I’ve been a bit afraid of the blue ‘publish’ button lately. Not that I’ve anything against the button itself or even the colour blue for that matter. But I have found myself at a loss for words. I spoke about writers block in a previous post, in fact I somehow managed to pen an entire article about not having anything to write about. But don’t worry, I’ll try not to do that second time round.
So I haven’t published anything of note on this blog for a while now. And whilst I’ve had plenty to say, I just haven’t found the time to sit down and articulate it in the form of a post. The biggest reason for this would probably have to be the fact that my entire life has changed over the past few months. Sounds a bit dramatic right? But lets see what major events have dominated my little and insignificant life (just a bit of existentialism thrown in for good measure) over the past year, more or less. Here I’ve even made you a nice chronological list (kind of):
- I graduated from College/University (depending on which part of the world you’re from)
- Questioned my life for a bit (sure has to be done)
- Began working with ROR Guitars, a local guitar designer
- Had the craic going to gigs, meeting bands and building up the brand of the previously mentioned guitars
- Got offered a new job as a Marketing Exec and Content writer
- This meant that I had to pack my bags and move to the capital (Dublin)
- And pretty much since then I’ve been adjusting to the new and sometimes confusing ways of ‘city life’.
And so here we are now. As I hope you can imagine, it was hard to find time between all the above bullet points to sit down and actually write something. I come from a small town called Killorglin (see the video below). I studied locally, worked locally (kind of) and lived locally and at the ripe old age of 21 I found myself in the ‘big shmoke’ with a new house, new job and above all else a new life away from everyone and anyone who I once knew. Also at this point I should detract from the drama by saying that home is only a few hundred miles away.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, so far there hasn’t been a single shred of either to report. Whilst it can be difficult to pack up your life and start a new, it is also a challenge which I have both embraced and enjoyed. I’ve been up in Dublin 5 months to this very day so I suppose the excuse of ‘settling in’ is wearing fairly thin now. But I’ll certainly try to write more and also draw on the inspiration of the city’s prolific literary heritage. Sure the birthplace of W.B. Yeats, the famed Irish poet and playwright, is only a few doors down!
Now how about some music?
Hozier – From Eden