Me age 14-15I remember when I was young, looking into the future (I've always been someone that thinks way, way to much) that once I got to the age of about 15 I would sort of remain that way until I got till about 21. In short, I couldn't be more wrong, in detail, i'll give a run down of my last years.
The picture at the top is me, aged 14-15 (not sure), up until this point I had been heavy in youth work, listened to nothing but Metal and wore nothing but Metal t shirts. So it was safe to say, I enjoyed metal music. I didn't drink alcohol, in fact, I despised the stuff, oh, and had an unhealthy obsession with Trampoline Wrestling.
www.xtremetrampolinewrestling.tk just for a bit of evidence
Anyway, more to the point of the topic of "Change", this all drastically changed, I can't actually think of the point but basically my social life went from an hour up the town after school on a Friday with few friends, to carry outs in Newry and soon after Kilkeel, through this admittedly I lost some friends, but if it wasn't for this I wouldn't have met some of the most amazing people that turned me into who I am today, and also some of the biggest wastes of space.
Me aged 16-17 (Not sure)
Anyway, carryouts in the street soon took the usual turn of fights, drama and alot of people not becoming friends and myself enduring and seeing some of the messiest break ups in history.
But apart from the drinking thing there's many other factors to this, I mean when I was 16 I had my life figured out, stay on at school, sound enginnering, then it turned to computer game design, then history, now I messed up my last year at school and starting an office job
I guess what i'm trying to say is you never really can guess what's going to happen, I mean if you talked to me at different points in the last few years you may have saw a completely different person, due to change in life and people around me
HOWEVER. I can easily say, 2009 and 2010, is the year a shit load of stuff has happened to me, for the worse, which is what distracted me from school, but i'll be damned if these haven't been the single best years of my life because I am surrounded by the single greatest people in the world and everythings worked out for the best
Basically, don't take time for granted, good and shit times make you who you eventually are, I know I still have growing up to do, but I have no desire to do so in the forseeable future, get a job and keep acting the way I do seems to be the plan
Well, this was an incredibly personal and serious post, more of my usual stuff later