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Aberdeen, I have been pleasantly surprised!

Today was my first day in my new store and I loved it. I'm pretty tired, as I was looking at paperwork all day, but as first impressions go all was good. Everyone has a different management style and there are a few things that I will tweak in time but as handovers go, it was a pleasant handover. Aberdeen as a whole has been great.  The city is beautiful. People are so friendly. I have the BEST tour guides who have taken time to show me pretty sights and tell me stories about the city. I have a new favourite phrase: 'Torry Battery' Torry Battery I have found Tayto. Real tayto. Not the NI version. I have done Karaoke twice (!) I have twirled I have been to the beach I have a lovely wee flat, and a superb flat mate I get to see my gal, Claire quite a lot  Claire makes us apple crumble with apples from her garden When I came to Aberdeen, I came with a very set plan. A very rigid timescale.  Not even one

A fresh start... how exciting!!

I have had a feeling for a wee while that I need a fresh start. It is a romantic notion, the idea that we can run away from our sins of the past and start a new, blemish free existence. Alas, it is not a feasible notion unless you decide to cut off contact from everyone that you love and adore. That is not a decision I could ever make. I have too many wonderful people in my life. Blemishes and all, I am starting afresh. I have been thinking, quite sternly about my life and where I am and where I want to be. While there are many things that I have achieved that I am deeply proud of, there are also many things that I have done that I am ashamed and embarrassed about. I think perhaps this move to Aberdeen happened for a reason. Despite a howler of a first night in the Deen,  I don't want to have that lifestyle any more. Perhaps Glasgow would have been the wrong place for me right now.  Personally, rather than professionally.  Very dramatic, isn't it?

Emotions and love languages

I can't believe that I am writing this with little over a week left of my time in Edinburgh. It seems like only yesterday that I was told that I was moving north, and like an age ago that I started discussions about moving to Glasgow. Where has time gone? As I am sure you can imagine, the last couple of weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster. There has been excitement, fear, panic (house hunting along caused most of those emotions), glee, sadness and confusion. The biggest one for me I guess at the moment is the saying goodbye to a lot of people, places and memories. I know that I am not going far, Edinburgh is only going to be two and a half hours away, but this is a new chapter. A chapter I have been itching to start reading for over a year now. There have been some major plot, setting and character changes, but I am looking forward to seeing where this story takes me. The one thing that I have been trying to do is to meet with everyone who has suggested a coffee but