Ok, it’s been a long time since a post, and much has changed in the meantime. In fact, everything has changed.
As I sit here, on a 281 bus somewhere close to the Twickenham rugby ground, travelling home (yes, at 8-50 am!) I’m getting used to the thought that this bus service is destined to become an integral part of my life from Monday next. Thanks to a headsup from Keith Jobling – who’s now going to wonder what he’s done! – I start work as a call monitor for the Allen & Allen Group, in Hampton Hill, Richmond on 3rd October.
I can see me enjoying this, little pressure, little if any contact with the public and chance to talk sport whenever there’s a quiet moment. It’s almost everything I could want.
The change in circumstances has wrought its change in my head too. No longer am I feeling that the dark shadows are close by, no longer is my world seeming almost worthless, there is light for our future where there was none. It’ll also mean that Alicia can cut back on her hours a bit, and that she can concentrate on getting her health in order, which makes me happy too.
It’ll also mean that I can contribute to the home again and Alicia can get to keep some of her money for herself,
Another upside to this is that the office is just a few minutes from the Beveree, my sporting home; so for midweek matches and training, I’m just around the corner. Plus I can go to away matches as I please, work hours permitting of course!
It’ll also mean that in the New Year, I can have a day visiting the parents as I haven’t seen them for almost a year, which is just way too long.
Yes, the world looks better for me again, I can stand up and shout “Hello!!!” to the universe with some confidence again, and be the old Rob you used to know…
Now isn’t that nice…?