Imagine a life where everything goes as planned from the day you are born. You wake up and everything you wanted and expected went off without a hitch. Every day. Wonderful right? Perhaps?
Now think about it like this. You wake up every morning, and every aspect of how your day pans out just as you planned and expected. Everything goes as predicted. Wonderful still? Who wants to be predictable?
BORING. And I don’t know about you, but life has a tendency to move away from being boring. If there is something that knows how not to go as planned, it’s LIFE.
So for those of you who read my very first post a few months ago, I was writing from a coffee shop in a tracksuit. Well here I am sitting in a different coffee shop, but wearing jeans this time. So we’ve moved up the ladder a bit. But as some things stay the same, it’s inevitable that other things change. My outlook being slightly refocused (ironically I also went for an eye test this morning, so focus has literally shifted).
LIFE has challenged me a bit more than I had hoped for these last couple of months. And it has persuaded me to re-evaluate my direction. And I’ve done something I’ve thought about for years. And I’ve put it together all by myself. Well with the guidance of Prof Google and Dr Youtube PhD. I’ve created this blogging website. All the way from buying a domain right through to these words being typed. 6 months ago I didn’t know what HTML was. Wait, I still don’t know what HTML is, but at least I know how it works and what it does. I even know how to “change it in the code”. Pretty chuffed with the sound of that. So what you see here now, is a work in progress as I navigate my way from novice level.
So that’s what I always wanted to do. I said earlier, some things change and some things stay the same. So I’ve given you a bit about the change. What is it that remains the same for me? I still want to write? Share my stories. Hoping to have someone read and say “aaah, that’s interesting” or “gosh, that’s messed up and so me”. Something I realised over this last while, is that we aren’t perfect. Nobody is. I’ve made mistakes, but that doesn’t make anyone else a better person than me. Our mistakes make us who we are. We learn from it. And while some might judge you, that is their opinion, it doesn’t stop you from learning. You learn for yourself, not for everyone else. My goal is simple, be better than you were the day before. If you do that every day, then it means you moving forward. At least that’s my take on it. Something that I’ve learnt the hard way is that we have no control over changing the past, and it will haunt you. But we sure can control the present and the future.
I think I’ve digressed from what I intended to write about today. Such is life, unpredictable. My original idea was to promote the launching of my blogger site. The new “Mindful Knowmad”. Please join me on the journey as it expands. I’d like to request that you subscribe in the box on the right if you on a PC or down below if you on your phone, to keep up to date with my journey and I plan to do a few give-aways over the next while. And of course, share it with your friends if you think they’ll enjoy it. Who doesn’t like free stuff? I’ll be doing more of these pieces and I’d like to expand into different categories of things that I love, for now that’s travel and food and beyond. Don’t want to set it in stone, because things might change tomorrow.