Saturday, the 29. October 2011, 12:29 by
It’s been a long ol’ month, and busy in both IT & my personal life. At the start of this month, I was full of beans feeling good. A few trips to the GP and a diganosis of High Blood Pressure later however (follow events on Twitter, search for #NHSExperience), & I felt a bit bummed out I had to say. I’m also getting a bit fed up with London, the people, the hustle & bustle, the expense! £500 a month on travel, & yet its still cheaper than a car! Welcome to the UK!
A trip back ‘oop North to see my good friend @ahartconsulting & my parents, and a little perspective setting seemed to help though. I’ve been making some pretty radical changes to the things I do in terms of work, my attitude & the way I think about getting things done. I’ve taken up Meditation & Yoga, along with upping my exercise reigime (I’m about to start spinning classes – good lord) & I’ve absolutley stopped eating monster portions of food once a day. Never thought Breakfast would be so good!
In technology its been busy, I’ve attended the IPExpo 2011 at Earls Court, along with taking @jamesjhedges along to the Soho Hotel for a Mortimer Spinks event, both were pretty good, & I’ve blogged about them here, & at my company site, Leading Edge I’m about to start #ChristmasBytes podcast with @julianbdavis & @kwasig which I’m totally stoked about, and we’ll be rounding up the year in technology & our respective careers in IT, Social Media & Finance. It’ll be jovial, there’ll be beer & we may even sing carols! Check it out on the Digibyte website, and head over to @kwasigs 100% Goodtime Blog Solution. Thankfully my other companies all seem to run themselves now which is very good!
So with blogging, round the clock work with Leading Edge developing everything from their organisation, their process & there social media, its been pretty busy & nice to sit back in Costa, (as per usual), grab a green tea & catch up with myself & thoughts. I never managed to actually celebrate my 31st birthday this year, which I was totally bummed about, but do get together with buddies from all my old companies like Libertine, Ticketmaster, and such like, so its nice to see pals. That reminds me, I must catch up with @TBev0 pretty soon (reading this!?)
I’m not quite sure what 2012 will bring, I’ve been overall pretty happy with 2011, but perhaps just perhaps I’ll learn to spend a little time on me. I’m hoping to next year;
- Get to 1000 followers on Twitter (@mariodc if your interested!)
- Travel More again (including Whistler, Vegas, Singapore & Miami)
- Stress out less (harder than I thought)
- Stay in more hotels, I love hotels, don’t know why, just my ‘thing’
- Learn to switch off, including leaving the iPad, iPhone & laptop out the bedroom!
- Finish off my long awaited charity bike ride, remember that Mario!? Check it out here
- Stress out less, oh wait a minute, I’ve said that!
Love, Mario x