This is my blog

Yeah it’s kind of a cheesy title but I’m not too bothered.  I’ll be using this as almost a diary, to get some of my thoughts and musings out.  I doubt anyone else will find this interesting – there are many more people out there in internet land who lead more exciting lives than I do, I can pretty much guarantee that – but if I write anything of note for other readers that’s great.

I should probably start with a bit about myself, to give you context.  I’ve just turned thirty and I’d probably describe myself as a failed scientist, writer and person in general.  Failed because I ended up not finishing the PhD I spent neary four years on due to depression and anxiety issues; my personal writing has never been published, other than what I’ve put out myself on the internets; and I’m currently thirty, single and unemployed, again partly due to those pesky depression and anxiety issues.

Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t given up and I think it’s entirely possible that I can turn everything around and be at least a partly productive, functioning member of society.  And I also don’t want you to get the wrong idea about this blog.  It will not be entirely about how shit my life is at any given moment or an excuse to wallow in self-pity.  It won’t.  OK there might be some of that now and again, but mostly I want to use this as a way to talk about whatever I’m thinking about on any given day.  Hopefully this means the topics will run the gamut, and regardless of who you are you might find the odd interesting post.  I doubt anyone will get a kick out of everything I post.  If you do you’re probably even more messed up than I am.

Follow if you like, check in for the occasional post or read this intro and move on.  I’m sure I’ll say something at some point to alienate everyone who’s reading this.  Until then, you’re very welcome to stay and hang out.