Pessimism Is Not In My Vocabulary

Throughout 2012 I have met some incredible people, some have come and gone, whilst others have stuck around and have been good friends. I may offer to “meet up” with them to have, what is known to many as a “catch up”. I’ve had the pleasure of heading to Southampton or other places to engage in these social events but I will say this, there is always time when they “can’t make it” or “are busy” and it is just something you’ve got to ignore.

Why ignore? Because if you keep thinking about the fact they cannot “make it” then you’ll most likely find yourself with a certain  “anxiety” when you next try and organise an outing with someone. Obviously if you keep trying to make plans with someone and they consistently “can’t make it” – take the hint, if you keep flogging that dead horse then eventually it’ll come round to smack you round the face in the form of gossip.

So what do I do? Well I just think “Okay.. they can’t make it” and just get on with my day, try and find someone else to fill the slot OR just do something you’re supposed to be doing and stop procrastinating! If you’re like me and need to purchase a train ticket to meet people – then think of it as some money saved (for potential future investments!) and just try and keep yourself occupied.

I also cannot wait to be attending college again in September. I need the education badly and it’s very dull when all your friends are at college/tied down with work. Could not be prouder of my friends aspiring to great heights.

Thanks for reading.

Miles Grindey

A New Week

Well it’s just gone twenty minutes past five here in the evening here, so my day isn’t totally over but I have a feeling not much else is going to be happening today (slight pessimism there). But I’ve gotten over my cold I managed to get this time last week so I’ve started attempting to battle the weight I’ve put on over the weekend – I walked a good couple of miles to my grandparents house, I was planning on running home but I felt it was more appropriate to go with them when they went out.

I love walking, I once walked from Warsash to Southampton (8.2 miles) – it was great. I did that around May 2012 time, I remember I had to get the bus to Eastleigh from Above Bar st because I just COULDN’T keep walking. Took me about 3 hours, I might do that again actually – I have plenty of time… why not?  Walking is great if you need to “clear your head” or just “need to get things straight”, I can’t keep track of the amount of times walking has cheered me up when I’ve been down.

I remember a week or so ago when I introduced one of my closest friends to a girl I’d been hanging out with, and when he was hanging out with a couple of my other close friends he said “Friendzoned” (I would like to point out he didn’t say this randomly, I said to him “Oh you remember..?” – although that being said he does seem to say some things that, I guess, he feels that I’d be annoyed at if he said it to me privately) but what I find is that being “Friendzoned” is more worthwhile – Yes I won’t be “getting any” but I will have that one more friend that might just well prove to be a really good friend.

Come September 2013 I shall be back in the Educational system – where I belong. I can assure you that I shall put my education in front of my social life – this time anyway.  Unemployment sucks.

Thanks for reading

Miles Grindey