It took me a while to think about what I would write here. I guess it’s quite important.
The words I post in this blog are completely my own. Like any writer, I will often find myself questioning my motives, however it doesn’t take me long to tap into my conscious stream of thought and realise that the only thing I can write is the truth as I see it. The world as I see it. For it’s a fricken beautiful place with wonderful people and amazing stories, and I want to share my perspective of it with anyone who wants to read it.
So who am I? I am a 27 year old, white, British, middle class male living in Kent (UK). I have the overall aim of using my advantages to serve humanity and not to exploit it.
In May last year (2015), I returned home, broke, after a year of travelling abroad. It was the most incredible year, one which nearly claimed my life on several occasions and also completely changed it. I am actually attempting to write a book about it. This September (2016) I will be starting my teacher training, a year which will certainly take up a lot of my time and energy.
So in the meantime, I am using this “down-time” to continue to exercise my explorative nature honed whilst travelling. I have begun to check out interests that I had never had the inclination or the chance to explore, due to a time consuming career and other “real life” commitments.
As a result I have sought out incredible opportunities; I volunteer for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) male suicide awareness charity, and soon The GREAT Initiative– a gender equality based charity. I am open to working with any other cause I find value in. I engage in various areas of political activism (it’s a great time for it) and spend as much time as I can in London. I love visiting amazing galleries and exhibitions, and travel around the country meeting artists and political commentators. I learn and practice creative thinking/writing techniques and will try and cover them as much as possible in this blog. The right honourable Paul Deaville is my photographer when I can get hold of him.
I am embracing progressive movements as is my nature and love hearing the main arguments straight from the source (unadulterated by any media channels) and seek out the positive messages which challenge the established “norm”. I write, sketch, play guitar, play football and vitally, I meditate. Spiritualism is something I also like learning about. I am also easing myself into a vegan diet.
I finance this lifestyle by working for my local Mind – the mental health charity. I couldn’t do it without the unconditional support of my amazing family and wonderful collection of friends.
I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try and document this incredible period of my life.