"I've learnt some important lessons this week.
- If you don't hold energy, be calm.
- Absorb before you react.
- Whisky and coke is not nice.
- Free ice cream tastes amazing.
- Letting go of people that damage your presence is a good thing.
- You won't always get 100% from everyone.
In truth, I realise they sound like fairly obvious life lessons. But this week, they took me by surprise.
By the middle of the week, I couldn't see past my own bubble.
And that felt lousy.
I was show that often I expect too much and become blind to my own efforts.
Without warning, I became lost in other's success and my own self-perceived inadequacy.
Towards Friday, I over shared my own stories after too much rum and felt a heavy pang of regret the next. I was encased in my own naivety and thus, sought consolidation in too many cups of coffee.
It all became a little tragic.
However now, after much self-criticism, I'm letting this sea of crazy wash by. I'm watching as the tide rolls out.
I'm currently en route to a close friend's new venture. A place he's finally thought highly of. He's doing better now, he's successful in his own right, and will continue to be.
And that, makes me more proud than anything.
I won't be scared of other's success. I'll embrace it.
And hope these successes bring me more free ice cream.
It feels good to write freely again."