As I write this, the so-called British Summer Time is non-existent as raindrops patter against my window. So instead of focussing on the negative, I’ve decided it would be good for both you and me to look to the future; specifically up to 2029 when I should have accomplished these ambitions. You’ve seen the title, you know what you’re in for.
Number 1 on my list is:
To be able to look after my Godson for a night, call it a sleepover if you will. To anyone else, this sounds a fairly simple thing to achieve. But alas you’re reading a post on an arthritis blog, meaning everything isn’t so simple. I need extra energy, for my other illnesses to hold off for a night and to deal with the responsibility of not ‘breaking’ someone else’s child. (looking at you mum). If I could do that, it would be a massive achievement.
Being of my age, finding a “soul mate” before 30 is one big task, I’m sure of lot of you reading will understand the trials and tribulations of finding love as a young adult. The loss of speech, the awkward approach and the look from across the room through the mass of people. But all of that is for nothing if the person doesn’t accept me for me. The Charlie with arthritis, with epilepsy, with autism…… I just need someone who loves me for me.
I’ve never been one to go on a foreign holiday when I could go to Centre Parcs here in the UK, yet the pull of Australia has made my mouth water. Well that and watching ‘Neighbours’! 🙂
The outdoor mini football pitches, the clear blue skies and the great, natural beauty of the outback. And the fact of some family members living over there is also a big pull for a holiday abroad. To see some kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat would be a priceless experience. It would be an incredible experience.
From a very young age I got hooked on watching rallying on the TV. It became my religion as I watched and fascinated over it for many years, especially the driver Colin McRae, his Ford Focus, and his “if in doubt, flat out” attitude towards the sport. I also loved (and still do) the original and new Colin McRae Rally games, so I was heartbroken when he passed away what will be a decade ago this September. Since then, the sport has been a pale reflection of itself. That’s why I’d love to be a passenger in a rally car; to get the raw white knuckle experience of the sport, to get that feeling that a videogame can’t fully translate. I’d absolutely be thrilled to get the chance.
Getting a writing job that would suit my needs in the real world would be a huge goal for me to score before I’m 30. I’d love to just have a part-time writing job if it meant I was in work and writing; preferably about games, music or films. And with the support of voice typing should my arthritis flare up, I’d always be able to meet deadlines and get a positive experience at the same time.
And that’s all dear reader, I hope I’ve entertained you with my ambitions.
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