“Why should we read your blog?”
I’m interesting, that’s why.
Actually I’m very interesting and I’ve had an amazing life. I approach everything with optimism and a positive attitude. I’m always stretching my limits by trying new things, finding new interests and learning new skills. Life is fun, no matter whether it’s a good or a bad day, everyday my life is interesting, and this makes me interesting!
My life has taken me around the world both as a traveller and on business. I’ve met lots of people, done tons of things and love to share. I’ve done 5 star and no star, been through the Panama Canal and flown over Everest. I have met the Dali Lama, Pierre Trudeau and the Love of My Life. I’ve seen Kilamanjeo as the clouds clear the summit, wandered the ruins at Stonehenge and at the Parathon (in Athens), been through the Forbidden City (in Beijing) and to the top of the Eiffel Tower (in Paris). I’ve been to Jim’s Grave, seen Hemingway’s 6-toed cats and swam in the Dead Sea. I should have started a blog a long time ago, but it’s never too late – so here I am!
Why am I doing this?
It’s time for a change.
While I’ve loved my career, it’s time for a change. I’m getting restless! There is so much I want to do. Sure it’s been exciting, I’m involved in high technology leading edge work, I meet new people all the time, and am in a constant state of learning. But sometimes exciting wanes: it looses its appeal. I want change. I’ve had my career long enough and want to get on with my life. I’m now downsizing my consulting career and easing into retirement. And it feels great!
I live on Koh Lanta, a small island in southern Thailand most of the year and completely love living in the tropics. It is a complete change from downtown Toronto, both in appearance, culture and temperature! I’m living with a completely different lifestyle and I couldn’t be happier. There is so much to do, so many things to see, and many opportunities to give back. There are, and continue to be, amazing experiences waiting for me each day.
I may be transitioning into retirement but I do it eagerly and with unwavering optimism and excitement. My time is mine now, I don’t have to be anywhere I don’t want to be, I can dress the way I want, speak my mind if I want, and more importantly, I am learning more and more about myself each day, I really like what I’m finding! So what if my hair is frizzy, if I have a tummy, if my legs aren’t perfect. Sure I have a big nose, a high forehead and acne scars – but so what! I’m alive, I’m happy, and I’m looking forward to each and every day!
My blog is dedicated to being positive and taking advantage of all the wonderful things that present themselves as we journey through life.
Maybe reading my blog will help you to stay positive and enjoy your life as I continuously enjoy mine. Life is way too precious to waste by being negative, pessimistic and depressed. We can all easily see the cup half full and look forward to each new day with optimism. Or we can see it half empty and find no meaning only misery.
The choice is easy – be positive and enjoy yourself!
And remember, no matter what happens – It’s all good!