20 Statements About the Last 10 Years Leading to 2020.

So I was thinking about this very early in the morning, and my initial plan was to write 20 negative things and 20 positive things in two separate posts (you know, we are in 2020 now and all that, a nice symmetry). The issue was I found it way easier to think of negative rather that positive, so I am just doing 10. Then I can say 10 things that happened in the last 10 years leading up to 2020. Maybe you will argue that it is sloth, but hey, my blog, my rules.

Let’s start with the negative

1. I am 30 years old and still live at home

2. In the last ten years I have not ended up where I would have expected at this point in my life.

3. Lately my mental health has deteriorated further than I would like.

4. I am basically bald now and I hate it.

5. To this day I still struggle with accepting who I am as a person.

6. I feel very much left behind compared to my friends socially, emotionally and career wise

7. My eating habits are volatile and I still eat like I’m back at university, but now have enough stomach acid to fill a swimming pool.

8. My income and intelligence will mean that it is highly unlikely I will be able to get onto the property ladder until I am in my late 30s.

9. I have been single the last 3 years or so (not massively negative but if you ask my mother… Woof)

10. I feel I have become even more socially awkward than I was before, unless I am under the influence of alcohol.

Wow. That isn’t great. Let’s try and address some of those in a more positive way and be happy.

1. I am 30 years old and still live at home, but I have given my parents alot of money so they can keep this house and the mortgage is nearly paid off. Granted the money could have been a big deposit on my own home, but you have to look after your parents.

2. I have graduated from university and hold a bachelors degree. It is ina good discipline, however the grade isn’t wonderful, but I still did it.

3. I am basically bald, but I do have a great shaped head which means I can carry it off quite well. I can grow a half decent beard too now as well, so that’s a positive as well.

4. In the last 10 years I have been to Italy, Spain, Holland, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, Greece and France.

5. My computer skills have grown a great deal and I am much better in spreadsheet software than I ever used to be, and feel much more confident in that ability.

6. My closest friends have done really well, gaining great jobs, starting their own families and owning property. I am incredibly proud of them and their achievements.

7. I have been put in/put myself in situations socially and emotionally outside of my comfort zone and come out of them in one piece, and maybe even learned about myself in the process.

8. I am still alive at the age of 30. In truth I didn’t think I’d make it this far, so I’m happy to have got here!

9. I would like to think I have been a positive influence on my younger sibling and cousins, helping support them in getting into the much better positions they are in today.

10. I haven’t given up completely. I’ve come close, I’ve really wanted just to sack it all in, but I haven’t. There is still a little hope left in me that things will get better. Eventually.

There we go Netty. Happy New Year to you.