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Ranting about Role Models

Chris Drew

I’ve just updated by Blog software so now’s a good time for a new blog post. This one has been on the list for some time.

I had seen many images about a couple of people, namely Christopher Drew from Never Shout Never, about a year ago. Several pictures on Instagram of him smoking weed. I’ve got nothing against this, but when you’re 22 or 23 and famous, and have a relatively young fanbase across the world, I do have a problem with it.

In the same way that you more or less know what kind of things you get up to when you’re in a band and on the road, but when you’re publicly advertising this for your young fans to see I don’t think is a cool thing. Keep it off the camera if you’re going to, is what I think!

This kid has been famous more or less since 16 or 17 and that’s got to have some kind of detrimental impact on his life. Other than that he seems like a modern day chill hippie dude.

Am I a self declared workaholic?

Workaholic: A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work,  it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it.

I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that I am a workaholic as such but I do enjoy working. I was working on my birthday – which I would say is obscure.

I think some people are programmed to do business, even if they aren’t directly aware. People like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson etc, all people who may not have directly understood the paths they’d take but I know how to do business, and make money. I know a good idea when I see one and whether something will or won’t be profitable or ‘worthwhile’.

I see work as a way to keep out of trouble, but others may call it boring. I see dollar signs, when others may not. I don’t call that boring!

 

Quality of life is important!

Some people have asked why I have moved to a town where I know very few people, or where I haven’t really visited much in the past at all. Well, now I am going to clear some things up.

My commute to work is 15 minutes without traffic. I can cycle to work on cycle ways which don’t run along busy roads. If worst comes to worst I can walk to work.

I’m saving nearly two whole hours a day. I can sleep longer and not have to get up so early.

So yes, I could have saved some more, or moved into a smaller house, or had somewhere without offroad parking or a garden, but I get all of those things with a shorter commute. That is why I moved where I have moved to!

And when it comes to it, ‘home’ is only an hour away!