I am a Chess Prodigy!

I lied. Not quite the prodigy yet 🙂

For the last two evenings I have been teaching myself to play chess.

I like to think I’m a smart girl. I’m starting to get the hang of it.

Or not.

What happens is that I generally start off okay then after about 3 or 4 moves on each side I begin to get a bit confused. I play both sides as if I’m playing someone else but it’s hard to be objective when you know either way you’re going to win.

I play a lot of other 2 player games by myself also. Is this strange? I think it is good practice because you can get into the mind of your competitor – and should that happen to be yourself? Added bonus!


I’m going to have to move house again in a few months. I’ve been looking for places, but haven’t really found anywhere promising yet.

I want to move away from the city that I live in as I don’t feel safe. Towards the end of last year I was followed by someone. It was the scariest thing that has happened to me in a long time – even worse than the guy that tried to grab my holdall when I was running for the train. I think what I find more distressing was that I was walking down the street near on having a full-blown panic attack, hyperventilating and crying hysterically because I was so scared and on that whole journey I made from my work place to the other side of town (roughly about a half an hours walk) only 4 people stopped me to see if I was okay.
You’re probably wondering why I didn’t stop in a shop or somewhere safe – it wasn’t too late in the evening, but it was late enough for shops to have already closed. I had to keep walking until I either found an open store or a well-lit area and I ended up in a Tesco supermarket.
It’s a sad time when people walk past others that are visibly upset and don’t try and help them.

So yes. I am house hunting – again.

I hate the thought that I’ll have to pack up and move into a new place only to unpack again. This apartment was supposed to be more of a longer term solution, but it hasn’t worked out that way.


I think I am procrastinating so I don’t have to finish my chess game. I think I have confused myself more than I realise and may need to start again.

Oh boo!

~ by originalapplejunkie on January 15, 2014.

2 Responses to “I am a Chess Prodigy!”

  1. Oh dear. Good luck with the house hunting – I hope you feel safe soon. And any time you fancy a REAL game of chess let me know. I love to play!

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