It’s nearly the end of my mad month of concerts and musical performances, and I’m finding myself a little sad to be saying goodbye to my outlets, even though it’ll be but for a short time… However, this now gives me the opportunity to throw myself 100% into my projects that I decided a few days back.This excites me no end, and I really can’t wait to get a good start on both projects. I’ve also signed up to another project with a good friend of mine who is a jeweller. She is creating wonderful steampunk jewellery, so we’re going to have a fantasy steampunk site where the jewellery created is an inspiration to steampunk adventures. Complete escapism in a worthwhile cause. I mean if you’re going to do something you might as well have fun doing it!

So. I have written a list of items I need. Manuscript paper, a small notebook, pencils and biros. Not much really, but then, who needs a lot? The ideas and colours and sounds are all in my head, I just need somewhere to note them down until they are ready to form into a cohesive medium. I do have ideas already, which will christen my books, so I’m going to go out and get all I need tonight. I haven’t been this excited in ages. I’m not even finding it daunting – I have all the time in the world! In fact that is mine and my better half’s song, Louis Armstrong – We have all the time in the world. It works for us on so many levels, always reminding us that whatever happens we love each other, and generally how we should look at life. What’s the hurry? Fair enough life IS short – but on the flip side, if we run around rushing everything in life when do we actually stop to observe and enjoy it? One moment of true enjoyment is worth an entire lifetime of rushed opportunities that speed by without time to even take in what you could be experiencing.

As always it’s balance. Achieving that golden balance between work, life and worthwhile activities. You have to be true to yourself, true to how you feel – grab any opportunity if you have the urge, don’t lament your losses if you can’t fit in another commitment, you can only do so much in a single day. But the true key to everything is enjoyment. Make sure that if you possibly can, enjoy whatever you do – smile through hardship, and live for the here and now. Look forward to tomorrow, it’s another chance for an opportunity to be happy.