I'm back with another challenge. I need something to prompt my mind and The Domino Project, Ralph Waldo Emerson #Trust30 challenge sounds perfect. It's more in depth than the 50 Day Music Challenge, I know not hard, and it's challenging. I'm looking forward to it and I hope you will join me on this journey.
This challenge began on the 30th May so I'm joining the party late. Unfortunately that means I have to catch up. Two posts today it is then. Sorry again.
The first challenge is inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote - 'We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons'. Gwen Bell poses the challenge - You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live.
Fifteen minutes. FIFTEEN FREAKING MINUTES. Excuse me while I freak out. I need a cigarette, bottle of champagne, notebook and pen.
I have fifteen minutes to live. I need to tell people I love them. I need people to know how I feel about them and how they have impacted my life.
Who? Who has impacted my life most.
My parents of course. I love them for everything they have done, the sacrifices they made to give me the life I have had. I love mum for being there for me whenever I needed her, even when I didn't think I did at the time. I love dad for helping me whenever I asked without hesitation. Live the life YOU want to live, not the one others want you to. Mum, move by yourself and learn to love baths. Dad, do the house up with friends. Enjoy something you love doing.
The mister. The mister has been my rock. He has helped me become the person I am today. In just over three years we have been through more than we could have imagined and we have done it together. Not just together, but a team. We are a team and we work damn well together. I miss you already. Cherish our son and don't work all the time. Be the wonderful father you are, be the father you wish you had. Get a freaking maid, housework isn't necessary when you could use the time to be with munchkin.
Munchkin. My little man. Our saviour. Our wonderful, amazing surprise. I hope he grows up to be just like his daddy. He already is so wonderful, caring and loving. My smart little boy, I hope you have a wonderful childhood, remember all the good and forget the bad. Choose your first car wisely and don't dismiss the ugly car - you can make it pretty.
My friends (I'm sorry to bulk it up but I'm on a time restriction, FIFTEEN MINUTES); Amanda, Paula, Sare, Kelly, Terri, Juliet, Holly, Sholto, Kieran, Nick, Oskar, Tom, and YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, I'm sorry we haven't been so close in the last few years. I wish we were. I miss you and our friendship.
This is my final writing word - I leave everything to the mister to divide upon people as he and they wish. Give as much to charity as possible and cherish photos. I want everyone to wear their favourite outfit to my funeral and I DEMAND pink glitter balloons, coffin, headstone - you name it I want it pink glitter.
Now stop the listing. What am I going to do now I have five minutes to live?
I'm going to finish this bottle of champagne, start the next bottle, smoke as many cigarettes as I can and streak towards Toowong, as far as I can get. NAKED.