It's been almost a year since I arrived in Australia. 348 days to be exact and in 17 days I will be making my last trip home from Sydney. This time I don't have a return ticket and I don't know when I'll be back but I know I'm going to miss being here. The people, the weather, the lifestyle… I've been living a truly blessed life for quite a while now.
Last night I was driving down the eastern distributor. It was late, the city lights were glimmering, the radio was playing softly and I switched on the AC as I cruised along at 60km on the 80km freeway… I was day dreaming; remeniscing every minute of my life over the last 12 months and as I often do, I began to think deeply about life, all our lives in fact.
Our time is the most valuable thing we own. It is the one thing we can never buy or buy back and once its gone you can never retrieve it. How we choose to spend our time helps to define who we are and although we can not see time we can see the effects time has. Without time we can not heal, we can not forget or forgive, we can not learn or move forward. However, with time eventually we can accomplish anything and everything we desire.
I have tried to fill the last 525,600 minutes of my time with as much as possible and I have been fortunate to have been able to do that. Since March 17th last year I have flown over 90,000 miles and visited 9 different cities. I've moved house 5 times and have joined and re-joined 4 different gyms. My career has gone from strength to strength and I have taken on new projects with bigger paychecks. I've accomplished my goals for now and I've lived my adventure. In one year I've had my heart broken, my ribs fractured and I almost burnt a whole through my easophagus (that was quite painful). I've made many new friends, some that I will keep forever and some that I know I will never see again. I've met legends and lunatics, criminals and saints, lovers and leavers. Relationships were formed and have faded... and I have certainly made love more times than I have found it.
But i've always got something to look forward to and I look forward to them because I get to share it with you. Wealth and happiness exists to be shared and because it is shared. Somehow I think it all makes a difference. You know that if I can do it then you can too. I'm not different I just make my own path. I believe there is nothing I can not do and I know I can conquer anything I put my mind to… if I can do it so can you.
On St. Patricks day my timer resets to 0. After only a few days I'll be going to Madrid, then back to Ireland where ill be doing some work in Galway, Cork & Dublin. In April I'm heading overseas again this time to central America and then back to Spain. In July ill be in Holland and Canada. I could tell you why but I won't because its a surprise :-)
But who cares what I do with my time? Maybe no one… but that doesn't matter. It's time well spent.
And now, a little something for you :-)