Thank you, old friend. Thank you for letting me go. Thank you for making me realise how much better off I'd be without you. Because, truthfully, I've never been happier now as I look back at our time together with nothing but happiness. Happiness in the shape of being set free to do as I please at last. And it's because of you, that I was reborn and given a second shot at freedom. So, to you, my ex-employer...thank you.
Breaking up. Nobody said it would be easy. That doesn't mean it has to be impossible though, right? In fact, a bit of persistence and determination to better yourself can go a long way in those initial phases of heartbreak. With a little of this and a dollop of that, you'll find yourself on the mend and looking to much greener pastures in no time.
Two years we lived in that place. Two long and daunting years. To most, that's hardly enough to settle in and get a feel for the building. For my wife and I, however, it was two years too long. It was two years we will always remember for all the wrong reasons. And I'll tell you why.
Surely I wasn't the only one who thought the nineties were a weird decade for cartoons, right? There's no way I was hallucinating the days I witnessed a bald kid talking to a plank of wood, was I? That's something I quite clearly remember in fact – and I'm not entirely sure I even want to. And yet, it's these strange memories of the iconic shows that partially shaped mine and millions of others minds. It's these original flavours of creativity that forged a great childhood for me, and most likely you too. That's something no nineties kid can deny.
It's not easy being a gamer parent. You're forever trying to fight for the controller. Your kids won't stop slobbering over the directional pad. And, you rarely have more than ten seconds to immerse yourself in a game without being requested. That kind of sucks – especially after a long day in the office or when you've had a pretty crap day overall. Alas, parenting always come first, and those little tantrums we have are mere specs in comparison to what our kids cry for. Or, so we're led to believe, anyway.
Black Mirror is a Netflix series that has, at times, come so close to home that it is almost frighteningly accurate. With unique episodes covering some of the most controversial subjects in the world, Black Mirror captures the possible outcomes for the future and portrays them in hard-hitting chapters. These have often left viewers numb and afraid of what lies ahead for mankind. But, Black Mirror has a way of clawing away and drugging you into wanting more.