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Rediscovering the old, discovering the new

2019 starts and Matthew takes one last look at 2018 with all the old interests he has rediscovered and the new ones too. Hoping to develop them during 2019.

1st of July 2018. New chapter, fresh start, fresh hope for the future and when I left the past firmly behind.

Yeah I’m being lazy – shamelessly copy and pasting my previous post’s opening paragraph. Because I can.

Another important thing that happened since becoming an adopted Weegie is discovering new interests and rediscovering old ones.

Going to the gym has been a rediscovery for me. This certainly helped me lose weight when I lived in Manchester back in 2017. Going for 2am workouts were a staple in my schedule.

Ever since moving to Glasgow I wanted to take up a sport. I have done in recent weeks: Badminton. One of the few sports I was actually modestly competent at during school. Nearly 15 years later I started to play it as an adult.

My first session was horrendous but recently it clicked for me and I’m looking forward to improving my game, while meeting great people.

Fully discovering astronomy has been another big one for me recently. I recently attended a lecture given by Dallas Campbell, it was fascinating to know the incredible technological development and vast requirements needed to do space travel. Wondering what’s out there, admiring the beautiful stars at night above us further fuels the flame of curiosity.

I also undertook a sound engineering course in 2018 and for the first time in years and years I actually enjoyed being in a classroom environment.

I’ve also rediscovered podcasting – both as a listener and a creator. Now I’m working on my next steps, I’ll share more details in due course. The same can be said for blogging.

I even rediscovered languages – starting to learn Spanish, German and Russian again. Bueno, gut, Хорошо.

In short, moving to a new city can rejuvenate yourself and help discover yourself. Of course this doesn’t mean it won’t continue. Far from it, I hope 2019 will take it further.

Feliz Año Nuevo, Frohes Neues Jahr, С новым годом, Happy New Year. I hope your 2019 will be loving, prosperous and memorable. More content will be coming to Hansen’s Corner during 2019. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates.

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