... beauty of the unknown, together with a kaleidoscope of real life stories and other bits and pieces that will encourage you to follow your intuition, to look with your heart, to listen to your body, to dream and to cherish every moment of your life.
It is never too late or too early to enrich your life with more joy, laughter and better health!
Welcome to the world of corners ... On the 5th day of every month you will come across a new corner and a new story around ... To make this journey a bit more challenging an extra corner will be occasionally thrown in as a surprise. Any footprints from your travelling experience left in the comment box will be always appreciated. If you find my corners enjoyable, please share them with your friends.
seeing your New Year's resolutions lasting on average a 100m run?
your answer is “yes”, follow this story ...
was 1993 and the roller blade craze was at its peak bringing back
roller skating memories from my younger years.
spring I would watch my friends taking off with ease and expanding
their skills, just like a tree, by adding more branches year after
for me, I was like a bulb starting right from the beginning every
with the arrival of my 30th birthday I decided to have
some fun and challenge my Sisyphus (Greek mythology) roller skating
destiny by choosing a different type of stone.
a brave face I ventured to “toys r us” to fulfil my secret
scanning a large selection of roller blades I was approached by a
young sales assistant wanting to know if she could be of any help.
providing me with some valuable information she asked ...
are you buying it for?”
no, how am I going to get out of this one?! ... and the only way out
was to tell her the truth.
too long I had blades on my feet, helmet on my head together with the rest of the padding that she very much insisted on.
would never risk roller blading without any protection.” ... were
if a 19 year old tells you this I thought ... I better listen.
hour later I was ready to challenge myself in the park at the end of
probably looked ridiculous on my first attempt, but at least I did
a few sessions I started to feel a bit more comfortable and decided
to test my abilities beyond the flat pathway within the park.
self imposed challenge was to return home on roller blades which
meant crossing a three cars wide road and negotiating an uneven
a successful street crossing I began my downward ride along the
pathway and to my surprise a barely visible slope accelerated my
rolling above the speed level or so it felt to me.
knowing how to slow down or stop I started to panic. Then seconds
later I spotted my saviour ... a large concrete ball decorating a
see if you can picture this ...
like a racing car I get ready to grab the ball.
grab the ball and ... (and what?!) ... I become mortified as I feel
the ball sliding off the post. Oh no!, a heavy concrete ball is
coming with me for a ride.
they say ... “Do not judge a book by its cover.”
prevent a greater disaster I immediately take hold of the post below
successfully ending my unexpected nightmare. Phew!
not to see anyone around I carefully reposition the ball and quickly
end ... ?!
the roller blading may have ended, but the New Year's resolution born
out of this adventure has not stopped rolling and it doesn't look
like it will.
the past 20 years, I have been exposing myself to new experiences
with a preference given to those taking me out of my comfort zones
and ... I am no longer a bulb variety! Well, at least in one sense
every passing year I am getting more and more comfortable with
may think what you want, but to me this is a progress.
New Year's resolution ...
quick, grab it and let it roll with you for the rest of your life!
what's on tomorrow?
upcoming 50th birthday challenge!!! A one hour flying lesson on
stay at home as there are no concrete balls in the sky to stop me!