I’m Paul Willson I am a brown belt in Ju Jutsu, a centuries old Japanese martial art.
It has been 5 months since my last blog post which is a serious neglect of my blog. I did have a good reason which was job hunting. I got made redundant in November 2020 which although wasn’t a shock caused meant we had only one wage earner. Then the Coronavirus pandemic hit and the world went into lockdown and made job hunting very difficult. We were a lot luckier than most as my wife was earning a very good salary so we were able to get by and I effectively became a house husband (I learnt looking after home and family while your partner is working is not easy and you don’t have have as much free time as you may think) so I’m not looking for any sympathy.
Fast forward to April 2021 lockdown was eased and the job market opened up and in July 2021 I managed to find a well paid job which was a relief and two months in to my job I am now ready to return to blogging.
Writing this blog and chatting to everyone who was nice enough to leave comments was big help to my mental health so a big thank you to all of you. Sometimes you don’t realise how much you help people by just reaching out.