I’m coming to the end of my 10 week break in Australia and Singapore – what a great time I’ve had with family and friends.
There will be photos posted in the next few weeks.
Right now I’m in Singapore with my brother Marc. We have such a great time together and the last 4 days have zoomed by. Thanks for all the champagne and great chat bro. Marc has inspired/scared me on a few of the challenges I have set myself for 2008. He tends to see my life dreams a lot bigger than me – and that is both motivating and illuminating.
It’s nearly Chinese New Year in Singapore and the streets are full of colour – particularly the auspicious red. I spent 5 hours wandering China town yesterday and, as always, I was taken by how crowds can move relatively quietly and easily around each other – no pushing or shoving. I love how the elderly just mow their way through everyone – one of the many benefits of a good old age.
I have had a remarkable time with family and friends – full of chat and laughter and a further deepening of our connections.
People ask me how I can take 10 weeks of every few years (all the expense and income unearned and — blah blah) – how can I not.
To me – it’s always about the kind of life you choose to construct/create for yourself.
I choose to live in Ireland and I want to have real contact with people I love – who happen to live on the other side of the world. So – I create the time, space and money to do that.
And before anyone sends me medals for being such a wonderful family and friend connector – I get so much back from this investment of time and money:-
- so many moments of laughter and chat – and serious conversations – with my loved ones
- memories to make me smile
- having family and friends create experiences for me because they love me
- enjoying really looking at different scenery and cityscapes
- spending time with nieces and nephews who really do connect me to the very real child that is in me
- drinking amazing Oz wines and eating so much seafood
- just enjoying each moment
- and – creating a whole fab bunch of challenges for the last year of my 40’s (more about that in another post)
Seeing how much I am loved by all these wonderful people is worth more than money, more than time – it’s pretty fundamental. I feel like my feeling loved account is really full – so that kind of makes me a love billionaire!
And now I’m packing for the long flight back to Ireland. I’ve done the usual creative and focused wishing for 3 empty seats and so far I’ve been very successful at getting them.
Gotta say – I’m as excited about going home as I was to be going to Oz and Singapore.
I’ve already had some lovely emails from friends in Ballinamore, Sligo and Dublin who can’t wait to see me – and I them.
And it continues to excite and humble me that I can have such a huge part in creating my truly wonderful life – and – dear reader, that’s probably one of the most powerful things in the world.
Talk with you real soon. Hope your world and life are treating you with the care, respect and sheer good feeling that you deserve.