Hi there, welcome to Virtual Wombat!
I’m Aaron, the person scribbling up this here blog. It started way back in January 2017 as a place to scribble down ideas, share photography and have a bit of fun with some often bizarre posts. I took a big break from the end of 2017 until quite recently and I’ve now decided to pick things up again, but with a renewed focus.
In September 2018 I’ll be heading back to full time education at Sheffield Hallam University. As you can see from that photo however, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I’m over thirty years old and already eight years into a successful career as a telecoms engineer.
So why head back to education now? Physics is the simple answer. I love all the sciences but I’ve always had a special fascination with physics that started way back when I was tiny, watching Star Trek and dreaming about the possibilities of the universe. I’m at a point in life where if I don’t go back to learn about my passion, I could end up regretting it for the rest of eternity. Or at least until I shuffle off this mortal coil.
So here’s the plan; full time university study, work as much as I can to support my family and continue to be a functioning parent and spouse all at the same time. Possibly a big ask. But that’s where this blog comes in. I’m changing gear and intending to share my experiences with you lovely people.
Expect weekly lifestyle updates on what I’m doing and how, interspersed with content ranging from ways to make extra cash as a mature student to products or services I’m finding useful. Plus perhaps, the odd bit of photography and gaming nonsense.
I hope you’ll join me on the journey to see if I can keep all these plates spinning at once. If you hear smashing, just run…