Thursday, 3 May 2018

| journal | 2018 | 05 | 03 | 'gwinning |

I'm going to do it.
I'm going to go and see the penguins in South Africa. 

I have some questions to ask them. 

I'd quite like to shake their hands, but I'm happy just being near them. I know they're there. 

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Bear with.

This is a touch tenuous.

But recently I watched Eddie the Eagle. Aside from being entirely, utterly inspired again (similar to when I watched Cool Runnings and was obsessed) I just want to go out there and do stuff.

I keep thinking - if I die tomorrow, would I have much to show for it?

No.

And time is going to pass whether you like it or not. It's not unlimited. It's got an end. We all die at some point. 

One of the wisest people I know once told me that in the most stressful of times, we must all go get an icecream.

She was so adament. 

And it was January. 

She passed away 8th Feb 2015.

But not before she had been down a run in a bobsleigh. Twice. 

Make time for icecream. 

Always. 

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My adventures are limited to the confines of time and space. But what if.

What if I 'take jumping very seriously. Nearly as much as proving people wrong?'.

What if I just go for it. 

I was never made to take the route everyone else has. But I'll find my way to a destination you couldn't have even imagined. 

I spent most of my time in a boat not in the boat but swimming (the unconventional way to paddle). 

I spent half my life fighting against the various illnesses that are trying to stop me. Currently I'm trudging very hard uphill against any number of things. I will get there eventually. 

I spent the entirety of an ultra marathon ignoring the fact that my foot had so much tape round it I couldn't feel my toes. 

I love being outside, but that's probably the most dangerous place for me.