How did Sunday come around so fast! Here I am at the end of another week and on my little balcony having a good think about it all. The week, the month, the year is seriously flying by too fast – and I think it may be because I am making plans. Could this be?
In the past, when life was the perfect storm and me the one with the tiger in the boat, plans were something I was totally incapable of making. Existing was hard enough, breathing something I had to remind myself to do and getting out of bed, my daily gym. Especially when that black dog was sitting right beside it, looking at me early morn and late at night as an ever constant, incarnated witch. But not now. Now its, all about making plans, and in particular wedding plans with my daughter early next year. Nothing like a wedding, and in particular a family wedding to get the creative juices flowing.
Oh, ‘hi’ fox. I have to tell you about fox. Habitual specimen Fox is. Seems as if every time I step out to my ‘office’ – at some point Fox makes his/her appearance. Till I came to London, foxes were mythical creatures that belonged in the English Countryside: to be hunted, or in children’s books. The fox of Beatrix Potter and Farthingwood friends. Remember ‘Fox and the Hound’? Cute little critters. In London, foxes are common place and urban scavengers. Always looking a little mangey and thin. Furtive and wild eyed, but I have come to like Fox, my pet of sorts, and we greet one another every evening.
Back to the planning. So much to do! In the wine lands of wonderful South Africa, but it is the planning that is the motivator of spirit. This is a BIG plan, but the little ones are just as important. We have to make plans, always, to get the juices going, bring the future close or we are simply humdrumming the day away. And that gets tedious. Planning a trip, a lunch date, they matter but I am talking BIG plans – we are just in making them. Even when all seems small, this is the lesson of the day – I feel amazing in the making of BIG plans, for me, for my family, for whatever, I cannot sit any longer with a what to do today, tomorrow, maybe next week? I need to make HUGE plans from now on – it’s plan play time. Frigging tsunami plans to be made.
They always say, think big. Easier said, but not so easy to put into action at times when the ego is wilted and the future seems as empty as the last glass of wine, so let me just say, Fox is motivation. Simply lives to survive – I aim for higher things.
What about you?