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A little while ago I got asked 'why are you still blogging?' And I am not going to lie, it hit me hard. The question wasn't put to me in a hurtful way, but just genuine curiosity. Many people think of blogging as a dead ball game nowadays. But is it? Or has it just been cast into the shadows by the next 'it' thing? There is no denying that it was at the forefront for years and in many instances, you could say it still is. A few years ago, I deleted my first blog because I hated everything about it. I think it took me the guts of nearly two years, maybe more, to come up 'mark my style'. But it was that moment of creativeness that hit me, that moment I found an outlet to write down whatever I wanted. I feel I am a bit manic, meticulous, mischievous and pretty damn moody but I think that is what makes this. That and sitting on the floor constantly. In fairness though, you make some of your best decisions down here, pondering the next move.
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Recent posts

On the move

Since I came back from my break away in the ever so appealing Faro,  it has been all change. I have been pretty determined to be a sophisticated member of society again. And while I've always considered myself a bit of a renaissance man (sophisticated wording right there), I think it is about time that I started adding some new tricks to my arsenal. Moving to a consultancy agency for fashion, lifestyle and generally cool brands was step one. I feel like buying this striped vest was step two. That's up for debate though.
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Lights out

Last night, I said goodbye to the night life industry for the first time in about ten years (I think!). Calm down, I'm not that old, I just got into it at a very young age. Its a little strange in fairness. Hospitality is kind of second nature given my up bringing so its always been an option. Not one I pictured myself being in for so long though. But to be honest, it has taken me out of some of my darkest days and given me some of my best. Its a funny ol' industry. And that goes for most who work it. Your mental health can take a massive turn when you are predominantly awake during the night time. A lot of people don't even consider that. Having said that, I'm pretty damn excited to move into something I've wanted to do for years. For now though, I'll see you again Wigwam.
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Meshin' about

It kind of feels like the last few weeks have been mayhem. It always seems to be the same story - life continues to move forward while you feel like you are stuck moving throughout time. Do you ever feel like you cant even recall how you have felt days prior? Where have those memories gone? What happened? It is almost like our daily routines just take over. Maybe its time to just mesh about. You have no idea how much I've been wanting to say that. Don't at me, okay?
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Are those sandals, bro?

They say its a pretty scary thing to ask yourself whats next. It's like all of a sudden, all those doubts start to creep in. Are people going to like me? Can I handle the challenge? You can ask these questions over and over or you can just take the first step. For me, I took a few steps in these sandals and to be honest, I'm not sure they are my vibe. But here, every moment is a chance to turn it all around, so who knows.
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Until next time

Contrary to popular belief, it is not always trouble in paradise. I've spent the past while in Faro combating my adolescent desires for excess. Well, sort of. I'd never been to Portugal before this, so I welcomed the new experience with open arms... and ended up with exceptional memories with friends old and new (even if it was just for a minute or two). It's funny, as kids when you went on vacation you would spend hours combing the shores for lost treasures and riding the waves but as adults (somewhat), vacations are a bit more, how should I say... lethargic. But to be honest, I had a pretty decent face-off with the sun every day so I ain't complaining. Does life get much better than that? It probably does, but I'm relishing in the thought of this for my future self.
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Short story

You don't have to know me too well to know that I'm not that great with the sun and excess amounts of it. It's a bit of a love-hate relationship, to be honest. I just can't come to terms with those sweaty mornings and sticky afternoons. I'm too much of a fiend for a high neck top. Since going away though that has all went out the window. This is a lifestyle I could get used to.
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