Fuzzable Blogs: June 26 – A Check In With Me: Love, Pride, and Life

Okay, attack me now, I missed last month’s Fuzzable Blog, but I was at Birmingham Pride – that’s still no excuse though because if I had organised myself better I would’ve written it up beforehand and scheduled it; just like I had planned to do with this one, but low and behold it is the 26th June 2018 and I’m writing this up right now with no idea in which direction this is going to go. So, I plan to take a few deep breaths and just write, write, write.

So I shall start with Birmingham Pride since that was last month. My group and I (apart from one or two apparently – more on that later) had an amazing, time and we got to see plenty of acts – we did miss a few here and there, but we tend to do that every single year. We managed to see Louisa Johnson (my third time seeing her), Courtney Act, Livin’ Joy, Joe Hunt, Gorgon City, Rachel McFarlane, and a few others. The funfair was as great as ever, but £3 a ride was a little on the expensive side, and my back killed after going on the Tagada – as always – but this time I got a massive bruise with a cut, why do they not have padded seating on that ride? The Vengaboys ended our night on Sunday, and they did not disappoint – as usual.

It was my boyfriend’s first ever pride and he fully enjoyed it. We’re now fully excited for Brighton Pride in August and seeing Britney Spears perform. We’re also seeing her in Birmingham as well, which is bound to be epic.

The other big thing that happened to me was parting ways with two friends I considered to be amongst my top best friends. I don’t want to get into this too much, but we were all meant to go and see Demi Lovato in Manchester; my friends told me they couldn’t go, and therefore I couldn’t go as my one friend had the tickets and lived down south – so we all ended up not going, or so I thought. It turned out they became available to go last minute and decided to go without me. They unfriended me and blocked me on various socials in the hope I wouldn’t find out, but they slipped up and then cited me as being a bad friend as the reason for what they did.

There was a host of reasons why I was a bad friend, including not talking to them much during pride, being a bad friend to my other friends who they didn’t even know, not keeping in contact regularly, being with my boyfriend too much. I still don’t think they’re good enough reasons to do what they did, but these things happen, and to me, it felt like they were trying to come up with excuses to make themselves not feel bad. I’ve lost many friends due to concert tickets, this is just another two, not much else I can say except I’m sure they had an amazing time at the concert and I will see Demi Lovato sometime in the future.

Okay, I totally went on about that a bit more than I had planned, as for other things going on in my life… Work is going well, I work at a recruitment software business called MyPeopleBiz as Social Media Manager, they also put me on a Udemy course which is going alright. My long-distance relationship is going amazingly, but we miss each other so very much when we have to wait weeks to see each other – this weekend would be three weeks since we last spent time together; we’re off to Reading as it is the mid-way point, not only that but the fact that hotels and train costs work out cheapest. This guy is the best thing in my life and I’ve never been happier.

As for my work on CelebMix, I managed to interview Eurovision Song Contest 2018 winner, Netta! That was totally a highlight, now that’s two winners I’ve interviewed – since I interviewed Måns Zelmerlöw, previously. I just love writing on CelebMix, hence why I’ve been dormant on Fuzzable.

I have my dreams and my passions and I am determined to get what I want out of life. I’ve already got some incredible events coming up, such as seeing Britney Spears twice in a month – a childhood dream since I was five. I just know that good things come to those who wait, and to those who never give up, and those who focus on what they want out of life. That’s me and the fact that the man of my dreams came into my life and became my boyfriend just shows that you should never settle for anything less than your hopes and ambitions.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

26-year-old writer, blogger, author and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, The Coffee House, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, and CelebMix. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni

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