23 October 2015

Friday figments and photos: Milestones and retrospect

As I have a milestone birthday approaching next year, I was asked the other day if I was beginning to stress about coming up to that milestone (and no, I'm not revealing which one). I thought about it for a second, and then replied 'no, I think that life is to be treasured and lived to the full - we can either spend our lives enjoying every moment, or wishing that we were - and I never want to live with regrets'.

Liberty London Adventures of a London Kiwi

I know, I know, I sounded like those cheezball memes that everyone loves to hate (and make into their own secret Pinterest boards for rainy pick me ups) but I truly want to live life to the full. My friends laugh at me for my shenanigans, and say they wish they had my energy, whilst I admire their contentment (and ability to sit still for more than 15 seconds).

Wine and chocolate matching Adventures of a London Kiwi

There are things that I want to improve in my life - who doesn't - but at the same time it's good to have a reminder to just stop for 10 minutes, watch the sunrise over a good coffee and just 'be'. We are such a lucky generation - we have the tools to create much the life that we want to live with a little elbow grease, a little bit of luck and a heck of lot of determination. Many of our parents didn't have the same ability to pick up a cheap flight and disappear over to the continent for a long weekend. Our Grandparents weren't able to move to the other side of the world and be able to have video conversations over a cup of tea and keep family relationships strong. 

Liberty London Adventures of a London Kiwi

Liberty London Adventures of a London Kiwi

I don't share many of my blue days here, because I want to have my own little nook to just celebrate and enthuse. I probably need to become more cynical, stop overthinking everything and wear a little more make up (to stop looking like such a hill billy.)

Dessert platter of the gods Meat and Co Adventures of a London Kiwi
But d'you know what, I'm not going to. Life is for living, brunch is for enjoying and the world is truly our oyster. We are only restricted by the dreams that we can conjure and the karma that we garner.

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