I have wanted to do this for a long time….well…half an hour. Seriously, I have. Best intentions, tree-la, tree-la. This time though… a regular diary of the rather odd world that I seem to inhabit. Well, everyone else thinks odd. Me? It’s pure normality.
One thing though. What I will not be doing – and this I find utterly infuriating in other such “blogs” – is to bombard you poor folk with daily outporings of trivia and utter drivel. Gah! One every other week is far and away, enough.
Now the madness that is my life. The problem is, activities. One moment, I am a person coordinating a national schools initiative; the next painting pictures…the next writing…(well OK, trying to string a sentence together), the next guiding….coaching….Lord!
There is a reason. The march and press of time. At sixty with a wickedly fluctuating, unhealthy 2013 behind me, moments count. Every second: every hour . The truth is, that in my teens and twenties life stretched out before me…endlessly. Now? Backward glances almost the entire time: a bit like looking from a speeding train at a blurred world outside.
But I love what I do. Every facet, every annoyance, challenge or new issue. Life’s rich pageant, as my late and lovely Mum used to say. And she was right. I have no time or truck with folk who just sit and wait. Get out there: embrace what the world offers and crack on. Don’t bitch and moan (though sometimes it is therapeutic, I admit) .
That is why, my regime this year is; fitness by throwing myself into the gym (sometimes the only way in my early morning comatose state) and taking things head on, not yielding when I need to be robust and absolutely no vacillation. So there.
I am gazing at more sunsets than dawns, now; so I want to extend that rosy glow as long as I can. My key ambition? To make the England squad. Having now been instated and apparently involved in the up and coming Commonwealth event in the West Country, I am hungry for full status. It matters a jot whether most folk are far younger.
It does mean though, a sterner fitness regime and greater attention to detail.
Until next time …that will do.