After a very long writing hiatus while I focussed on illustrating a children’s book, travel and health issues, I’m back once more.
Right up until my 50s, I LOVED writing. Passionate about it. Wrote every day. On every trip we took, I’d write screeds and post dozens of photographs. I fully expected to keep doing this until I was very old.
But something seems to happen as you age – a lot of what you were passionate about when you were younger dissipates. Your motivations and enthusiasms change. Your mojo motors off to some other place. Well, at least that’s what I found.
So this is my last gasp at getting this blog up and rolling on a regular basis. I’ve been on some spectacular trips over the past decade and none of them are in here. So let’s see if I can change that.
This year I’m on a big health kick – making sure I get plenty of sleep, getting my menopausal issues under control, and working on energy and being kind to myself and others. I have a lot of other goals to kick too.
This is also a warning to those of you who think “oh I’ll wait until I’m retired before I … write the book / travel the world / spend time with my parents / run a marathon ….”
Life doesn’t always work that way.
Aside from changes to your motivation, we have many friends in their early 60s (and younger) who are experiencing severe illness or physical issues. It’s stopping them from planning ahead, travelling with any degree of adventure, or doing those fun things you think you’re going to do in retirement. Don’t wait people … PLAN and then DO IT NOW!
And that’s all I have to say for the time being 🙂
p.s. For anyone interested, the drawing above is part of an illustration I did late last year. Will post more in due course.