The luxury of time
I get to do some pretty fancy stuff these days but, as I realised recently, none of it means a good goddamn if you’re too tired, sick and overwhelmed to enjoy it.
I had a couple of weeks that were jam-packed with activities; things I would normally love like overseas trips, glamorous parties, 5-star hotel suites and lots of wine and food and adventure.
But I had a cold.
And I wasn’t getting enough sleep.
And then my period started and wouldn’t stop.
I found myself in gales of tears one night after too many drinks, wishing I was at home. I was exhausted, miserable and lonely.
As my friend Michelle said, ‘be careful what you wish for’.
There’s a lot to be said for hedonism but there’s a lot more to be said for good health. Next time you think you’d like a more glamorous, social life, ask yourself this: Are you healthy? Are you happy? Are you surrounded by friends and family? Do you have at least some control over your time?
This, my friends, is true luxury.