Things to Look Forward to

17 01 2013

It’s been a tough week work wise but I will not dwell on that point, it really is not what this blog is supposed to be about.

It has simply made me clarify what is important to me and those things that each week, or even day in some cases, I look forward to.

For me it is beyond doubt that I haven’t been spending enough one-on-one time with my son. He is growing into an awesome young man and I know how pissed I would be if I missed some of this development, so he has become a major priority at the moment. He has started enjoying his reading and has shown a preference to read to me rather than my wife so this is most pleasurable time. In addition just him and me are spending the whole of Sunday together, just the two of us. He has football followed by his choice of afternoon trip – with lunch included as he would say!

Not sure if I have alluded to it before on this blog but I am also back playing football myself after eight years away. I am thoroughly enjoying it and now have kind of ended up as third team manager after the original manager stepped down due to work commitments. We will see how that goes but I take over with us in 5th place in Dorset Division 5 (only 17 promotions from the premier league!)

It keeps my fitness levels up and with such a solitary job at times it gets me out and interacting with people more regularly.

Cricket will take over again in the summer but I don’t have such an active role in that, and nor do I want it!

My music listening has taken a backward step recently but I do aim to get that back on track and start reviewing and talking about what I am listening to on a more regular basis. Even if what I am listening to is technically out of date in terms of where the world has gone musically. I always see music, or good music, as more like books. A quality book is timeless and is reread numerous times, a good album will be cherished and will have innumerable listens in its lifetime but less analysis is done over time of a good album compared to books.

Lastly, the thing I look forward to in my chill time everyday is the chance to read, TV has almost become non-existent in my lifestyle but books and literature are certainly in vogue. Currently I am chomping my way through 2666 by Roberto Bolano which I hope to talk about here at some point. My aim is to hit 24 books read this year, got to 21 in2012 so I think it’s achievable.

What do you most look forward to in your life?

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