I had a sleepless night.
And I have made 147 changes in my life.
I didn’t make them all last night.
Because I couldn’t sleep I got thinking.
It is true, I totted them up.
I suppose it all started when I stopped smoking.
Over this long long winter, I have made changes in my life, lots of them.
147 in total.
Well, since the end of summer actually.
Some were quite important and some were quite minor; some would seem major to others and were minor and simple to me while others would be straight forward to many and were really major to me.
Like changing my phone, a real big thing to me and took ages to get round to.
Another big one was getting the hang of being brave enough to talk on the phone to strangers – a real biggy that.
From stopping taking sugar in my coffee to planning to move, I’ve made changes.
I’ve joined a society, been honest with myself for the first time truly. I have been honest to others. I have proclaimed. This is who I am and this is how much I want to help others. I have fallen in love (ah, nothing new there then).
I have severed ties with the damaging and draining. I have found time for old friends and rekindled loving connections which I had gradually isolated myself from. I have made new friends, in some exciting new circles and with a vastly wide set of skills and interests.
Learning to be alone and to experience and grow and be content come along in there somewhere too.
There’s been lots of healthy stuff, new items of diet, developing a revolutionary daily health tonic, hitting habits and slowly becoming healthier, even a couple of physical routines.
I have discovered we are fourth dimensional beings, developed distance healing, meditation, even looked at my connection to the global consciousness.
I have, wait for it, engaged a team to work full time to further my political objectives – no really.
I have been to lectures, learnt skills, been on a course, cooperated in cooperative courses, benefitted from informal ad hock training.
I have engaged, artists, composers, learnt to rap, lots of new skills, learnt software, net skills, design, PR skills, – I am an editor.
I have changed my job and my way of working, worked on increasing my income, lowering my outgoings, developed a pension plan.
I am better equipped for travel, for outdoor pursuits, and for personal survival.
Exciting new job opportunities are set in process in, another town, another country and across the world.
There are plans on where to live; with another, in a creative commune, in a historic setting, in another town, in another country and / or closer to loved ones.
I am developing a mobile workstation – Spendlow Studios, and contemplating a nomadic life.
I am recording, filming, drawing, setting up Spendlow TV.
I have developed a new way to tell ghost stories, a new form of storytelling and completely re-envisioned the Viking belief system.
I have co-wrote with children, worked on songwriting, skaldic verse and I have proclaimed a king.
(Quick rethink – no, three new physical exercise routines in total, not including producing more of my own food naturally.)
I have learnt to write blogs which, although true, seem unbelievable and make the reader wish to know more. *Sly smile*.
Cooperative, creative, pro rata profit shares are the fulfilling way forward.
So, have I become that ‘better person’?
It was a long sleepless night.
I also thought of 47 things I need to change.
What are they?
You will have to wait till my next sleepless night to find out.