The other day (about a week or so ago) I awoke early feeling pretty depressed. It took me a few hours to actually realise *why* I felt so down. Over the last few years, I've been battling to find a decent job (after moving to Scotland!), pay off my accumulated debts and generally get myself on a decent footing - and that was really the sole focus of my attention. Recently I secured what appears to be my ideal job - working for a company in Leamington Spa, managing software developers. The pay is good too - and for the first time in ages, I'm actually starting to pay off some of the money I owe. And this is when the realisation hit me. I have pretty much nothing in my life, except for work and debt - and my 24th is rapidly approaching (less than a month now). I don't really have anything to show for the debt either! I realised I was decidedly lonely. I have friends, and when not working, we go out and (occasionally) get hammered. But this is not what I mean. Last year, and the start of this one, were bad for me and relationships. Mind you, saying that I've never been that good at staying in a relationship for long - I always seem to screw something up along the way. My second to last girlfriend is sticking in my mind though - I can't seem to shake memories of her - even though things ended exceptionally badly with her. To cap it all off, she was the only one in my chequered history that I actually felt truly comfortable with. The question really here is - what should I do? Do I contact her again? Do I bang my head off the brick wall, crack on with more work and drink more (and eventually get the time to go out and get royally hammered) - generally move on? Or what? Advise on a postcard please ...