Carpe Diem – Today’s the day!

(Or at least it was the day, when I started writing this sometime last year! Sure, I could just not have told you that. But that would be lying wouldn’t it? Plus I no longer smoke, which I told you last time round. And since we’re basing our relationship on wholehearted honesty… it was easier to write this than go down and re-edit the blog!)

(Feel free to comment below, your opinions are always great to read!)


Good Morning World! You hear that sound? That’s the sound of your alarm going off, repeatedly. Wailing into your ear socket as you fumble around in search of the snooze button; and right on cue you hear that little voice in the back of your head. “Another five minutes will be grand.” And you roll back over, pulling the covers over your head as you fall into a sleep so comfortable it’s hard to believe. Now, normally I would agree with that little voice, heck I’d even go so far as to endorse it! But not today! Why not? Just not!

I sit here with my trusty friend that takes the shape of my morning coffee, its steam amalgamating with the smoke from my cigarette. “Oh no, he smokes! How dare he!” Yes yes how dare I? But today’s not a day for our petty indifferences. No sir! Today is the day to seize the world, take that ball of a thing you call your life out of the rubbish bin it’s been slowly rotting away in, and actually do something with it!

For today is the day for ignoring that little voice in the back of your head. What happened to all those dreams you’re saving for a rainy day, because “You’re too busy” or “It’s simply not the right time?” How about that novel you keep shelving? Or that business idea you keep putting off? It’s up to you how you phrase the excuse, but just remember, that’s exactly what it is. An excuse. I mean it might sound a bit hypocritical if you’ve read my last blog. You might be thinking, “Here’s another one of those self-righteous hypocrites. How dare he tell me what to do!” But these blogs are here for me. Not you. I’m talking to myself in the third person. And who knows, tomorrow is another day and for all I know I might be back to my couch pondering the meaning of life. But tomorrow is tomorrow and today is today.

Sure there are others sleeping those extra minutes away. But there are also the people who rise and grind. The people who by the time you have read this, will have written their three thousand words and had their Eggs Benedict for breakfast.

So you hear that sound? That’s the sound of your alarm going off, echoing in your ear. It’s also the sound of the clock ticking and the world turning. So the question is, “Is today the day?” It all starts with that morning coffee. (cigarette optional.)





2 thoughts on “Carpe Diem – Today’s the day!

  1. Love it.. And totally agree! A lot of my posts are written in a similar manner – I don’t want to come across as trying to tell someone else what to do, so I don’t. It’s my blog and the things I mention are ways for ME to improve, not anyone else (but they’re more than welcome to). I hope you post some more stuff this year 😉


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