When I emerged from university aged twenty one, I was young and enthusiastic.
These days, at more than twice that age, I often feel beaten down.
You know how it is - work, money, relationships, family, health, time, and sheer bloody Life. They gang up on us and grind at the spirit with their relentless demands for attention. The ensuing stress is always an unwelcome extra guest at the bonfire.
So today, after a tough few weeks, I took action. I took charge.
I did something that always manages to quieten my mind.
I went to feed the ducks at the local park.
I have no idea why this works, but - as ever - I feel remarkably upbeat as a result. Somehow, throwing bread for some lively, cheeky birds that quack and splash really helps me get my head back on straight.
I try not to overthink it.
My name is Indigo Roth. I'm 43 years old.
And, for the record, I remain young and enthusiastic.
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