Six whole years have zipped past since I took to the keypad with a deep held belief that the world needed to hear what I say.
So here are a few things that have happened since May 2009…
I completely failed to write my pioneering saga of female empowerment called 50 shades of hay – where an intelligent woman with a very bright future, gets off with an abusing, domineering, asshole but it’s all okay because he is rich, so she gives up her career and gets herself pregnant by him instead. I imagined it as a really big step forward for women’s liberation, but it turned out that it had already been written.
I stopped being in my Thirties – sad times
My boys grew from being 7 & 4 to 13 & 10 – a lifetime of change at that age.
My wife got six years hotter. Not sure how fair it is that women get so much sexier with age, when we men just fall apart but then I guess we kind of win that one in the long run.
I spent a couple of years writing a weekly column as an Agony Uncle over at In The Powder Room, which was fun but such hard work to be so far out of your comfort zone all the time and then trying to come up with something new, fresh and witty every single week. I really am in awe of those people who can keep that up, and do it so much better than I could. It takes over your life.
My writing won a bottle of Champagne, a Kindle and my short story Enlightened, won a place in a published compendium. Not bad for a mediocre telecoms engineer with naught but a 28 year old English O’Level. Actually that reminds me that it has been a very long time since I wrote any fiction…
I lost and gained important people.
I lost a job, I gained a much better one.
I turned this…
thanks go to Google Maps
I've formed some quite surprising virtual friendships with folk from all around the world – Australia, America and even Uley. Never heard of Uley? No I hadn't either, I'm not sure I even knew where Gloucestershire was, never mind Uley, and yet there are a whole bunch of people there that I've never met but feel like I know and really like – work that one out! If you’d tried telling me that back in 2008 I’d have derided you somewhat energetically.
And that’s just me, and only really a snapshot of what’s gone on in that time. I am aware that there have been some big events around the world that have unfolded in that time too – I considered listing them to really show how much has happened in six years but then I realised that this is Glen’s Life – the clue is in the title…
So instead of doing that I've told you about me, now I throw it over to you, please tell me, what has happened to you in the last six years? - What’s gone on in your lives?