Betty killed my social life


Coping with a diabetic cat at Christmas

Posted: December 6th 2011

All those functions, all those parties, all those old friends wanting to catch up. And I have to be home every 12 hours to administer insulin :(

I've decided I just need to change my mindset, and cut down my use of the snooze button by about 95%. So I am training my brain to associate work travel with work and other travel with fun. I must accept that the efficiencies of combining my commute home with getting the last train after a night of debauchery, are simply not for me.

Every day that I work I must commute in and out of London and every night that I go out in London I must also make two journeys. It's just a simple mind shift, no different than if I worked in Cambridge and went out in London. I must stop thinking in terms of wasted time and backtracking. If I get into work early enough I can be home and back by about 7pm. That's not too shabby.

All of my journeys are circles. Or maybe, as a wise man told me, spirals. Each circle bringing me closer to the centre.