It is with a very heavy heart that Im having to share that this time next week will be my last day at Jazzman Records

I found about the news more or less the same day I got back from Thailand, but I haven’t really been in a position to share it on the blog, at least not mentally, until now because I wasn’t sure how to approach it and what to say.

And if I’m honest, I still don’t really know what to say because it’s very difficult to cover 4½ years of feelings and thoughts in one blog post.

But I can tell you this much:

It has been an absolute pleasure working for and with Jazzman Gerald. He is one of the most knowledgeable and honest people I know and have worked for in the music industry, and I have a huge amount of respect for the way he carries out his business.

I do not regret a single second that I have spent working for Jazzman Records – I gave my job 110% of everything I had to give and in return I learnt so much about this industry as well as myself.

Not many people in this world get the chance to work with something that they really love and feel so passionate about – so I am eternally grateful for  the fact that I have been able to wake up every morning for almost 5 years and go to a job that I have loved with all my heart.

I’m not going to lie, we’re all pretty gutted that I can’t keep my role at the company, but I suppose even the best of things come to an end sometimes…

But despite these sad news I do have a very positive outlook on the future and I am convinced that this is life’s way of forcing me to go and experience and learn new things, set myself new challenges, and generally just making sure that I continue to grow as a person.

So don’t worry, this definitely isn’t goodbye forever as I will continue to do some Jazzman related things on the side including the bi-monthly events and hopefully the radio show on NTS as well, I just won’t be there on a full-time permanent basis.

Drink-more-water

Hello my friends!

My cold is (almost) gone and even though I’m still struggling with my running, I decided to set a new challenge for myself for the month of March!

It’s nothing complicated, just to drink 2 litres of water every day throughout the entire month. And trust me when I say, it’s much harder than it might sound!

But I’m very pleased to say that so far I have managed to drink it every day (outside of other stuff I might drink).

I’m curious to see if it has any visible impact on me so I will keep you posted!

I honestly feel like Im starting to sound like a broken record…

So this week I set off with the best of intentions! The previous week had felt like a complete write-off and I was genuinely determined on getting my good habits back on track.

I started the week with a gym session and even though the gym was a bit too packed for my liking, I felt positive about my “fitness reboot”.

Come Tuesday I was still on track and ran the furthest I have done for a long time. I didn’t really enjoy the run but I felt like I was making progress.

On the Wednesday I decided to beat the crowds and went to the gym in the morning. The idea originally was to go and have a strength session in a local park with a friend – but due to the bad weather we had to reschedule.

I’m not sure at what point on Wednesday it all started to go a bit wrong, but by the afternoon I felt like I had been run over by a truck. My throat was starting to hurt, my nose started running, I felt cold and feverish and by the end of the day I had broken out into a super bad cold.

It’s literally the worst time ever for me to be ill, so I’ve desperately been stuffing myself full of all kinds of drugs and medicine, but nothing has really worked.

So now I’m on day 4 of this cold and I’m just OVER IT. Going to try my very best to shake it off in the coming day so I can get back on track with this damn half marathon training.

Starting to annoy myself now and I just want to get on with the running as I know that the quicker I get back into it, the easier it will be and the better I will ultimately feel.

Here’s to being lucky the third time around!