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Life is like a vanilla milkshake 

Normally for me, this time of year would mean wearing at least two layers of clothing and and waiting for the kettle to boil. Not this year. The Southern Hemisphere doesn’t work like that. 


I needed a pick me up this morning and since I have almost completely cut sugary drinks out of my diet, I felt this one could be excused. The problem with milkshakes is, they don’t last very long. 

Do I have the willpower to pace myself and enjoy it one sip at a time, or will I adopt the live-fast attitude and down it in one before I have the chance to regret it. The first option seems harder yet more rewarding in the long term. 

Life is a bit like this, we can choose to pace ourselves or go crazy. Both work for different people, some people do too much too young and not make it past their twenties. Some spend a lifetime in the slow lane and not manage to accomplish their dreams. I guess it depends on who you are and how you view life. Regardless of that chosen pace, before we know it that vanilla milkshake is gone.


I feel it is important to remember I have an expiry as it helps kick me into gear. To remind myself I have goals I want to accomplish and places I want to see. People I want to meet and stories I want to share. Stories of experiences I haven’t experienced yet, sometimes starting with a walk to grab a milkshake.

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  1. Oh my, what a wonderful read! I love how you drew a link between something as complex as life and something as simple as a milkshake; inspiration really is everywhere ^^ Thank you for sharing this:))

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  2. Since becoming a widow I started drinking my milkshake a little faster. Maybe it’s because unexpected things happen like death or illness and it would be such a shame for a full milkshake to get knocked over when you’ve barely had a sip. Lol
    I’m going to think about your milkshake now. I’ll consider each morning what type of milkshake day I’m zesting for.
    Love your post!

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    • Thank you for sharing, I’m sorry to hear you have lost someone so close to you. I like your interpretation of my post and it makes me very happy to read you would incorporate it into your day!
      I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

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