up. It was a lovely day.

A little side story here. I got the bus to visit my Mum and Dad. I got money out of a cash point and then went to the newsagents to get some change. Whilst I was in there, I saw that the Daily Star were giving away a free “glow in the dark” Ghostbusters poster. I bought it (begrudgingly) and went on my merry way. Turns out that the poster doesn’t glow in the dark nor is it A3. To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. Sifting through the fine print has yielded nothing and through internet searching the “free poster from the newsagents” isn’t the glow in the dark one. You have to pay for that! First world problems huh?

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New job, new name

I’m relaunching my podcast under a new name. No longer will it be called “Thinking About Stuff With Carl”, instead it’ll be called “Man in a Room”. It’s still the same podcast.

In this episode I talk about my new job and how I’m coping with the stress of leaving my old job I’ve had for 9 years.

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New lease of life

This week has had an interesting turn of events for me. I’m not going to lie, it’s scary to think that I’ll be leaving my nice comfortable job of 9 years behind to embark on a career in the coffee shop business but  I am very excited. I almost feel as if I’ve been given a new lease of life.

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This feeling of freedom that I now have has made me feel as though I can take on anything (which is quite handy as the next couple of months are going to be a struggle).

I actually feel like I want to share more stuff with you here. I want to create and share more content with you. I’ve got a few ideas for things that I want to do. There are plans for a new podcast with my buddy Leon. I also want to change my podcast a little bit so it’s not all about philosophical things etc. I’m considering changing the title of it to something else. I’ll work this all out in due course.

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The day I handed my notice in

So this last week I have been a bit of a vague goose. I’ve alluded to various things here and there and now I can let everyone know; I am leaving the job that I’ve been in for the last 9 years.

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There have been lots of up and downs and I’ve seen lots of people come and go in that time. The sad thing is that I like my job. I work with a great bunch of people however after 9 years and I am no better off than I was when I started; a part-timer who is no better off than somebody who has been there a few weeks. The truth of the matter is that although it’s an alright place to work there has been no way for me to progress. It’s embarrassing to say to people that at the age of 30 I am still a shop assistant. This is now going to change.

Over the last 9 years I have picked up all kinds of talents that have actually landed me my new job. I still cannot get my head around the idea that my “career” (as it were) is jumping from an overqualified shop assistant to an assistant manager at a coffee shop. It may not be a big deal to some people but the idea that I’m going to be an “ass. man.” is insane.

It’s going to be a shock to the system jumping from part-time to full-time but it’s what I need to live more comfortably. Obviously I’ll keep you posted about it as time progresses.

Thinkerist, ponderer and nice guy.

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