|I'm the one with the 1980's bouffant hair. Jim's the cool|
one in the sunglasses. The photo was taken in a basement.
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" (Bob Marley)
"Whether your believe you can or you can't, you'll probably be right." Henry Ford
|Wintery caravan site from the top |
of Arnside Knott
"So, you're moving north. Do you have a house up there then?"
"Oh. Have you sold your house down here?"
"Oh. So what will you be living in?"
"You do know it's January don't you?"
"How long do you plan on living in her?"
"Well we get kicked off the campsite in 3 months."
"So you'll have a house sorted by then?"
Looking back it's no wonder they thought we were slightly mad, but we believed we could do it, so we did it. (Note for R Kelly fans: Not all quotes about beliefs should be taken literally.)
"Life is a Journey, Not a destination." Ralph Waldo Emerson
|There's always time for daisies.|
It's also a useful quote to remember next time you're racing from A to B. I was working in Burnley again this week and mentioned to someone that I preferred to take the pretty way home and stop off for a picnic along the way. They were amazed that I didn't just steam back along the motorway. The whole world is in such a hurry. Take the pretty route sometimes - it gives you more time to think. Although Steve might argue that's a dangerous thing in my case.
"Feel the fear & do it anyway." Susan Jeffers
|My favourite campsite from our |
Great North Adventure
On 16th November I will be leaving my perfectly good job to become completely self employed. Our plan goes something like this: I'll work a few days a month as a freelance Learning & Development Consultant (website here) and I'll also try and make some extra cash from writing. When I'm not doing either of those things me & Steve will be working on some business ideas we have related to photography and the outdoors, giving us a legitimate business need to head off in Delores at every available opportunity and have more adventures. Will it work? Who knows but as Wayne Gretzky said "Statistically speaking, 100% of the shots you don't take, won't go in." So we have to at least try.
Most people write about what they've done after they've done it but I think it's more fun to write about it was we go along. That way I'm less inclined to edit out the lows and give a false impression of how fabulous life is. I'm sure it won't all be plain sailing, but we'll work something out and get there in the end and if we don't well, we'll end up somewhere else won't we? Either way we plan on having fun. I like to live my life as Bill & Ted suggested: "Be most excellent to each other, and party on." And you can quote me on that.