Is it time to quit my Facebook page and move on? Consentrate on the 'real' world and make sure I look after the good stuff?
Well, I still don't "get" all this Facebook stuff - I think that it's a load of bollocks, which is why I don't subscribe to or use any of that stuff. I just think that it's all too puerile....and this is coming from someone who still plays in bands and goes out and gets covered in crap on bikes
Apart from that, because I work for myself, on my own and often from home, a week or more can go by and I don't see or talk to anyone (other than my wife, Karen). This is one reason why I keep on with my music, as I find the social aspects give me a real lift when otherwise I'd find it all too easy to sink deeper and deeper into a more and more depressed state.
Most of the mountain bikers round here are all into the "night riding" thing at the minute, but I don't have hundreds of pounds to spare to spend on lights so I don't join in with that. One of my few good friends does enjoy the same kind of bike riding that I do (we're both ex trials and enduro riders and seem to have the same mindset) and we do get out whenever his shift work allows us to be free at the same time.
I blame winter for a lot of this - I'm just longing to feel some warm sun on my old bones and, although I have some of the best riding there is right on my doorstep, sometimes I curse my luck at being born somewhere that has such long and wet winters.
Yes, I know all the "just get on with it" stuff and I do just that, if for no other reason than I'm only too aware of the fact that I don't have that much longer to be able to do any of it with any sort of style
. That's the most depressing thought of all actually. So I do concentrate on the "real" stuff and value and cherish the good days (and good friends) and hope that sort of blanks out all the crap. It usually works....and anyway, summer is coming