“The trouble is you think you have enough time.” – Buddha

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Man, real life is tougher than I thought it would be. Trying to make me sit down and stare at a screen for hours a day is fruitless. I will fidget, I will moan, I will become grumpy. I will rebel.

I try to get up but society puts its hand on my shoulders and pushes me back down. Like a dog, I am told to sit, stay, as they slowly back away, hands outstretched in an attempt to placate me, so I don’t make a run for it.

I really thought I was done this time, that I’d be happy to settle, to begin to build a life for myself. It wasn’t lies, but now I know, it’s not the way I was built. I can’t make you all happy. I can’t sit still. I must return to the open road again even if it destroys me. I must try, before time escapes my grasp.

Bicycle Adventure #2: Mizen to Malin Head (length of Ireland) by bike | camping at night | alone (unless I can convince my lovely Aunty Ann to accompany me, hint hint!)

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One thought on ““The trouble is you think you have enough time.” – Buddha

  1. Hi Orla,

    I have nominated you for a Liebster award in recognition of your inspiring writing. The purpose of this award is to spread the word (and images) of blogs with less than 200 followers.

    There is a little bit of work involved in case you choose to accept my nomination…

    On the other hand, you may also end up with additional appreciative viewers.

    Please find your nomination and the rules here. Looking forward to reading more of your adventures in the future.

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