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FC Augsburg 1907, impermanence, training, veganism, design, mindfulness and my amazing wife have been consuming my 2017. I’ve been making a conscious effort to find what truly serves me, embrace it and enjoy it and these things have been shining through.

FC Augsburg 1907

My football team. My only football team. Unconditional love although a very testing and turbulent relationship that has taught me a lot! I’m a huge football fan and especially European leagues, not just the top few. But the Bundesliga is my favourite and when FCA were promoted in 2011 and I could be there for their first home and away games in the 1. Bundesliga in their history, it was fantastic, despite two draws. They’re still there and hopefully for a long time to come.

Impermanence

Nothing is permanent. Seems like an easy concept to grasp but it’s constantly challenging and relative to every individual. I’ll leave it at that but enjoy the challenge to embrace it.

Training

An outlet to hold on to my youth but also something I enjoy, especially the process and small wins, the journey not the destination. Whether it’s running or CrossFit or any type of movement, it’s an important part of my ideal self, an important part of my happiness.

Veganism

Such an important and impactful decision I made in 2009. Love animals, don’t eat them.

Design

After playing bands for many years, the design production part of my life has totally slowed down but given me more time to stop and look, think and enjoy the design work of others. I have another bigger idea in the works though. A true test of my fear of failure.

WordPress

After years of creating custom WordPress themes and pulling apart many from other designers, I’ve challenged myself to be content with a single design for a longer period of time.

I thought it’d be difficult but Anders Norén’s range of themes made that task easy. The minimalism of Fukasawa is ideal – less, but better.

Images

Most images are sourced via Unsplash.