Prove myself wrong!

In self-doubt and denial, I doubt that this post will be made public.

Image provided by Unsplash and Stefano Pollio.

So my biggest enemy is myself. I do not value my self highly, I have self doubt when setting out to do something, I procrastinate, I give up too easily, I put things off, I never fully commit, I find something else better today, I over think and over plan, I lack motivation, I do too much research, I constantly have brain fog when I need to be doing something, I have bad days just when I’m looking forward to something, I have depression, I’m pretty sure I have anxiety, my dyslexia gets in the way, my hypothyroidism is stopping me, I… well I make excuses.

There is so much that I would like to do, things like writing a blog, doing more photography which means I also need to get out of the house. I would like to draw more, I would like to try and make videos, leather craft and wire sculptures.
These nice ideas fall down because I do not feel comfortable doing them for what ever reason, I look at other people work and think “I will never be as good”. These thoughts are so ingrained in me now that even when I know that we all start somewhere, learn and get better, I still feel down hearted.

Even starting and writing for this blog, this blog post, I feel like my posts are not good enough, that no-one will read them. I find it difficult to come up with ideas and write them.

I am changing all of this!

The two things that I am pretty determined todo this year is to get into a habit of writing blog posts. I’m not bothered what about, if it is something I find, feel and need to write about I will! Short or long, if people read the posts or not. I just want to write, get better and find my voice.
The other thing I and determined todo is work through my goals for this year to help get my life going again and out of this rut!

Image provided by Unsplash and Austin Chan.

Does anyone else feel like this or been through this? Please comment below or find me on Twitter.

SNOW!

Where I live we are on a tall hill that divides the air coming from the sea. One side the air gets pushed into a valley and the other goes south into flats. A fun geological fact, this air flow usually means the salty air stops us having much snow. Not impossible but while most in Britain get snow we get rain.

In fact I remember about 10 years ago looking at the weather map in a news paper. All of UK was covered in white, while good ol’ Bridgend was green. 😩

The last few years though snow has been pretty rare for us here, we’d have to go up the mountains (Welsh mountains = large hills, not quite mountains). Last year I don’t think we had any snow that stuck long enough to do anything.


Snow in our street!

So you can imagine my surprise looking out the window to this!

Nissan NV350 concept caravan

Just been going through Apple News app and came across this article: Nissan has a cool idea to make remote working truly remote.

I have wanted a caravan for while now to have as my space and a base when out and about.
Most caravans out there seem too big for my my needs really. However just looking at the picture of this, it looks to be a fantastic size and the design, pattern and idea looks brilliant.
Looking into the article Trevor Mogg for Digital Trends explains that Nissan came up with the concept as a middle ground for a work at home and in the office because of the pandemic.
The inside office section slides out if you want it to so you can have an outdoor office and fresh air. It also comes with a balcony on the roof! Included with the package is a Herman Miller Cosm chair, a built-in coffee station and a comfy lounge chair for the balcony.
Sadly it does seem like this is only a concept and not a possible production product.

There doesn’t seem to be any information on Nissan website (if you find anything tell me please!) and pictures for this concept are limited, but boy do I like the idea!

Welcome to this Blog

Hello and welcome to my small slice of the vast internet, another wise known as a blog.


Who am I?

Let me first introduce myself, my name is David. Yes, easily guessed by the title of the website. I am on the side of 30 where after all these years things are finally starting to make sense and you ask “why did (or didn’t) I do that when I was younger?!”. I am from Wales in the UK, born but not bred. My whole family is Welsh, however I have an Omani stamp (Oman is south of Saudi Arabia)


About me.

This first post is a chance for you to get to know me, however I have no idea where to start.
First off, lets introduce my small family. There is my Fiancée Emma, how she puts up with my is a mystery. Then there is my two children, Caitlin and Harley.


The first 12 of my working life I spent at a welder in a small firm. The idea of spending the rest of my life confined to a bucket became increasingly depressing for me. Now I work as a Foot Care Professional, I now and then do wedding photography and now I blog.

I can quickly loose time (when I have time) trying to solve different problems with math (budgeting) and computers. \
These days when I do have spare time to myself I can be found on my iPad with Roam Research or browsing Twitter or Pinterest. My mind has lost focus this last year with Covid-19 and I have no projects to work on. This is where a blog comes in.


This blog

I have tried blogging before now, it was a photography focused blog that unfortunately I lost interest in for a few reasons. The main being not getting out to take photos.
This blog is not going to have a focus (at least not yet). I want it to be open, interesting and about me in all honesty. I want to write posts or post things that are interesting and with how my mind is that can change and jump about everywhere.


I hope you will stick around and enjoy what I have coming for you!