The first post on a brand new blog is always the hardest to write, well at least I think it is, so let's just jump right in. I guess I have always been a kind of weird kid, looking back, but to me I was just me, I didn't know any different, I played with my toys the same as every other kid, I would spend hours lining my cars up in order and then changing the order and starting over.
[caption id="attachment_5" align="alignleft" width="187"] Me as a kiddy, how cute was I?[/caption]
Looking back I can say that my childhood was well, interesting to say the least, my parents divorced when I was young and from what I have been told by different people I was used as a weapon against my Dad by my Mom. Moving on, I was bullied quite badly right through school, which has in later life really knocked my confidence, I find confrontation very difficult to deal with and having to make a complaint almost impossible. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean I am a pushover, when it gets to that point I usually "cut my losses, turn round and start again".
Today, or now, I have been diagnosed with Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxieties (When I am out and about I think that people passing me might attack me), I also rank high on the ADHD scale and Asperger's Syndrome, so yeah, I see the world kind of different from everyone else.
If that makes me weird so be it, I embrace my weird.
As for why I am starting from scratch with my blog? Well, my life has been, as I said earlier, interesting, considering and what I have had to contend with in the last 49 years (at the time of writing this) I think that I have turned out rather well, I think that passing on my story and some of the things I have done, mistakes I have made and am still making just, could help others, even if it is just one person.
Moving swiftly to TiR (The iJim Report) TiR was kind of inspired by my YouTube channel Network PGUK who commented that I should try giving my take on things that are happening in the world.
I upload videos to my YouTube channel every Friday, sometimes I will be recounting something from my past and trying to work a moral or piece of advice into my story, other times I will be looking at something which has caught my attention in The iJim Report.
Bringing this, my first post to an end, even though I am starting to blog from the beginning again, I am leaving my old, original blog where it is, too many memories for me to just delete it. If your interested in seeing it, click "here"