My last post was way back in April 2018. Seems like such a long time ago. In general terms it probably isn’t, but in terms of what’s happened between then and now it’s an eternity.
I’m a different person and my life has changed substantially. So what’s changed?
- In July last year Fran and I bought a house and moved in together.
- In November 2018 we welcomed our first child into the world. Lucas George Smith.
Things have not been perfect but then life seldom is. Marriage, moving house and having a baby are widely regarded as three of the most stressful things which can happen to a relationship. Last year, in the space of five months, we did two of those three things – and will probably add the third sooner rather than later (I haven’t asked properly, but I think she might say ‘yes’ if I do).
I’ve always been a little self-indulgent, a little bit self-absorbed – and I haven’t changed but I am changing. It’s safe to say that Fran is the best thing that ever happened to me. She will no doubt read this so I shan’t massage her ego too much. But, let’s put it this way. For the first time in a long time I am actually happy, settled and content. For a long time I felt there was something missing from my life. Maybe she was it.
Signing off for now. I’ve missed writing stuff down. I’ll be back soon.
See ya! Al.