For a long time, I had aspirations to be a town councillor. I’ve avoided talking about politics because it never turns out the way I want it to – I’m not particularly adept at debate. I’ve more or less given that idea up. I think the whole experience would probably be too stressful.
I then thought, that although I won’t go down the councillor route, I haven’t lost my interest. So, I thought perhaps I could do an Angry of Tunbridge Wells type of thing. The problem with that is I’m not really angry. Take here in Gosport for example, all of my interactions with them have been positive, plus when I go out for my walks I see the efforts of the workers, the street cleaners, the Gardners, the chaps who look after the hanging baskets actually do a very good job.
Could I be a gossip columnist? No, I don’t think so. I think gossip generally tends to be negative. It’s not often I read positive gossip. That, positive gossip, does exist, but from what I can tell it’s almost corporate speak, contrived positivity. What I did read didn’t feel right, it felt artificial. I’m saying this, because I’m thinking about what I want to do.
Of course there is the locality thing, learning about the history of the area, learn about the natural history. Perhaps I don’t need to gossip. Just thoughts.