Hello my RT friends, how are you all?
I wanted to get back into writing actual life updates in this journal, I always find it helpful in destressing myself to put things down in words, there's a word for that but I just can't think of it right now...
With February over, our family have ended what is always the busiest month of the year for birthdays! I currently have my wife's, four nieces, my father-in-law's, my brother-in-law's, and a handful of friends and family friends birthdays spread throughout the month. Not only does that make it bloody expensive for gifts, but our weekends for the month are almost solidly spent at birthday parties, especially for the kids. We even had a new arrival in my sister-in-law's family, as they had their third daughter (that's now three under the age of 4!!). I would like to think March is going to be quieter, but it actually started with my brother's first born son arriving last Thursday! That's now on top of my second son, Oliver's first birthday on the 17th, as well as his baptism this coming weekend. So for years to come, if people wonder why I'm always busy in February and March.... THIS^
One thing that's always keeping me busy of course is my day job, which sadly, I might have to be leaving soon. That's not because I don't enjoy the work I do, and it does pay the bills, but recent revelations have just proven how under valued and under paid I am in this role. Given this is meant to be my second promotion within the 4 years of working here, it just doesn't come across when I'm doing the monthly budget. It'll be a real shame to have to leave, and my boss is fighting his hardest to get me a decent pay rise, but if it doesn't happen I'll be looking elsewhere. And for anyone who thinks I'm expecting something for nothing, this has mostly come about from finding that a guy we hired late last year, and was let go after 3 months for simply not being up to par to do the same job as me, was being paid a substantially higher salary. So yeah, I'm thinking I'm pretty justified in making this ultimatum.
It's not all doom and gloom of course, as I have actually had a chance to do some gaming recently! With Oliver and Jacob getting older, it's easier for me to stay up later in order to play some Xbox. And for whatever reason, I'm actually finding the Xbox One version of Minecraft really relaxing, and hunting some of the newer achievements will hopefully tie me over until Mass Effect Andromeda. I'm also being very tempted to go buy a cheap-ish Wii U bundle just to have the chance to play Breath of the Wild, but with the handheld option the Switch would be a perfect home console for me. Maybe when the price comes down / more games become available?
Damn, when I started this I thought I'd have more life updates, but there's pretty much me in a nutshell haha! There's always RTUK stuff, but we're hoping to make a few announcements soon, so I won't bore you all with ANOTHER RTUK journal.
So now that I'm done talking about me, I want to know from the people who read this, what would you say is the biggest event to happen to you last month? Good or bad?