Where were you?
In an attempt to find out a bit more about each other, I decided a good way would be to ask “where were you?” 1 year, 5 years and 10 years ago…
1 year ago
I was renting a room from a friend in the centre of Cardiff. Self employed with my own business, surviving month to month thanks to the 2 day a week contract job I had. I would have just returned from my last visit to Austria to clear my name after my ex-employers decided to spread lies about me. At the same time I was preparing to take a client to court over non payment of an invoice, as well as being with a guy who was just stringing me along.
5 years ago
I was preparing to leave my first and only full time permanent job in Chiswick, London. Living with a friend in Osterley (just by Heathrow). I was also about to go away for a week of skiing alone to Austria, to discuss becoming a ski instructor with the ski school out there. A little bit of self employed work on the side.
10 years ago
Just finishing my first year at university in Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Studying Mathematics and Computers. I was with a guy who treated me badly and it took me another year or so to get rid of him. Parents were still living in Germany which was quite hard. Had my first web page online by then – what a terrible mess that was!
Despite how it sounds I have no regrets over the past 10 years. I’ve had any amazing 3 full ski seasons as an austrian ski instructor, I’ve been self employed for almost 5 years now, and am finally prepared to call my business a success. I don’t regret what’s happened because if it hadn’t I would necessarily be where I am today.