• James Hewlett

This Is Me, Aged 33

This is me, today is my 33rd birthday. I’m a bearded, white, hetero man living on the south coast of England who is currently getting paid to stay at home and do nothing.

This is the first time in a long time I have a picture of me on my birthday where I’m not drunk and/or forcing a smile.

Despite waking up alone this morning, I woke up happy.

Instead of going cakeless for another year I baked my own yesterday.

I am divorced, single and not looking.

I am hopeful but realistic about almost all aspects of life, despite it being hard at times.

I love the few close friends I have dearly and am glad we still shoot the shit in various ways despite not currently being able to see each other in person at the moment.

I have a strange family and regardless of how strained the relationships there can be at times I would do anything in my power for them.

I am nerdy as fuck and have a lot of interests as such but I don’t let that, or anything else, define my identity or who I am as a person.

I have been back on Instagram for a day short of a year and find it to be the only enjoyable social media platform.

I have been writing this blog every day for two years, six months and five days. In a years time I will have finished what I set out to accomplish.

I would like to be more creative in the next year of my life.

There has been a fly buzzing around my house all day and it’s really annoying.

©2017 by James Hewlett.