Apr 15 2011


Published by at 11:36 pm under Blog

In the last 15 months, I’ve gone through a horrible break-up, lost a job, had a string of medical issues, suffered depression, had a string of personal shocks and most recently, I’ve been robbed. The fact that I’m still standing is a mystery to me. I’m broke, I’m on the jobhunt, I need a plumber (not a euphemism) and I can’t find the paracetemol.

What’s this then?

IMG_9599This is my attempt to mark an end to the crapness of this last year and try to build a fresh start. Things aren’t all that bad. I have a great selection of wonderful friends – I’d be lost without Anthony and Sinead – my family are being incredibly supportive, and I’m seeing someone new, who is kind, funny and mad about me (what more could I ask?).

I’ve also joined a musical society. We recently staged Jesus Christ Superstar in The Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. The cast is really close and I love all of them. Over the past few months, between rehearsals, nights out and the show itself, they have been a well needed distraction from real life’s woes.

I’m embracing the positives (and no, I’m not reading any self-help novels). I’m going to try focus on the good things and look forward instead of constantly moping and moaning about the things that are in the past and can’t be changed.

Here’s to a fresh start, a fresh outlook and a fresh attitude to life.


7 responses so far

7 Responses to “April”

  1. Jenon 16 Apr 2011 at 9:17 am

    Yay for you! Hope things go much better from now on 🙂

  2. The Jelly Monsteron 16 Apr 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Holy Moley Moley Moley! Well I never thought I’d see Darren Byrne on the top of my blog roll again!

    Missed u and welcome back x

  3. Annieon 16 Apr 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Hey Darren, sounds like you’ve had a proper shite ould 15 months but it also sounds like you’ve got a great attitude about it all now and a new relationship to boot – fair play! Keep on trucking dude, you’re doing brill 😀

  4. bngron 18 Apr 2011 at 11:25 am

    Loving the sailing pic. One of these days that’ll be me.

  5. bon 29 Apr 2011 at 6:16 am

    Damn, been a while since I popped in here. Sorry to hear things haven’t been going well, I’m sure things’ll balance out eventually though.

  6. Darrenon 03 May 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Cheers guys. Frankly, I didn’t think anyone would be bothered sticking their heads in here anymore. It’s good to know people are still reading. 🙂

  7. Pon 11 May 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Surely it hasn’t all beed bad, you’d swear nobody’s given you any happiness at all, even for a time

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