brand new day

I slept heavy last night. I remember stress-induced dreams and when I woke, it was nearly midday. 

Today is the Notting Hill Carnival. I’ve never been before, so in an hour, I’m heading over. I’ve tried to do new things, things that are foreign and even things that frighten me, just to say I’d experienced them. As my 40th birthday approaches, I feel the years slipping away. In truth, I never thought I’d make it this far with some of my craziness. 

Yet, still, here I am. 

I think what I’m trying to say is that I finally get it. It has taken me a long long time to understand that live is not about what you have. It’s about experiences, a stress-free hour and making those you love have as easy a time of it as possible. One must remove stress from other’s lives, not add to it. One needs to take care, enjoy themselves and spend time doing cool stuff. 

So, the shopping sprees are over. From now on, I’m going to do cool stuff. 

If you had a year to do everything you wanted, what would it be? Keep it realistic. You may be able to travel, jump out of a plane, write a book, etc but travelling into space might be a bit less-likely. (am I being too limiting?)

For my part, here’s a short list for the rest of this year:

  • Start writing a book
  • Drive a Ferrari
  • Have a Zombie Attack Training Day
  • Fly a plane
  • Take a helicopter ride over London
  • Take a speed boat on the Thames
  • Have a party with everyone I love
  • See my parents
  • Make new friends
  • Record a track (need the singing lessons first)

That should be enough for the next 4 months. 🙂

What will you do?


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