I write this to you from the depths of despair. The kind of despair that only comes after heavy drinking on a school night. Now when I say school night I don’t mean actually having to go to school the next day. Unless you’re a teacher. Or a pretty wild teenager. I mean, the night before any day where you have to get up in the morning and present yourself as a fully functioning adult to the rest of society.

My despair, however, is somewhat lessened by the fact that I am fortunately able to write about it from the comfortable haven of… my sofa. The Internet is a fabulous thing. For scores of people across the land it has completely changed their professional lives - because ever increasing numbers of people are able to live the dream and work from home. A couple of months ago I became one of these people and so now here I am to wax lyrical about the best features of packing in your 9-5 and using the world wide wonderweb to make your living.

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So we all know that Vampires can’t get into your house unless welcomed, yes? You can sit at home, safe and warm with your netflix and hot chocolate while the Vampires starve outside for just a sip of your delicious marshmallow-and-chocolate-infused blood. Ha! They can’t have it!

…but. BUT! What if you have one of those mats outside your front door. You know. The spiky brown ones you’re supposed to like wipe your boots on or whatever. The ones that SAY WELCOME RIGHT ON THEM.


TL:DR - The company that invented welcome mats was definitely run by vampires.

So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.