September 26th, 2005

life begins - me

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Remember last week when I said I had no ability to make decisions? Well, here's another example of that...

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Oh - and how much do I love the fact that Discovery Civilisation are running entire series of documentaries in one night? There was one on Channel 4 last year called "Pagans" which I managed to only catch the last two episodes of at the time. All of it was on last night - now I just have to hope my tape lasted through to the end!
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Adventures in hairdressing. Part Two.

I have returned from the hairdressers. Those of you who remember the horrid mullet affair may remember how upset I was then. Collapse )

ETA I'm not a Trekkie, I watch it when there's nothing else on, but I'm not a fan as such. That said, I do like DS9 a lot, even though it had a lot of problems. I'm currently watching my favourite episode, which just happened to be on today on Sky 1, "Honour Among Thieves" (I got the title from my Sky info thing, I didn't actually know what it was called) - where O'Brien infiltrates the Orion Syndicate to find out how far the corruption's gone. The acting in this, the basic story of a good man who happens to be a criminal (Do you have a family? Good. It's the most important thing.) just blows me away. It's really easy to slag off Star Trek - and let's be honest, it deserves it a lot of the time - but sometimes, like this, there's little gems buried in amongst it. (And yes, I did watch and quite like Babylon 5 - not a fan, but I did like it as well.)
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Soul searching and questions about the future

Most of you know I'm not happy in my job and I'm planning on leaving. Thing is, I've been planning to leave since I started in the job and that was in 2000.

I was speaking to my hairdresser today about the fact I want to open a bookshop in the village and she was so positive about it that it made me take a step back and really think about it. My friends have all been supportive of the idea in the past but much as that's appreciated it's always been coloured by the fact that they/you are my friends and as such will say things I want to hear. The girl today, I'd never spoken to her before today and yet she was excited about the idea. (Bizarrely enough my family doesn't want me to do it - well my sister doesn't anyway.)

So I'm going to do it.


I'm scared, I don't know where I'm going to get the money from or how to even start building a business plan, but I am going to do it. This time next year I will either be in the position of running my own business or be able to say "at least I tried".

I really am quite scared about this but also more optimistic and... content than I have been in years.

Oh - and for Serenity fans? There's at least two different trailers on UK tv right now - I've seen both of them on Living and C4 at various points today