Project Wonder Woman #4

I’ve been a little quiet the last few days around here. It’s been all change at KissHQ, and sometimes, blogging has to take a back seat to real life.

As you may know, Tom has been trying to get into the games industry for a while now. Despite the masters degree in games design, the competitiveness of the industry has proved difficult to negotiate. He’s in the process of planning his own game, and has built games in the past with friends, but finding something full-time (and paid!) was a tricky task. Last week, he was offered a place as a QA Tester with Jagex, (Runescape is their big title, if any of you are gamers at all). He’s over the moon, as you can imagine. Unfortunately, Jagex are based in Cambridge. This means a move!
Kiss HQ will continue to be in Coventry, where I’ll be staying. On Sunday, Tom will be taking up residence in a cupboard bedroom in a shared house in Cambridge ready to start the new job on Monday, and will be coming home at weekends, when he can. Things might be a little quiet until he goes; I want to make the most of having him around while he’s still here!

I was ill on Saturday, and didn’t make it to my roller derby practice (part in thanks to being ill, and cancelled trains. I got as far as the station, say my train was cancelled, and felt too awful to find a new way to get there and went home). An afternoon in bed soon put me right though, thank God. My skating session on Thursday didn’t go that well; perhaps because I was about to be ill. I can deal with aching muscles, but my back has been bad again, so I’m contemplating what to do. I cannot risk damaging my back again. My core strength is maybe not good enough yet to cope with the pressures of the drills that go with the skating. The huge expense of all the gear is worrying me too, especially as I’ll now be shouldering more of the cost of the flat, with Tom only there part-time. I need to make a decision whether to carry on, or leave it for the time until funds and back strength are more suited to derby life. I’ll be sad to give it up, but sometimes the best thing for yourself is knowing when to say no. We’ll see what happens.

I tried out a new recipe yesterday (post to come), at Tom’s request, and I’ve got a tasty looking salad to try from Pinterest that I’m planning to make this week. Otherwise the healthy eats have been continuing (aside from a celebratory burger for Tom’s new job).

Project Wonder Woman is going to be more important in the coming weeks, while Tom and I get used to being lost distance again. It’s going to be rough, so this project to maximise my happiness is going to be needed!

2 comments

  1. Elizabeth Holdsworth says:

    I empathise so much! My partner is going on a six month solo cycle trip in May. we only moved in together last year, after a year of being 100 miles apart and I’ve just got used to living together! Still, it’s a once-a-lifetime opportunity for him. But hard to get used to. Time to be brave. I love Project Wonder Woman; great title. By sheer coincidence, I have a page torn out of a magazine stuck to the inside of my wardrobe. The picture? Wonder Woman…

    • Georgina says:

      Thanks so much for this. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one! He’s being looking for a job in his industry for so long, and I’m so pleased he’s found something. He’s a different, happier person already and he hasn’t even started the job yet. Your partner’s trip sounds incredible; I’m sure you’ll miss him, but what an adventure!

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