What I learnt this week: Thanks for your opinion but…

I’ll start back to front this week.  Due to the fact the weekend was one of the best of my life!  (Please note still a little behind on the blogalog)!

Drinks for Indu’s Birthday at Gordon’s (the oldest wine bar in London)- tasted a  very nice pinot noir, amusingly named- ‘Fat Bastard’.   That was a fun drink to order!  Met Indu’s circle of lovely friends.

In particular I had a great chat with Mike, who’s one of Indu’s writing/producing buddies I’ve met via email (ah the strange world we live in).    It was nice to put a face to a name.  He’s very inspirational and motivational.  Mike made me set a goal for the first draft of my feature script.  I sent him a work plan for the next 2 months, now I gotta sick to it!

Saturday I wrote (already sticking to the plan).

That night I went to the Katy Perry concert with Nadelle and Diana.  I have no words other than AMAZING!  I already loved Katy Perry but seeing her perform with all her heart and soul made me love her all the more.  Everyone in the audience was dancing- kids, teenagers, us, even the 50 plus guy beside me!  You couldn’t not be happy!

Sunday morning I wrote again.

That afternoon I met Nadelle, Jess, Diana, Cass and Heather for the ‘Colour Run. ‘ On the drive there we got pumped to Hanson’s all time classic ‘mmmbop.’  Ah, those were the days, back when pop was good!

colour 1

The 5k charity run was so FUN, every kilometre you got splattered with a different colour paint.  The end of the race was awesome too- a colourfully fun party, minus alcohol.  Everyone danced and laughed.  Which made me realise you don’t need to drink to get the same feeling of being connected and alive!

colour 2

Went home and slept, BIG weekend!

There’s not much to report for the week, so I’ll break it down quickly:

  • Work, exercise, writers group (new member Calum)
  • Had a lovely catch up with Libby mid week, relaxed and gorged on chicken wings, chips and a bottle of Rioja.  Dinner of champions!
  • Lunch date with Miss Jess Ward, who’s fresh of the boat!  Very exciting 🙂

What I learnt this week came from when I was getting ready for Katy Perry.  I did get quite dressed up.  And I had this moment where I thought that maybe I was going OTT.  I wondered what people would think of me.  Then I realised that was the whole point, I was going to a Katy Perry concert! One of my idols that ‘s all about expressing yourself and not being afraid to be who you want to be!


So with this realisation I strode out the door excited as hell.  I had the time of my life.  Although I didn’t enjoy standing in heels for over 6 hours but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

I’m not going to lie, thinking about what other people are thinking has been something that has very much plagued me, still does.  But I guess it happens to us all.  What’s worse I think we think about things to such an extreme that we let what others think of our decisions hold us back from opportunities.   Now that’s a lot of thinking.

A perfect example of this- I read an article in Glamour Mag recently which talks about a girl who was desperate to be an actress but had severe stage fright.  She worked towards her dream, only to be rejected from all the schools she applied for.  Then she realised she was relieved.  It gave her the opportunity to pursue writing.  Acting was what she thought she wanted but it wasn’t.

However she was so scared to give up as she believed people would think that she was a failure.  But she realised it would be totally ridiculous to continue on a path she wasn’t happy with just because she didn’t want people to think she was quitting.  The so called ‘giving up’ was the best thing she ever did.  

Why do we care so much what other people think of us?  As long as we’re not hurting anybody else, why should anyone else care?   We should feel free to just be.  If you’re happy with who you are, that’s all that matters.  I will try to be less concerned about what others think if me.   So if you don’t like this blog post too bad…

There I’m starting already 😉

Funniest moment:

  • Watching Katy Perry scull a beer on stage- priceless!

What I did that scared me:

  • The Colour Run.  Wasn’t sure what to expect (and I hate crowd. There were 6000 people there, but it run swimmingly…


  • Watching my idol perform.  I thought I would explode with joy!
  • Colour run
  • New friends


  • The weekend ending
  • More grey skies in Londonville
  • Thursday (it was just one of those days)

What I learnt:

  • Try not to be concerned with what others think of you.  It’s your life to live.

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