This is Idiologic’s Last Year

Hello, all of you. I’m just dropping a note to let you know that yes, I am still breathing. Well. Getting fired up about my career, you know, that kind of thing. I haven’t really been able to update anybody about what’s going on, but I will say that I’m really enjoying my time away. I miss my partner though, but I’m back home for the weekend at least. Next week is my last week away from home before I return and I’m thrown head first back into work for a while.

While I’ve been away, I am really thinking about what direction I’d like to go as far as this website’s concerned and I’ve decided that this will be the last year of Idiologic. I’m going to put this site in a hole six feet deep and bury it. I’m not expecting a zombie-like resurrection of it either. I don’t know… maybe I’ll cremate it and throw the ashes into the Gulf of Mexico… anyway, I digress.

What I will do however, is move my weblog to Complicated Noise. It’s only natural. It makes sense to have everything there anyway. I know that I have said in the past that I don’t really care about numbers of visitors, but at the same time I love statistics. Those statistics for this weblog haven’t been impressive for a long time. A lot of it is that it has become very hard to open my life up like I did when I was 18, 19, or 20. As the years pass, I’m a lot more concerned about what information I put out into cyberspace (or whatever the young people call it these days). I’m also a bit isolated from the rest of Australia since I’ve moved. It prevents exciting things happening and well, I no longer struggle with my relationships and stuff and I’m married and all.

One of the things I wanted to chat more of (and never did), is what day-to-day life is like with my partner but he’s got a bigger need of privacy. I respect that and respect the needs of his family to keep things a little quiet. That’s life and it was part of the package deal.

I guess that means that Idiologic will eventually disappear into the void around this time next year and I’ll start customising a version of WordPress for Complicated Noise. If I get that done at before then, I’ll just redirect traffic.

Anyway, I’ll still post here every so often and my new podcast episodes will be posted here. I’ll just post a bit of a notice that I’ve moved.

As always, it’s nice to have you around. Thanks for your continued support.

Ben

#47: Miscellany

I’m under a big amount of stress and I am struggling to deal with it in a constructive way. I talk about being back and all the adult-like responsibilities I have.

I’m having to go away for a few weeks so this will be the last episode for about 3 weeks.I’ll be back soon!

Another “Break”…

Hello everybody! Something unexpected has come up and I’ll be away from home for three weeks starting in March. That means that I’ll have to take a break from podcasting for a while.

I have to travel about 200 km (124 miles) one-way, so going back and forth in one day isn’t an option. It would take me about 2 hours to drive there. 4 hours of driving after a full day isn’t something I want to do.

Optionally, grab yourself a KitKat. The green tea ones from Japan are really good.

I’ll be around though. If I need to vent, I’ll come back and post here.

#46: Back into Summer

It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted a blog or a podcast episode, but here’s one. I apologise in advance for the crappy sound quality, but it’s been really hot and I had to have a fan on.

Oh, I’m back in Australia now too.

Complicated Noise Returns in February

Many of you already know that I am overseas at the moment, spending time with my family and friends. Well, after missing so many “deadlines” of new podcast updates, I’ve just thrown in the towel for the month and decided that I will continue when I get back to Australia. I’m just not in the zone right now to record or edit.

I will be back with a new episode the week that I return (hopefully) so I guess some of my exciting news will just have to wait until then.

You can always find out what my plans are for upcoming podcast episodes by visiting the guide at Complicated Noise.

I know a lot of my posts lately have been about me putting things off, but at some point I’ll be back at 100% speed. 🙂

Helping Australia

Australia bush fire

As most people know, Australia is battling some of the worst bush fires. Some of them are burning uncomfortably close to places I called home for many years. It’s incredibly heart-breaking.

If you’d like to help, please use one of the links below then let me know so I can give you a thank you.

Double 20

Ah, 2020 is upon us and here I am celebrating my 40 years on this planet. I haven’t been feeling that great so my husband and I haven’t been able to spend any close time together (because I don’t want to get him sick). I have been really absent on social media, and well, that’s okay.

Again, this year is going to be spent doing some serious self-improvement, career-wise.

I’ve been thinking about what changes I’m going to make in order to make that happen, and there a few things swirling around in my head. I keep thinking that this will likely be the last year of my weblog. I was thinking about letting everything go, and a few days before my hosting and domains expired, I renewed it all.

I thought about streaming games for a while, but I am questioning whether I even want to do that. I’ll give it a go, but if I find that I don’t have the time to do that and my podcasting junk, then I’ll just let them go.

Sad to start off the new year with such thoughts, but it’s what’s happening in my head. I’m just at a state of disinterest. I have been for a few months.

Things can change though, and sometimes they do, but I don’t think Idiologic is going to survive post-2020.

Anyway, I hope that everyone has a fabulous 2020! Make it great!

#45: Holidaying

I talk about what’s going on now and what’s happening in the future. My husband is visiting this area for the first time ever soon, so that’s pretty exciting. This is the last episode for the year, so happy holidays and have a great end of the year.

The website at Complicated Noise is up in its not-quite-finished form. Visit it at your own risk!

Midpoint

I’m about halfway through my vacation in the USA now. Time passes by so fast and in so many ways, that’s pretty scary. Incredibly, I am not really sick of being here yet. I know in my podcast, I say some pretty terrible things about where I was raised, but it has a bit of charm about it and my family here as well, and that’s what’s most important to me. I just want to be around and spend a bit of time with them while I can.

If x = the date I arrived, and y = the date I’m leaving, then we’re approaching the midpoint…

It’s been nice so far. My husband arrives in a few days for a few weeks so I think that will be pretty exciting in itself and maybe when he’ll leave, I’ll be ready to return to Australia, but I’m not so sure this time. It feels like every time I come back, it’s harder to go back to Australia however I know if I stay here, I will start to miss the charm of Australia. So, it’s a no-win situation.

When you’re a dual citizen or live so far from where you grew up, It’s a bit hard because you want to be here, but at the same time, you want to be in the place where your life is. It’s hard. It’s always been hard. Even if the people around here bug the crap out of me sometimes, I think it would be doable.

Some of my time has been spent thinking about sticking around but because I’m married and settled in Australia, it just complicates things ever so slightly.

#44: Birthday Celebrations

I talk a little bit about my birthday and the problems I’m having with my podcast and recording. I’ve decided to record short ones for now and might change that once I get back. I honestly can’t remember what I’ve talked about in this one. I used my phone to record this time because the audio quality was awful using my AirPods.

There is one more episode before I take a little break. I think that’s next week. My husband comes to my hometown next Friday, so I’m going to try my best to do it before then.

The website at Complicated Noise is up in its not-quite-finished form. Visit it at your own risk!