By Omar Zac Phillips, Jul 27 2019 09:04PM
I am sitting at my desk again and thinking of my future; I have my lovely house in the country a good 9-5 for covering the bills and been married 22 years raised 4 kids, but I am just out here. My house is so much of a doer upper I wouldn’t let anyone in the door. So it can be hard to show the kind of hospitality I am accustomed to showing.
And although I don’t feel lonely I know I am isolated. Coming off the back of my experiences with church some 12 years or so ago now (time flies), I have no inclination to be ‘part of some community’ or anything. But it would be cool to have a couple of mates or folks to hang out with who think in some approximation of the same wave length.
I guess I’m old fashioned, everyone is happy using social media these days, but I guess one or two cats to hang out with can’t be too much to ask.
So my wife and I are considering London. The children being as grown and independent as they are don’t need constant babysitting so it’s something worth considering what we do with our lives going forward.
The need to look after a wonderful aunt who has been in hospital a bit lately has caused my wife to spend prolonged periods down there (and not enough time with me), were seriously considering relocating.
I love London, when I lived there before however my life was really stressed, I’ll give you an excerpt from a book I wrote just after I left church and moved up north. When I wrote that section and realised how crazy my life had been I cried for a bit, I can’t believe I did that to myself an allowed other people to make me think that bull shit was at all okay.
Anyhow it won’t be like that again, and I would welcome the opportunity to seize some of the opportunities London has to offer.