7 months ago I wrote a post entitled “I’ve waited three years for this…” if you haven’t read it then click the link and check it out. It is a wee bit dark but it’s unsurprising given the subject matter. It was in essence the start of my realization that I was once again going down the road to depression. It is not a nice place and in some ways reminds me of the “upside down” from Stranger Things (brilliant programme by the way). In fact, if I could draw a picture of depression it pretty much would have been just like it. Since then I have been doing what I can to better myself, partly through my #24weeks posts; which let’s face it I totally failed to keep up with! Continue reading 7 Months on… …Living with Depression
I guess a staple of any avid traveler is the ‘Bucket List’. If you’re unfamiliar with what one of these is (which I’d be shocked if you didn’t) it is basically a list of things that I would like to achieve before my time here on this Earth comes to what is most likely going to be an ungraceful end. If it’s anything like the way I eat food then it’s going to be very ungraceful indeed. So read on for my top 100 things to go before I snuff it list. What are your must do’s? Leave them in the comments section and we can see if they match up!
Oh and the orange ones? They’re already ticked off!
Hello there and welcome to Where Has Jon Gone! I presume that if you’re here then you know what it’s all about but just in case you don’t know this is my blog. It has everything from my travels, to my favorite photos and quotes to advice about setting up life in a new country. I hope you’ll find it entertaining if not useful! Continue reading About
If you know me at all then you are probably aware that I recently made the move down under to the wild green and rugged lands of New Zealand. Famed for its adrenaline fueling activities, being the back drop of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies and for its extreme sheep to human ratio. I’m about to head into my second week here and I thought I’d give you all a taste of what I had been up to as well as my thoughts about it all.
I guess I can safely say that my attempts to post weekly have completely fallen by the wayside. It’s not been a complete loss though. I’ve simply been so busy that I’ve not had a chance to actually work on it. Looking back, it’s been over a month since I posted last and when I think about it, the time has really flown. It seems time is getting quicker and this got me thinking about where I am headed with my life. Continue reading Looking to the Future
I decided to give myself a little extra time over the last couple of weeks to get my head in the right place. Realistically that is the first step in any situation to actually get better. Without your head on board it realistically just isn’t going to work. I’m not going to lie not all the time has been easy, but it has been a hundred fold better than it recently has which is great. It would be naive of me to think that in the last two weeks that everything is sorted and that I’m all fixed. This kind of situation requires time, patience, a pinch of luck for good measure and people in your life that will have your back no matter what. I feel like for the first time that perhaps I have that. Or more importantly I had that all along and I just couldn’t see it. Continue reading Weeks 1 & 2… …The Reboot
The last few weeks have been, in simple terms, shit. It’s probably been the hardest period mentally since my epic downfall at university. This time has been no less graceful and in some ways worse. Honestly, I’m not sure what went wrong or why; all I know is it did. Trying to cope with it has been nothing short of Hell. That’s why the blog, my diet, the different tasks for #24weeks has all gone to pot. So I guess in the spirit of fighting on and frankly not knowing what the Hell else I can do to help myself. I guess I am getting back on the straight and narrow. So my task for week 1 – get my head in a good place. Continue reading Week ??? – Honestly I think this needs a reboot