First Past the Post

Don’t let the title confuse you, there’s nothing political about this post. My mind likes to make simple associations between things I’ve heard or seen before and then my brain tells me it’s so fantastic I can’t possibly not use it. So what I’m saying here is: You’re welcome.

I’m starting a blog because I’ve tried to start a book 3 or 4 times now and still haven’t got past the first page, so I’m maybe hoping this acts as a battering ram to burst through whatever imaginary wall impedes my progress. I also enjoy writing, and think of myself as particularly creative, so I would like to find a way to get my thoughts and ideas out there. Not to mention I have an innate ability to talk a lot of crap at the best of times, so this might curb some of that too.

Anyway, maybe I should introduce myself.  I’m Gary. I’m 26 (for another month) and I shouldn’t be here. The plan from my youth was to be either a football player, a musician or an actor. When I got a little older, I realised I had to be realistic and give myself more options… so I added comedian into the mix. Needless to say, by the end of school none of my 4 “realistic” prospects had come to fruition and I packed off to university to study law. 2 years later I’d had enough of that and went full-time with my job as a lifeguard. And here I am, still marooned on that same island.

I’m hoping if anyone ever actually reads my ramblings, my mixture of incredible failure and drastic over confidence will entertain and inspire (you to make very different choices in your life). If my words on this page manage to bring anyone any sort of joy or helpfulness I’ll consider that a success, and probably my first one at that.

So there we go. My first post. It was even relatively painless. Relatively.

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