“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy
I feel like a sloth! Moving slowly and only when necessary. That’s how it has been so far this year, one step at a time, slowly does it. I have been busy with many different things but at times wonder what it is I am doing. I have had moments of panic, imagining that there was something I needed to do, something to prove but that passed into a dreamlike state of acceptance that all will be revealed in time.
I paused the project at the Peace Centre due to the owner wanting to come back but I continued looking after the property (she’s not back till later this summer). People have been using the beautiful, sacred space in return for a donation to cover the various bills and we have had a few things going on: courses in comedy, improvisation, healthy vegetarian cookery and social events such as the menú del días and coffee mornings.
I have managed to do some stand up comedy – on a bus from Inca to Sa Pobla, at the International Women’s Day event and in London and Montreux. I didn’t think I was particularly good at some of those gigs but I am learning. It’s a scary place to be, up there on my own with just a mike and an audience. I wonder why I put myself through the torture especially as the naturally funny me is not there yet and this awkward, insecure woman who trashes herself in her mind with a series of “could do better” type school reports is. Discipline was never my friend and that’s what it’s going to take, once I get over the sloth phase – I hope!
I have also acted as a wedding celebrant which I love and this season of summer weddings is going to be a great one! I truly love marrying couples and being part of a day guaranteed to be positive from start to finish. I get to know a couple in love, they all have different stories and they all impress me again and again with how simple life can be, if we let it. I hope to add to this work by doing funerals, namings and comings of age and anything else that needs a celebration! I believe that for those big events in life, we should stop and acknowledge and celebrate them. By the way, I will travel anywhere to help you celebrate!
I have also been using my voice this year and have done some voice overs for various things. If you switch on local television, you might hear me telling you all about Mallorca! I also proposed a radio show at the beginning of the year and this was finally accepted. Next week I shall be recording my first show for transmission very soon. You will have to listen to Mallorca Sunshine Radio on 106.1FM and join me with your comments, questions and information on what’s happening and what’s on in Mallorca. The show is called “The Happiness Café” and I shall be interviewing inspirational people locally and globally. If you want to join me, please drop me a line, call or even introduce me to someone you think we should speak to! As I am blessed with so many amazingly, positive friends who inspire me I have no shortage of interviewees and you will get to know them too.
I even managed a two day trip to London to translate for my hairdresser Cristina who will be bringing back a new line in hair products for the island. It was an intense two days but very exciting and lots of fun! I felt like a tramp when I saw them at the airport – three glamourous, sophisticated women and hubby David looking dapper. (Not hubby to all three mind you!) But so much for them being professional hairdressers – I was the only one carrying a hairbrush with me! The good news is that this new product is really a big deal and Shiro Beauty Salon in Binissalem will be the first to carry it. I’ll let you know when it gets here so you can enjoy chemical free products that do a good job with your hair! Now I am dreaming of being a hairdresser when I grow up.
I am busy, I am in the midst of change, I have no idea where it is taking me but I am living my faith that I am on the right path. Will I know when I get there? I don’t even think that’s important anymore because the fact is, it’s how I am today that counts and right now I am happy to be where I am.