Monday, 3 April 2017

300 Words a Day - #2 - Step Forward

I set off walking to the cinema. My wife was already there. She went straight after finishing work and got the tickets. It was a national holiday here in Taiwan, so all the cinemas were pretty much full up. Going to watch a movie on your day off proves to be a popular activity.

I was walking along the long bridge, towards the cinema. My backpack on and my earphones in.

The sky was clear and sprinkled with stars. The moon was out, too. Waning or waxing… I never can tell.

Straight ahead, in the distance, was Taipei 101. It looked to be at the end of the bridge, there to greet me when I arrived.

Scanning the urban landscape around me and looking at the city reflecting in the water below, I got a little nostalgic. I began to think about my life and all I had done and how everything had led to this moment, walking in Taipei to meet my Taiwanese wife.

What was I doing ten years ago? 

What was life like for me back then? 

How was I responding to it?

I was 23. 

Was I happy? 

I don’t think so.

I had just made what felt like back then to be the biggest decision of my life so far. 

I had quit making music after 10 years. 

I cried myself to sleep that night. 

It was tough.

I had strived for 10 years and then realized I wasn’t being myself.

I was trying to be someone I wasn’t.

So I trusted my gut and quit.

It was the right decision.

Is there a wrong decision? Can we make a wrong move?

Throw it all in the mix and it’s going to come out somehow.

And no doubt we’ll be wiser for it.

Be brave.



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