31 December 2010

2010 - The Year We Made Contact

2010 could be seen as a rather 'difficult' year for me. Or to put it another way 'completely fucking shit'. Particularly the second half. I mean, I experienced redundancy, burglary, unemployment and fraud all within the space of a few months...

But despite all these various setbacks, I'm going to choose to look on 2010 as the start of a new chapter. Or, I would if it didn't sound so deeply pretentious.

I will remember 2010 as the year I gradually began to reclaim back some of my life. I wrote more and performed more (er, well 6 gigs... that's quite a lot for me). I visited Sicily and Berlin. I began to understand that drinking for 48 hours each weekend isn't always the best course of action. I kept my good friends and made new ones. I recognised the true enemy as fear and ignorance and the ones that harness that power to control and enslave populations and minds.

I also saw the glimmer of a life away from full-time regular 9-5 employment. This is starting to sound like a school end of year record book so I shall stop now and thank my loved ones for their patience and understanding and wish you all a happy New Year!

Robert W Monk