Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Golden Birthday (A Non-Food Related Post)

I celebrated my Golden Birthday last Sunday. Rather, my golden birthday was last Sunday. I didn't celebrate much at all. However, I did enjoy my weekend, simply hanging with friends. It was a relaxed birthday; nothing like what I had thought it would be a few years ago. For the past week or two as my birthday approached, I did quite a lot of thinking: where I am in life, what I have accomplished or what I have not accomplished, my health, my dreams, my friends and family...
I have thought at least once before about my golden birthday. I thought it would be brilliant; a huge luau with all my acquaintances, elaborate d├ęcor with hula skirts and tiki torches, lots of food and booze, even a pig in the pit maybe! It wasn't like that. I'm out of acquaintances but I've got a tiny group of lovely friends. We watched movies, cooked pasta, baked scones and drank wine. As I type, it sounds a lot more grown up that I even thought. A luau seemed like a nice idea, I still love the idea of luau, but a simple gathering like we had is pretty great as well. My interests while still similar, have been a bit refined as well. I absolutely adore brunch and afternoon tea. Who'd have thought? Sometimes sitting and existing with friends can be far more entertaining than you'd imagine. While all that is part of the good life, I really have put living the way I want to, and wanted to, on a hold. I have not made much of an effort to really do the things I want to do and live in a way I'll always be proud of, whether I depart young or old. While my passion for cuisine if a fairly new discovery, travelling is something I have always loved. It's something baffling to think of how different people can be. Some people are content or happy being exactly where they are for all of their life, and they feel no desire to discover somewhere new. Others want to see the world, or at least as much of it as they can. I'm one of the others. Even before I was 10 years old, I remember telling my teacher that I wanted to be a flight attendant so I could travel the world. I no longer want to be a flight attendant. I'm sure they spend the majority of their time looking at the inside of a plane.
I had a lot more to say but after taking a little break, I realized I was babbling a lot. The point of it all is that I have neglected to do a lot of things that I think could(would) make my life more fulfilling and rewarding. My feelings of demotivation have not been a secret, I'm sure I have mentioned it in a post or two before. But I have yet to do anything about it. Waiting for the right time is not really a good option because there really never is a "right time". We don't know where we will be in our lives tomorrow, or even if we'll be here at all. Why aren't we making the best of it now? It's not too late to start, even though too many times I feel like it is. Having regrets is a waste of time because it really just holds us back from doing something about it! I hope I can remember this way I feel and continue living my life to the fullest, and so should you! (If anyone actually reads this, of course.)

I really like the version that combines the movie "The Bucket List". Brilliant movie, you should watch it.

1 comment:

  1. so very belated B day wishes...
    i m sure lots more, more exciting ones are awaiting you :P
    just passing by...