Some say that there are two kinds of people: followers and leaders. I personally don’t agree with this statement, but as in general I don’t agree with the notion that things/people/situations are black or white. I strongly believe that between black and white there are about 50 shades of grey and I don’t mean it in a kinky way.
I know for sure I am not a leader. I will never go into wild on my own and I will never take the first step or start something from scratch without a manual. But I also know that I am not a follower. As in general I don’t follow trends, I don’t feel the need to belong somewhere. I wouldn’t lead a group but neither would I want to follow one. As I said I belong to the grey area and I am pretty sure I am not the only one.
However, what I can say with absolute certainty is that once I see someone doing something interesting in my opinion I want to try it as well. In my own terms, in my own way for sure but I admire those Crazy people out there, because they are my inspiration in life. Also as we have well established I have ended up doing all the things I have made fun of. Having said that when my Sister hit her mid-thirties and started gluten free diets, went to vegetarian, followed by veganism to the point she tried fasting, needless to say that I made fun of her. I called her crazy and that she had lost her mind. This is a very well-known routine between me and my sister. I call her crazy and then with a five years’ delay I do exactly the same, in so many occasions I can’t even count and not even once I have apologised. I know…I am horrible.
Here we are five years later and older – don’t forget that- trying all this stuff that my sister did before me. Now, I am lying a bit, as I am not an extremist and I enjoy moderation in everything I do, but at least I have decided to educate myself a bit and apply some of these to my life. Also I love getting inspired by things and people that I see. For instance watching ‘What the Health’ is a documentary that can really change your way of thinking about food and health. I also got inspired by a colleague of mine at work when she posted a run of hers with hashtag #1000kmin2018.
Craziness is a wonderful thing; it is that unique moment when something makes sense to you and to no one else and miracles can happen.
For me it’s crazy that I committed to run 1000km in a year; chances are I won’t make it; but till I decide otherwise, every night without fail I go out for a run in the cold, in the rain. Tears run through my face, I want to think it’s the cold but it might be the pain as well. I am crazy and naïve and fool, but I am loving it. I also decided to try a new nutritional regime, which means I have to wake up an hour earlier to prepare my meals. And again the chances are against me. No, I am not trying to lose weight or to become fitter; I am doing it because it is fun to set goals that you never thought before, because it is nice to try new things and every challenge can lead you to new opportunities. I am doing it because it makes me laugh and happy simple as that and if this is not the right reason to do things then what the hell are we doing?
Wait till I tell you, about try something once a week challenge…