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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Burning the midnight oil………

The thing is, when you find what you’re looking for, its more often than not, very different to the image you had in your imagination or memory.

Tonight, I’m sitting here and its 5am.
By now I know, I should be sound asleep in a warm comfortable bed.
But I’m not.
I’m sitting here at my computer typing this and watching one of my favourite comedy shows of all time. (Only Fools & Horses).

There was a time when I wished I could sit up till 5am laughing and content, and not having to worry or stress out about a thing,……till now, it never came.
Now it has, boy is it different to what I imagined it would be.
Yes I’m happy (VERY happy in fact), yes I’m content (again, very much so), but am I stressed?
I have to say, Im not stressed in any way that I would have defined “stress” back then, but yep, I am rather stressed.

What has me “stressed”?
The fact that I’m sitting here at 5am happy has me stressed.
The fact that I have more debt haning over my head waiting to drop, than some small countries has me stressed.
The fact that I have so much to get done and not hugely flexible deadlines to do it all in, has me stressed.
The fact that I ache has me stressed.
The fact that I ran outa stuff due to my atrocious memory has me stressed.

etc…etc…etc.. ad-nauseum.

But, you wanna know what has me more stressed-out than anything above?

The fact that I know a man cannot survive on pot-noodles alone when hes not alone.

But its the only thing I can say Im more than happy to be stressed about! ;) :)

(PS: Can also get here by using www.seatlife.com now too, thnx to my wonderful guy :) )

posted by Barry at 5:25 am  


  1. Barry, before counting your stress-factors, how about counting your blessings first?

    Comment by Paul — May 3, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

  2. Oh I do paul, believe me, every single day. :0)
    In lots of ways, I am the luckiest man on earth, that is somthing I know for sure. :0)


    Comment by Barry — May 3, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

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