At the beginning of 2009 I wrote this on my OK Cupid profile: "I'm
a firm believer in going out and making yourself the happiest you
can be. I've decided that 2009 is going to be the year I look back
on and say 'That's where it all changed'. I don't know why, or how,
or when, but exciting things are going to happen this year. If they
don't, then I'll go out and damn well make them happen."
Well, 2009 was the year everything changed. I moved to Japan. I
thought I would be there for 3 months and I was there for 4 years
and 9 months. I scarcely recognise the person I was when I first
wrote this profile. I've had a lot of adventures and a lot of
experiences. Last year I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
and it changed my
life. Perhaps that's a bit of a cliche, but it made me realise that
I'd strayed a little from how I imagined my life would turn out. So
I quit my job and from January 2014 I'm moving to Frankfurt,
Germany to work in videogame translation. We'll see how that goes.