Some people may say that I am not really living a conventional life. Well, it’s true that I’m not married, don’t have a mortgage (or a house) and don’t lead a regular 9-to-5 life.
I decided I didn’t want all that a while ago.
But some conventions are harder to change…
It has taken me to the age of 30 to realise I’ve been missing out on one of life’s great pleasures.
I’m talking about chocolate for breakfast.
For 30 years I’ve eaten toast with tea or maybe cereals and coffee. That’s what everyone does. That’s what breakfast is. Or sometimes I don’t eat at all. And I’ve never considered the need for something different.
But recently I happened to eat a chocolate brownie with my morning coffee. It was there, so I ate it.
And it was delicious. The best breakfast ever!
So since that revelationary day, I’ve had more brownie-coffee combo breakfasts.
Sure, I know it’s not healthy. But when you’re cycling several hours a day, calories are to be consumed, not rationed.
And one of the best things about being an adult is you are responsible for your own actions. No longer is mum saying what you should or shouldn’t do.
Of course, if I get fat from breakfast-brownie overload, it’ll be my own fault.
But with this discovery of one of life’s little pleasures, made in my third decade of life, I am confident I will find many more over the years to come.
Getting older has it’s advantages!