Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in London (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 92, Saturday 19th March until Friday 25h March 2016.
I am trying to make every day count, I am a creative person who has ideas all the time, my problem is that I either don’t put things in to action, or I start something and just don’t finish them.
I am at a time in life when I have to make the most of things. I accepted a long time ago I will never be really good at any one thing, but I would like to be reasonably good at a number of simple things.
My ideal job would be an Astronaut, which of course is never going to happen, but I can dream on. If I were to be asked what would I really like to do it would be to write. When I cleared out my flat a couple of years ago I came across note pad after note pad filled with badly written scribbled stories and ideas, I kept them all even though none of them will ever be used. I have a children’s story I wrote in 2014, I painted the pictures in 2015 and now it’s time to get it published. I want to make my mum proud. When I was in Tofo I was told about a publisher in Brighton looking for children’s stories, I have sent an e-mail off fingers crossed.
This week I have managed to get a job, from 4th April I will be working in the office in Croydon I worked in last year. I have to remember the reason why I am subjecting myself to this torture. This is so that I can return to Tofo in a few months. If I have a moment (which I will at some point) I will fondle the necklace made me out of Coconut shell to help me to remember Tofo, the Indian ocean and the amazing people that I know there.
As I said earlier it’s important to make the most of every day, I sadly know two people who never saw tomorrow. We know and expect that the sun will rise tomorrow, but there is no guarantee that we will actually see be there to see it.
Something I have learned in recent weeks is to tell people how you feel, not to bare grudges and treat people the way you want to be treated.
I have spent a lot of this week helping friends prepare for a funeral next week; it won’t be a sombre affair but a celebration of a wonderful long life. But it has got me thinking that I must not waste any more time.
In other news. Spent time at my sisters and babysat my nephew and niece. Caught up with a friend who sells the Big Issue, chatted about life and her 6 month old baby. Got crapped on by a bird, they say its good luck. MOZ misplaced a set of keys, we looked high and low it became a mystery for a few hours, they were found. Bought Easter eggs for little ones, they got eaten I had to buy more.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have been watching: “Friends”, (Season 1, eps 1 to 8), “Raised by Wolves”, (Season 1, eps 1 to 6) & (Season 2, eps 4), “Antman”, (2015), “Minions Champions”, (2015), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, (2015), “Horizon: The Immortalist”, (2015/16, eps 1), “Horizon: Project Greenglow-The Quest for Gravity”, (2015/16, eps 2)
This week I have mainly been listening to: ”LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”,(18 & 19 & 25/03/2016) “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Mid-Week)”, (23/03/16)”, “LBC Mystery Hour”, 16 & 24/03/2016), “The Queer Life: eps 78”, (18/03/2016), “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO”, (24/03/2016) “Morrissey”, “Oasis”, “The XX”, “Arcade Fire”, “Catfish and the Bottlemen”, “Ash”, “The White Stripes”, “Foo Fighters”, “Arcade Fire”, “The Verve”, “Supergrass”.
Reading: “The Hitchhickers Guide To the Galaxy: Mostly Harmless”, by Douglas Adams, “Knit One, Kill Two”, by Maggie Sefton, “Morrissey List of the Lost”, by Morrissey and “A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire” book 2 “ A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin.