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Write What You Love

Thank you everyone for your tips and advice on my last post. I definitely found it helpful, and if anything it just reaffirmed what I already suspected.

Write from the heart, write about what I want to write about, write about whatever is in my head, write about what interests me, write about what makes me happy, write about my life.

So what does that mean? what interests me and makes me happy?

My wife and girlfriend. Polyamory. My son. Books I read, music I listen to, movies/tv I watch. Science fiction. Superheroes (Marvel and DC). Football. Fishing. Gardening. Astronomy. BDSM.

I’m not completely sure how any of these are going to translate into posts but I’ve also been told to not think so hard about, just ‘put pen to paper’ and ‘dont expect perfection on page 1’

All food for thought and I’m interested to see how it all plays out

I have however been working on the title for this thing. Instead of being a bland Jack’s Journal, I’ve now got a name of Flying To The Stars:Adventures in Space, Time, Polyamory, and Fishing which I really do like. I’ve also got a layout that I’m much happier with.

One step at a time. Perfect won’t happen on page 1.

Not So Young In Body

As much as I like to try and stay young at heart, every once in a while my body decides to remind me of my ever-increasing age. Today is one of those days where my knees and back are quite loudly pointing out that I am in my 60s and have injured myself numerous times over the last few decades.

I have spent much time today enjoying the relief brought to me by various analgesics and strategically placed hot and cold packs. My day has been mostly spent on the couch, with my legs up, a cat on my lap and my dog at my feet. Samantha and Lucy have been alternately curled up with me and caring for their old man. There was also some napping and some adult activities.

I’ve been reading 1984, playing Candy Crush Saga, listening to the Top Classical playlist on Spotify (50 best classical recordings from today’s leading performers, including 2016 Grammy nominees) and watching season 1 of Bones. It’s not a show that Lucy’s a fan of but Samantha is a big fan of the ‘here’s a dead body, lets solve the case’ type stories and I love detective.

Normally all of that would add up to the perfect rainy Satuday afternoon. But. Days like this when I’m feeling every single one of my years I start to wonder why my beautiful girls are with an old man like me. They’re both younger than me and I can’t help but think one day they’ll wake up and realise I’m not in my 40s like I used to be. I’ve mentioned it before and Samantha always says she’s not in her 30s any more either but I still think she’s beautiful, which she is and I do. And then she smacks me and tells me to stop being so stupid.

And so I do.

An introduction of sorts

Hi, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Hola, Ciao.

Welcome to my new website, to my blog, my journal. I’m not 100% sure what I’m doing here other than talking a bunch of utter nonsense. I’m at the stage of trying to figure out what the heck I’m doing here and how things work. The website equivalent of kicking the tyres or giving the place a fresh lick of paint, if you will.

I’m Jack.
My name possibly isn’t the most help though as it doesn’t tell you who I am. And who am I? Well, that is the question, isn’t it?

I am a recent retiree looking for a new hobby. Apparently ‘annoying my girlfriend’ isn’t the best use of my days. Her opinion, not mine. I’m a life-long fan of science-fiction and superheroes – both Marvel and DC. I’m a voracious reader and a movie buff. I enjoy fishing, gardening and astronomy. My favourite food is roast beef. I love to fly.  I’m a father and a son. I’m a husband and a boyfriend – and an ex. I have two cats and two dogs. I can’t swim. I wish I could type faster.

That is possibly enough as just an opening gambit.

Love to all
Jack
xx