Enjoy life, you are who you are

Cornish beer

This post was written after a night out in the ‘Ye Olde Fisherman’s Arms‘ in Looe last Saturday… 😉

Click the ‘Read More’ link below to listen to Shamrock a four piece group who were performing on the night.

Many years ago I sat in a cosy little restaurant in northern France.

It was a dimly lit room with a few scattered tables covered in green tablecloths and silk flowers. Your average café in a quiet town in France!

Strip lights glared relentlessly down and I remained hidden from the outside world by ancient yellowing net curtains and an assortment of dying pot plants. I was safe, nobody knew who I was.

As I enjoyed my meal, I can’t remember what it was now, I got talking to the couple on the next table. It was a polite but humorous conversation about life, travelling and French cuisine. If you’ve ever been travelling, you’ll know what I mean.

The conversation eventually came round to the inevitable ‘What do you do?’ and I said ‘Why don’t you guess’? This led to a 10 second silence before the woman in the couple said ‘I think you’re a graphic designer’!

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I’m a little tipsy at the moment 🙂 but I do design things for a living. Never the less, it seemed incredible at the time that someone should be able to guess, just by looking at me, what I did for a living.

That was 20 years ago. It hasn’t happened to me since, until tonight – in Looe!

Meeting people and my advice to you

You never know what or who you’re going to encounter in life and tonight, for me, was no different. Tonight, I met another person, who just by looking at me, knew what I did for a living!

Let’s face it, I could have been a road digger, a musician, a painter, a fisherman, a baker, a traveller or even a midwife for all they knew. But no. They guessed it, straight off, no questions!

So my advice to you this weekend is; go out and enjoy yourself. Enjoy being who you are. Don’t try to be anyone else, just be yourself. You are who you are and you can’t change it. Make the most of your life. Make the most of the moments you have. Don’t waste the time you have, it’s precious. You’re special and don’t forget it. Don’t try and change who you are either. Don’t ignore it. Be yourself, have fun and most of all, don’t stop. Keep going. Keep pushing. Keep dreaming and keep believing in yourself. You can do it. You can do anything. You can be what you want to be. You can do anything.

Have fun!

Shamrock performing Fields of Atherry (please correct me if name is wrong). If you’re in an office, turn the volume down before clicking the ‘Play’ button.

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Cornwall was always one of our dream places to live, so we upped sticks in 2007 and moved to Looe. I now run iLoveLooe.co.uk and various social media locations for Looe on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Say 'Hi' sometime.