It’s really late, can’t sleep so have been getting some oats – porridge oats, that is!! Such an interesting day, it’s no wonder I’m awake. In fact, life generally seems pretty hectic at the mo; finding new friends round every corner, including my neighbour whom I might be able to help out on the work front. Not only that, but his wife’s company may want a speaker, which, as many of you know if you’ve been following my blog, is something I’m very keen to be.
And all because I knocked on their door! Just felt the urge, somehow, so went round armed with some delicious cakes. Those passion fruit vanilla slices certainly open doors! HaHaHa! Sometimes, I actually listen to what my head tells me to do. You know those thoughts that may come into your head? But then you think “Nah, can’t be arsed” or, “It’s too late” or “They won’t want to know” or “I’ll do it tomorrow” and then the impulse disappears. Well, lately, l lately I’ve been acting on them straightaway, and they keep surprising me!
Is there a higher power? Our brain is awesome – spooky how it works, ey!
Yer, I’ve made some really nice friends since my break up. Funny how you branch out more when you’re single. I’ve known my neighbours for 9 months but had never had a beer with them. So glad we’ve finally broken the ice – and nice to know that opportunity knocks if you take the initiative!
And I’ve just had my first guitar lesson!!! Yes, you heard it right – GUITAR!! After my stroke, I’d given my guitar to my sister thinking I’d never play it again!! She gave it back yesterday – psychologically, a really, really big moment for me! AND I’ve got someone to teach me – a girl I met on Christmas Day who, as it turns out, is (or was) my mate’s carer! She offered to teach me and I said “Really?” thinking she’s pissed, that’s why! But no- she texts me the very next day and it was all arranged – my first lesson in the local park, sitting by the lake in beautiful sunshine! Cheers, Beau!! Excited more so because I can actually PLAY! What I mean is, I could play okay before but took it for granted, see. Now, my fingers ain’t great, but the hand that’s good can do the cords n strum, while the other hand is still improving! I just never dreamed I would ever play the guitar again!!! So, next to running, my goal for 2015 is to play one song! A small thing to ask, but I’m in love with the idea!
Look out James Blunt – I’ve a lot to sing about. But don’t worry too much – you’ll be retired by then, mate! HaHaHa! And, if you’re still quaking in your boots, you obviously haven’t heard my voice yet: Darth Vader with a throat infection!
I’m only telling my followers this ‘cos I think it’s important to keep hold of your dreams. I didn’t BELIEVE it, but sometimes time surprises you – more so if you push for it! Your dreams might be small to everyone else, but for you they’re MASSIVE, so don’t ever let them go! I nearly did, but am starting to win them back.
Play you a song one day!!
(Oh and I know you’re following Emilythoko – thanks for that.
Can you let me read your blogs?)