During my latest travels up and down the mountains, I’ve been listening to ‘Dying’ by Cory Taylor. It’s shortlisted for this year’s Stella Prize and as I’ll shortly be joining a book club where we’re reading the books, I thought I would get a head start.
I can’t help thinking about the irony of reading a memoir on Dying as it’s one of my biggest fears. It’s interesting that I have a fear of dying before I achieve everything I would like to do but I don’t find myself REALLY working towards those goals on a day to day basis.
My Mum passed away in 2012, she was just 58 years old. I remember at the time, I was 38 and I asked myself if I died in 20 years, would I have achieved everything I wanted to and I made a vow to myself that I would make every day count. Do you think I did? Here we are over four years later, and I really haven’t ticked off anything that I wanted to achieve.