Tuesday 4 October 2011


It's been a turbulent few weeks. I've started my course at Queen's and found it to be a little more challenging than I expected but also a little more enjoyable, so that's kind of balanced out nicely. Having to fit it around my day job has been a little trickier, but I think I've hit my stride today. This sudden adjustment to the aul work-life balance hasn't been without it's problems and I've been close to losing my temper on more than one occaision. Once or twice I let it off the leash for a mad dash and snarl but managed to keep it in sight so most people didn't even notice. My missus always notices, though. You get to know a person when you're as close as me and Michelle are. But she's been brilliant throughout this wobbly patch and made me smile when I needed it the most. Pretty impressive as she has our three kids and the fluffy puppy to deal with as well. This week alone she's faced down chicken pox, tonsilitis and a flu jab. I'm a lucky man.

Another wee thing I've drawn serenity from is the picture above (if you haven't seen Office Space, seek it out). The message may not be very positive, but I'm totally digging the vibe. It's now my desktop wallpaper on my computer at the day job. Everytime I log on, it makes me smirk.


seana graham said...

Hang in there, gb--and also Michelle!

Gerard Brennan said...

Cheers, Seana.