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2018 will be the year for blogging

A lot has happened since I last wrote a post on this blog. I left Business Insider in February 2016 after six or seven months, took up freelancing again, got a job at techmeme, and went to uni to study politics. life has been good – except for one thing: I don’t really write that much anymore.

So, starting in 2018, I’m going to try – try being the operative word here – to blog more. Let’s see how it goes.

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Moving Out

I always thought that moving out wouldn’t be a big deal. As a fairly self-contained person who can exist alone without too much trouble I relished the opportunity to work and live alone, doing whatever I wanted to do without anyone looking over my shoulder.

In some respects I was right. In others I was wrong.

When you’ve lived in the same place for the majority of your life — especially your teenage life — you become incredibly, incredibly attached even if you don’t realise it. Whether you have a good or a bad relationship with your parents you become used to the things that make up “Home,” whatever they are. You build friendships that you think will last. You exist in a place where you belong. You love and laugh and have fun.

All of that changes when you move out.

Prior to moving out I travelled, first to Barbados with my family and then to Europe for three weeks. In some...

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