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We’ve entered the second last month of 2020 and it’s a poignant one for me. I’m close to finishing my 29th lap around the sun and commencing on the next. 2020 has definitely been a strange year however I don’t want to dwell on all the things that should have happened or that I couldn’t do. At the end of the day I’m lucky to still be here, surrounded by family and friends and that’s the most important thing as I approach the big three zero.
I still feel 21 in my head and when I’m trying to work out dates I somehow continue to believe 10 years ago is the year 2000 rather than 2010. I’m constantly surprised when I enter my date of birth and have to scroll alllllllll the way back to 1990. I can’t quite believe my tiny little precious nieces are now 4. They are full of attitude and sass and it’s amazes me how strong and resilient they are when they seemed so delicate and fragile not so long ago.
It’s crazy how quickly time passes as we get older. If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that life is terribly short. It’s so important not to waste time although I appreciate it might feel as though life is on hold at the moment. This phase will pass, we must keep positive and get through it. Use this down time where life is less frantic to plan the things you want to do when we are able to press play again. Do the things you want to do, apply for that job you dream of doing, start learning something new, take up a hobby, visit as many places as you can while you can, go and see your favourite artist in concert. Whatever it is that you’ve been putting off or resisting the temptation to do, just do it. Make it happen or formulate a plan of how you’ll work towards it.
I’ve got a long list of things I want to do, places I want to travel, restaurants I can’t wait to visit and things I want to experience. A lot of my previous aspirations involved overseas travel however I’m more inclined to make memories closer to home going forward. I’m keen to spend more time exploring my own country and discovering hidden gems that are not far from my doorstep.