One Door Closes Whilst Another Opens…

Today I Lost My Job
But there is a silver lining…

I lost my job today after 6 weeks sickness with fibromyalgia after it started to get worse. I had worked for them for 3 years and 7 months and this termination came after a friendly discussion about my return to work two weeks eariler. It was a bit of a shock but it has provided me with an opportunity: I’m going to be working to start a gaming studio with friends, whilst I’ve got severence pay for 6 months. This is something that I feel is long over due, so I’m both excited and scared at the same time heh

Here is a little taster about the game studio project:

http://theunityfield.wordpress.com

http://pinterest.com/niamhbrown/cyrano-against-the-one-hundred/

This is what we will being using to develop the game:

http://www.unity3d.com

http://www.hutonggames.com/features.html

Is there anyone else out there about to start up a business of their own, or has any other advice?

New Blog Post: Ageism Works Both Ways

Hey Everyone,

Just a quick post to say I’ve made a few updates on the Passion For Poker poker blog recently about where things are going right now. Also I’ve created a new blog post from The Hole Inside Everyone called Ageism Works Both Ways about an experience I had yesterday out in the city to do with disability prejudice.

Anyway that’s all for now,

Take Care Folks!

Niamh

http://www.niamhbrown.com http://www.niamhstudios.com

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Do You Find You Lose Touch With People Too?

…if you do you might be interested in my latest For The Hole Inside Everyone blog post: Why Fatigue Is An Isolating Force. Even if you don’t have Fibromyalgia or ME you may still want to read it, as we all get overworked from time to time and many of us have social anxiety disorders. It’s also in relation to how fatigue can keep us apart, how much effort relationships can be and why some of us opt to be hermits instead.

Anyway if your interested please check it out here: Why Fatigue Is An Isolating Force

Peace, Niamh xxx

http://www.niamhbrown.com http://www.niamhstudios.com

New Blog Post: Just Enough Pain

Hi All,

After a couple of weeks of not having the energy beyond work I’m back with a new post. I’m still struggling a bit heath wise, but this turn round the wheel is past the worst I feel, so hopefully the website should have a bit more activity soon. Apart from spending a lot of time learning cover songs on the guitar (and even writing a new song myself, which I’m quite pleased with) I managed to write up another post at For The Hole Inside Everyone called ‘Just Enough Pain‘.

I’m kind of pleased where this blog is going. I now feel it has a real theme that has evolved slowly over time and it’s been rather therapeutic to be able to write about my experiences and pass on the reflections that I know have changed me in some way. I’ve also noticed that I was going to leave this blog as a low proirty in my Resolutions for 2009 , but having taken the pressure off me to write, going through the emigration process and the never ending cycles of my health, it has been of some importance in a way that I hadn’t noticed. (See: The Need for Something Needless)

I would also have to say the same for the guitar. I’ve reached a point now where I can pay some of the acoustics covers well enough to really let go of the technique and throw myself into the song. That liberating process is something I’ve been missing lately and I remember again why I used to play everyday as a teenager.

Anyway, thanks to all those who drop by and leave comments about my blog. It really does encourage me to keep going and I’m glad that some of you have enjoyed what I’ve had to say.

Peace, Niamh xxx

Guess Who’s Back? Fibro Attack

Hey all,

I’ve not been around much before as the Fibro has been active again. I managed to write about it in my blog For the Hole Inside Everyone called Guess Who’s Back? (Hint – it begins with F). I also finished writing the second of my sci fi short stories. I have to type it up, punch it up a little and probably redo the ending a bit but the flesh is there.

I’ve also come up with another idea which could turn into an even more juicy story but it has to ruminate in the back of my mind for a while. My writing suffered a lot this week due to high pain/fatigue levels.  This may mean I’m  more sporadic  on the website, so if you prefer you might want to sign up to the RSS that way when I do an update you know without having to keep popping back.

Anyway hope all is well out there,

Peace, Niamh x

http://www.niamhbrown.com http://www.niamhstudios.com