Until today if you clicked About Me at the top of my page you would have found this post…
Bucket Lists are something I imagined you only think about near the end, like in the movie starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson.
My life currently is nowhere near where I thought it would be at this point.
ALL of my friends are married and parents.. I am not, although, I am in a commited relationship it just feels miles away for me! I’m at a place where I have just as much in common with my friends kids as I do with my friends…
Who doesn’t love Toy Story, though?
My Mum’s favourite phrase is “I just want to see you happy and settled”, I swear I can actually hear ticking from the constant mention of the damn ‘biological clock’ and every wedding I attend I lose count of how many people say ‘You’ll be next!”
I think my biggest problem is not knowing what it is that I want from my life.
Turns out everyone else was on a race to get what they wanted before we all turned 30 and here’s me missing the gunshot still standing at the start line a little lost and confused.
I don’t want my 30’s to feel like walls that are closing in on me.
I want to find out what I really want, live a more fulfilling life therefore making my 30’s more of an extension of my 20’s.. Ok maybe with a little less gin, longer skirts, higher necklines and lower heels… Pfffft, As if!
31 is the new 21., right?!
Perhaps I will start by having a little look at this
Bucket Life List.
Where to start?…
Write a blog?
..I’m not much of a writer but It’s on the List 😉
So here goes…
It’s been 4 years since I wrote the above post on my About Me page, 4 years!
If you are a regular follower you will know that some things in my life have changed since then… I got engaged and more recently married, I started running, I ran a marathon, I’m in the process of buying a house and I’ve learnt SO much about myself in those last 4 years.
Some things, however, have remained the same.. I still have a soft spot for Toy Story, I’m still in denial about being an adult, I still prefer short skirts, drink too much gin and my Mum is STILL mentioning my ‘biological clock’ although thankfully it’s much less now as she slowly gives up hope, I am 35 now afterall. 35… how the hell did that even happen?
I’ve never really known what this blog was, what ‘genre’ it fitted or what I wanted it to become. That Extra Inch was created as something to fill a void in my life as I had a boyfriend (now husband) who had and still has, a huge catalogue of hobbies where I had NONE, unless lounging around in PJs, binge watching Netflix counts as a hobby . I was at a point in life where I felt like I was getting older yet had done nothing very exciting with my life, and so the blog became a place to record any bucket list ticks and fun stuff. My running journey started around the same time as the blog was created and I used it to
document bore you all with my progress from almost throwing up trying to run 1 mile to running 26.2 miles. Gradually it transformed into a personal diary, to note memorable moments like my sisters wedding, my travels, past adventures and several social blunders so that I can read them back and relive the memories as they fade from my mind.
I’ve gotten so much from this blog, so much more than I imagined, from the people I’ve connected with, strangers who supported me on my marathon journey and congratulated me on my engagement and now wedding. The enjoyment I get from the blogs I read and lives I follow is huge.
Sometimes Most of the time, I lack creativity and time which means this little piece of the web gets abandoned but I do still love blogging and the people it has connected me with.
My last post, Fresh Start was just that, I haven’t changed as a person but I definitely feel like I’m beginning a new chapter in life, I feel motivated and I think the blog deserves a spring clean or a new chapter too.
Lets start with this About Me page…