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Challenging myself continued…

In November, I created a post on challenging myself and connecting with other bloggers ( read here ). Firstly, my mission was to start conversations with other blogs (or bloggers) that aren’t on Medium ( read why ). I feel like the challenge is going well, and I’ve started to create stronger relationships with fellow …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 17, 2019


Excited for the new Spider-Man movie

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched Avengers Infinity War and don’t know the ending, I suggest you look away now. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! The new Spider-Man trailer has hit us today, and I am excited. He is heading to Europe on this adventure and Mysterio is appearing. What strikes me and others, he is …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 15, 2019


Game of Thrones hype starts again

I must admit, it took my wife and I a while to get into Game of Thrones. So many people were hyping it up and saying “YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!!” that it didn’t quite appeal to us. However, once the dust had settled, we finally decided to take a look. Wow, we couldn’t believe it took us so long to actually get into it, …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday January 14, 2019


Dealing with death

Death is a terrible part of living. We all worry about death, and most of us aren’t ready for it when it comes around. If someone passes then those close friends/family feel sadness and mourning and have to deal with so much. Funerals, funding, banking services are just to name a few of the things that have to be …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday January 11, 2019


My cat Squiggle is not well

My cat has gone to the vets twice because he has a pain in his back. He is constantly licking surfaces, himself and also scratching, digging, and biting himself. It’s definitely a discomfort, but the vets can’t find the answer, and it’s so frustrating. If you stroke the lower part of his back, he will start to lick …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 10, 2019


A full week of work starts

For us office workers, today is our first full week back. Like many around this time of year, I felt pretty apprehensive about going back. It was so nice having a break from work and they always go way too fast. Christmas and New Year never last as long as you’d hope and everything just goes back to normal. This is …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday January 7, 2019


3 years at Crossfit

“It’s a social experience like no other where no one judges and everyone encourages progression.” A memory popped up on Facebook today and it’s reminded me why I joined Crossfit. I initially joined because I was unhappy with my weight. I got to 16st (~101kg) and I was feeling slightly unhappy with my weight gain. …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday January 5, 2019


The demise of social networks

Creating my own social network For what seems like forever, I wanted to create my very own social networking site. At first, it was going to compete with Facebook, have reactions (before they invented it), and use open technologies. I started creating something with my custom PHP, I created the ability to register, …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday January 4, 2019


On the 15th of June, I will be taking part in a 23-mile hike for Macmillan Cancer with a few colleagues from work, and I am super excited to be taking part in this. We will all be training together, but I’m not too worried. I’ve been doing CrossFit for over 3 years and feel I have it in the bag. Last year I …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday January 3, 2019


My 2 year journey at Lightfoot

A little back story My journey at Lightfoot all started because of my struggles with a previous company. I had been given a 3-month trial and during this trial, my work was struggling. The company really liked me as a person and wanted to see me succeed there. They extended my trial by another 3 months and by the …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 2, 2019


A year review 2018

After reading Tim Ferris’ year review , I decided to do something similar. I couldn’t go through my calendar as I never use one for events (maybe I should start next year). You can see below my results which will also be typed up in case you can’t see the image. It’s shows both positive and negative …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday December 29, 2018


Looking to 2019 and my personal goals

Looking back this year 2018 has been massive for my wife and I. I helped her start her business Brooks Pet Sitters , and although it’s been tough, she’s loved every second. Our goal was to have 20 clients this year, and we now have 45. Some have been incredibly supportive, while others not so much. We learnt how …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday December 27, 2018