I am starting to be the person who says ‘yes’ too often. I barely find myself with a free night, a free weekend, a free day – not so I can sit and relax, but so I can find time to study, learn more about my hobbies, to cook for the week, to clean up my mess, to hang out with my friends without it feeling like it is my obligation.
I feel like my ability to be anywhere within half an hour, living in the city with the fastest method of transport under my ass has lead me to being so flexible that I feel like I can just say ‘yes’ without thinking.
It isn’t a complaint at all, I am saying ‘yes’ because I am genuinely excited for everything that is being offered. Every aspect of my life is bringing me only joy, there is nothing I am trying to fight, or fix or deal with.
I understand that is a rather spectacular position to be in.
I like to say ‘yes’ because –
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is a familiar saying in my family, followed by “You never know who you are going to meet”. Meaning if something sounds crap, do it anyway because you don’t know who you’ll end up chatting to.
It keeps the work flowing since thats how I am getting paid, and able to do as I do. These people I meet are giving me casual work, offering me jobs – I am saying ‘yes’ and I am learning new things everyday.
My idea was always better time management, cutting out the lost half hour here and there, but I am not sure that’ll work – better time management will only lead to more opportunities to say ‘yes’.
My year has actually already been filled actually, which it turns out – is as easy to fill as is my days. Let me go on a whimsical analogy that I feel works here.
We are still in the morning stages of the year – it is the end of February, which is like 7.30am – I should already know what I am doing, I have stretched my legs, had a coffee and should be well and truly awake by this stage of the morning.
And I think I am. I’ve spent this last 2 months of the year working, building on my skill set, I picked up a casual job in a bike shop on at Saturday in the hopes that I expand my knowledge of bicycles and how they exactly work. I have made a new friend in Crust bikes who has encouraged me to keep doing what I do, to try to inspire others to do the same. I have become an Explorer for We Are Explorers, which I am not exactly sure what that means but it seems fun. I am in a new relationship which is cute as, I enrolled in a journalism course to understand better the art of writing and how I can do it more effortlessly. I signed up for a gym to be able to better manage my problem knee which is going very well.
All in all I feel limber for the year ahead.
I am heading overseas again this year and going on tour, I am due in the US in June which is like 12pm in my year as a day analogy (which isn’t a smooth an analogy as I was hoping for)
After the U.S I will hit up Toronto by 1pm, Montreal at 1.30pm, England by 1.45pm, Iceland by 3pm (September) and settle for the late afternoon in England with a possible sleepover into the next year depending on how much fun England is.
Actually none of these were my plans really, I was just saying ‘yes’ – but I am bang up for it.