A new year is here. To me it is like another day or week, or even moment in my life.
"A year of opportunities."
One of my awesome friends who came and stayed with me in the Blease mansion (aka: tiny unit), told me all about opportunities and how we need to seize the moment and create them. That is what I am doing. It is now the forth day into the new year and I have created an opportunity. I have purchased a cruiser skateboard, a Sector Nine. Some may say after leaving her husband I am having a midlife crisis. But I am too young for that, so I have been told, and really why should buying something fun and outrageous be classed as a midlife crisis?
I am not sure if I understand the whole "midlife crisis." For me I am enjoying my life, taking up something I did when I was in my early 20's and creating opportunities. I am not sure what opportunities will arise from buying my skateboard, but I am sure one day I will find out. Maybe I will discover that the saying, "chicks dig scars," can also be altered in saying, "guys dig scars?"
I have always had an adventurous personality, one that may not think logically, but one that has a whole lot of fun being a little out of the ordinary. I have climbed to the top of the mountains in the snow, never boarding in my life, and boarded to the bottom, and a lot of the way I spent on my bottom. But I made it, to only do it again, and again, and again. I have bought a downhill mountain bike and jumped over many obstacles on some of the awesome tracks in my old home town, Canberra. When moving to Sydney I bought a surfboard and I actually stood up, surfed some waves, and screamed with shear excitement at the top of my lungs. All of these things I did in my 20's, and I had the best time. I have a good scar to show my fun side.
The fun side is what it should be classed as. Why should something out of the ordinary be classed as a moment in life that has some element of craziness; a midlife crisis?
This year is a year of opportunities. You just have to create them, or go with the flow as they happen for you. Either way you look at it, I am seizing the moment and living a little. I am going to cruise the beaches with my little people on their scooters, and me on my Sector. As my mum would say, "go on Hayley grab it by the balls!"
Here is to a year of opportunities!