Linda

by - March 22, 2017


I'm not a religious person, I don't believe in some higher purpose. Any time I'm in a church for an actual service, it only serves as a reminder of how much I don't believe in any of it. 

I recently got news of someone's passing, someone I used to work with, she was one of the nicest people I've met - funny, warm and loyal. She made starting a new job easier, because she was so welcoming right off the bat. That's not to say she was the only one, 'most everyone welcomed me, but I spent a lot of time with her over the time I worked there and I considered her a friend. 

Her passing made me think about some decisions I've made this year, the decision to make the most of my free time, to do things I want to do, when I want to do them. Life's too short not to. 

I consider myself an introvert, I like - I enjoy - spending time by myself. There are times where I opt to stay in alone, over spending time with friends and that's not to say I don't enjoy spending time with friends, it's just not something I feel like I need to do, which I know a lot of people do. They need the company. They need to socialise. I don't.

Last year, however, it felt like I worked a lot and didn't do much else. I went to Edinburgh for a few days during the Fringe, but that's about the only thing that stands out, and that was fun. But I want more.

This year is already shaping up to be a more eventful year, not necessarily big events, but some events worth remembering and part of that might be down to the fact that, starting with New Year, I said that I wanted to make a year video again this year. To document the year that most of us turn 30. Consciously or subconsciously, I feel we're doing more to make that video happen. 

I've spent a lot of money in the past couple months, on London, on Copenhagen and on a new computer (or the parts for one). Money that my bank balance would suggest that I can't afford, but I'm making things happen. I'm shaping 2017 (and beyond) into what I want it to be and Linda's passing has only served to re-enforce the belief that it's the right thing to do.

Why put things off? I could be gone tomorrow. 


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