I have been many things in my life - from fruit-picker, through postman, delivery driver, barman, professional actor, Office Manager, Trainer, IT Learning Manager and latterly, Head of Technology Assisted Learning in a global corporate. Now an independent consultant, speaker, tweeter & blogger, I have learned, and now know, 'a little about a lot, and a lot about very little'. I hope this blog will be of interest and stimulate some further conversations amongst us all.
Hello? Ok,it's Niall here, hi. Look, this is kind of difficult for me, so please bear with me, OK? You know we've had this thing going on for a while, but I haven't been able to devote much time to you or show you much affection? See, the truth of it is, you've kinda been my bit on the side. I've been seeing others - mostly Twitter and LinkedIn... Oh, and Instagram; and Blogger; and Flickr...
Look, it's not you, it's me! I've just not felt that either of us were getting much out of the relationship. You never call: but then, I haven't been visiting much. So it's kind of a two-way street thing, but with the traffic lights on red at either end. (I like that analogy, I'm having it for later, if that's OK... No, I'm not trying to be glib or make a joke out of this.)
So, you see, the thing is, I'd like us to try again. I've been talking to some mutual friends and they think we've still got some kind of future. I think we've got something to offer each other. I've been watching you - not in a creepy, peeping-tom kinda way tho' - and I still feel something for you. You might have noticed me hanging around a bit more, being a bit more attentive than usual?
You seem to be really popular, and that intrigues me. Oh, and you're looking good... seriously.
So, if it's OK with you, I'm gonna continue organising that 40-Year College reunion in Edinburgh next year, and that meeting up with the guys in London in November, and those conversations that I've started with friends and family.
It's all a bit scary and new for me, so be gentle with me, OK?
So what do you think? Call me.
Oh, yeah, it's Niall, did I say that...? Ok, bye... bye...
Addendum: This post is a follow-up to last month's "Socially Challenged".