In the last year 3 men have turned my life upside down in the good way both physically and mentally. One is my surftrainer Dean Gladstone, the other is my PT Niklas Wintherbo and the third is Greig Trout from 101 things to do when you survive.
It’s Greig Trout I want to tell you about here. He has an amazing story to tell about turning life around and you can read it on his web-page. I had the honour of meeting Greig in person on a hot summerday in July 2015 and had 4 absolutely amazing hours filled with fun, laughter, care and mutual understanding. Then again in September where I attended Greigs hot choccie event on Richmond Hill where I also met the 101-gang. It was a day filled with hugs, love, understanding and bonding. Even though I haven’t had cancer the dyspraxia etc. has given me my challenges and Greig and the amazing 101 gang have accepted me with open arms and lots of love.
Greig is the reason why I’ve stopped using the word Bucket list. The word has a focus on using the limited time before dying. Greig has chosen to focus on the things to do after he faught the cancer. This inspired me so much since I prefer to focus positively on the time I’ve in front of me. Therefore I’ve no Bucket list any more but a 101 things to do when you survive-list. I might have a couple of more things on my list than the 101 things 😀
I woke up today (my day off work to study day) and my head was buzzing. Since sunday night I’ve been totally out of sync and I needed grounding, clarity and focus or I will not make it. Therefore, after a good chat with a friend of mine, I sat down and began to write. Instead of just scribbling on a piece of paper that goes on the wall or in a drawer I have chosen to make a page here on my site to hopefully inspire somebody with it. If I can help just one person to keep following his or her dream or to start following a dream it’s all worth it 🙂
It all started long ago but I’ll start last friday. I was so mentally and physically exhausted that I was ready to give up everything. Fortunately I had a session with my PT and I went because I know that when I feel the most reluctant it’s the most important day to go. My PT knows that I’ve done kick-boxing earlier in life and he is good at reading me so when I had nothing left in me he gave me boxing gloves on. Man … my PT know how to get me to fight to the last blood drop kicking and beating.
When I get the gloves on I go into another world – like being 100% in the present and only one focus. Like a meditation where the mind shuts every thing out. The only thing I got was a picture of me on the SUP board on #BondiBeach and that kept me going.
All weekend my body was so sore and then one more session monday. I told my PT I was sore and he did just like the kick-boxing trainers I have had – he made me work even harder all the way to physically exhaustion. After the session I sat in the sauna stretching, relaxing and my brain flat lined but he had started a process he made me fight instead of surrendering. Therefore I’m so ready for the next round.
So here is my dream and my blueprint