I’ve written off 2017, due to……….everything, I guess!
After my mother’s passing, I went into a bit of a decline, I started an intimate relationship with chocolate & stopped going to the gym, hardly slept, watched a lot of junk telly, so……I can’t wait to say “Goodbye 2017”.
In the meantime, I just wanted to say to you all “I apologize for my lack of commitment, & I thank you from the bottom-of-my-heart for all those who hung in there with me.
See you in 2018.
Enjoy the holidays!
After numerous months away……I’m back!
Not that I’ve been away – well, except for a short UK holiday – I just lost control of my life for a while. But, you’ll be pleased to hear; I’m starting to regain ownership.
Because, of other commitments, over the next few weeks my posts will primarily be pictorial, but; at least, I’m here! And, can I just say…….I’ve missed you all.
During my trip back to Ol’ Blighty, I went to one of my favourite places on earth; Whipsnade Zoo. There’s so much to see, and as you’ll note from the following images the animals well cared for, with plenty of room to roam.
Four weeks ago, I started a new daytime job, and whilst the people are very nice, and the salary always comes in handy, it’s not the position I applied for or the hours I wanted, yet – I accepted their offer when it was made, and for the moment, I’m remaining in the role, because……
Perhaps, it has something to teach me.
Although, within a week of commencing the position; I tore 3 ligaments in my left foot, an injury which is still hampering my life. This includes; no gym, and as it’s a sit-down role, I’m becoming stir crazy. Aaaaagghhhh!!
Not, a full 2 weeks later, I contracted a horrendous cold, which I’m still suffering from, and unfortunately, my contracted hours do not allow for much else in my life, and I’ve temporarily given up many things I enjoy.
Not forgetting, the intensive training, which the role requires, ensuring I’m too tired when I get home, to even want; to pick up my laptop…..as you can imagine; my emails are taking on a life of their own.
(It also has, too many rules & regulations to suit me – I feel like I’ve lost my freedom).
As time’s been passing, I’ve come to the conclusion, that; I’m doing what’s expected, or; what’s considered socially acceptable, because it’s the right thing to do. And, in the process; my life is passing me by, whilst; I’m settling for something I don’t want.
Perhaps, this was the lesson, I needed to learn – My life, is exactly that; “My Life” and I shouldn’t; Settle!
So…….I’ve set my inner-self a time limit, and made a vow, and you’re all welcome to hold me to it.
By the end of September or, preferably; June; I will have moved on from this position, and not only found something better, but it’ll also be more fitting for accomplishing my own life’s dream, and I’m hoping that those of you in similar situations, will do the same.
Find Your Dream, and Live It!
(PS: I haven’t forgotten you. And, thank you to those, who haven’t forgotten me either).
Success Comes In Many Forms.
From the child taking its first step,
To an elderly person still agile,
Success welcomes us all.
Neither age nor gender nor race
can impede our chance to succeed
in reaching our dream,
or our chosen goal.
Success is not; the biggest house,
the fastest car, or
the nameplate on your door,
but it is a compassionate heart,
a smiling face,
and challenges overcome,
Success is not; money in the bank,
stamps on your passport, or
fancy gym memberships
But it is; a helping hand,
a forgiving nature
and a welcoming home.
Success is not; a famous face,
a fancy title or
the latest cellular phone,
But it is; the will to try again,
when all others; would’ve given up.
Success is not;
the belief that everything,
is one’s due reward
But it is; faith,
Commitment and persistence,
Together with an inner trust,
that all will be well.
So if you’re ready to walk away from your dream,
after one too many setbacks, remember….
Failure is only temporary.
Success is eternal and has no firm definition.
This gallery contains 16 photos.
Originally posted on La Audacia de Aquiles:
“The Pleiades” by Elihu Vedder (1885). ______________________________________________________________________________________ The Pleiades were seven sisters: Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope. Their parents were Atlas, a Titan who held up the sky, and the…