I have been loving every minute publishing all these articles and writings on this website, http://www.leatherpotato.com over the past 1 year or so.
Last year (2021), I had a goal to write 100 articles in total. Well over 60 of them featured on http://www.leatherpotato.com. The balance of the 100 articles were written for private companies / organisations and others. I did it. I did the 100 articles.
The Goal: I did what I had set out to do.
The prize: From the feedback I received from many of the readers, they could relate to the writings in their own personal way, their lives, the lives of their families. Many said it helped them take time off their busy, sometimes stressful schedules, just to have a breather and have a light moment or two.
The reward: I achieved and am still achieving: Helping people live in the present, while remembering the past and perhaps, just perhaps; take a break, even if it is a minute or two; from chasing after the future.
Having just arrived home from a KFC dinner with Jeannie; I suddenly felt the tiredness sort of bearing its weight on me. Suddenly, I have pain in the lower right side of my back and I feel tired.
Earlier this afternoon; I visited Mr Yap, my optician friend at his Optik Peakvision IPC store for an eye exam. My eyes are “A-OK” but the lenses on my glasses were worn out. So, I have ordered a new pair which will be ready for collection in about 5 working days.
Some of you may say about me, “He’s 64, time to slow things down, not just a great deal; but a whole lot”.
I have so much more I want to do. My goals, dreams, visions span over the next 50 years or more. I do not subscribe to the idea that the mandatory retirement age is 60. I have so much more to do. I know I have said that before, but it is a fact. And, I am loving every minute of it.
But I know when to take a break. This is one of those times. B..b..b..u..u..u..t.t.t, it does not look like I am on break right now. I am writing this.
I thank you all, for your incredible, immense support for http://www.leatherpotato.com. Your support encourages people to come forward to share their experiences with me and others, to tell their own story.
Think of it: every new moment in life is one that we have yet to experience life with. No one else can live that each new moment we have, that which is unique to us, for us. We have to live that on our own. Isn’t that incredible? So, it is up to us to decide how we are going to live that each new moment we have. We have to make the best of it. Each moment that goes by comes with a “non-returnable” condition. Therefore, it is the most precious commodity that we have.
So, it’s the weekend. I am going on a short break! My idea of a break is “just easing off the gas pedal a bit”, while still working. Will be back, all out in a day or two.
Have a great weekend! Salute!