The month of my birth is always an interesting one.

I usually have something untoward going on.

I want to briefly reflect on my absence from this platform.

What it represents and how it’s affected me.

I’ve been struggling in many ways to overcome my own fears, doubts and anxiety.

It’s a process; however, I see signs of improvement.

My own expectations are now wavering and certain desires (notably golf) remain in place.

That’s a useful guide to help prioritise and focus on work in the winter while preparing for the season starting in April.

If I can try and make the most of that, I have a good chance going forward.

I think I’ll use this platform to record my thoughts on a regular basis (probably everyday) as I seep back into monotony and structure.

It’s invaluable and even the absences speak to my peace of mind.

September

Joint PhD Candidate Business & Management at Manchester & Melbourne| MSc UCL Science, Technology and Society | BA (Hons) QMUL Human Geography |