I’ve been a little bit silent over these past six months or so but I have not been idle. I’ve been living the dream, making millions through investing, travelling the world, I went skydiving, swam with sharks, saw the Northern Lights, climbed mountains, traversed scorching deserts, hacked my way through dense rainforest, became a spy, learned how to cook world-class food and even mastered the art of magic.
And you know what the most impressive thing about all this was?
I did it all while asleep.
Now, the reality of the last six months has been far less glamorous or exciting though I will stand by my earlier statement that I have not been idle. I was, of course, studying for college which involved researching for my thesis, which I am now writing, writing essays, learning Ancient Greek and all that other jazz that comes with a Masters.
On the writing side of it I took a break of a couple of weeks to a month around January. This gave my imagination time to reboot itself and I cam up with a whole host of new ideas and am very excited about the changes I have made. I just finished reading through another draft of my work and hope to have it fully done in a month or less.
As for the future, I hope to move to Edinburgh in September. Why? I’ve never been there and it seems like a great city. I’d like to live abroad and have been saying the same thing for years. So currently I’m looking for a job over there, ideally in a bookshop but I won’t be picky. In other words, if there are any potential employers in Edinburgh reading this, I’M YOUR MAN!
This week, the 9th Celtic Classics Conference is being held in my college, University College Dublin, which means that there will be a lot of talks for me to go to and most of the best minds in Classics will be here. As well as this, there is another Classics conference in UCD at the same time as well as a third conference elsewhere in Dublin which began yesterday. I have been reliably informed that if an asteroid crashes into Dublin this week, then Classics won’t have any more lecturers.
Anyway, that’s all from me for today. I’ll be sure to come back with more updates and posts on Classics and books and whatnot sometime soon. Until then I’m going to hope this asteroid stays away because I really want to attend some of these talks.