A Day in the Life


“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.” – Tara Brach

This photo depicts a mix, a mix of wild crazy beautiful, which sums up my daily life, wild, crazy and beautiful, but with a facade of calm

Beautiful, wild crazy

A day in my life

Beautiful, wild crazy
A day in my life
Sometimes peaceful
Other days rife with strife

Smooth, tranquil, undisturbed
Agitation, unrest, anger
Is unheard
Crazy in harmony
Where peace is preserved

A day in the life of, is always wonderful

A day in the life of me

A day plan to catch up with my long time friend. Let’s go to the theater and see beautiful. The Carole King story. I wake up early enough. What happens next is what can happen in a crazy but fun filled life.

First up on the crazy totem pole, a frantic call from Lee, my childhood friend. I don’t have my ticket. “It was sent to your phone Lee”. On the day of purchase. 5th June. “Yes yes I know, but it’s gone”. Okay, don’t stress, i console, I have the email confirming our purchase.

My plan is to leave home at 11 AM, to meet Lee at midday. For a 1pm show start. Here it goes, 10:55 AM on my God I haven’t had breakfast. Quick smoothie, yes yes, have you read my post on my smoothie makings? Coconut, blueberries, spinach leaves, broccoli, beetroot, coconut water, pea protein powder. Yes just a quick one.

Pour into a Travel jug (not mug) coz that’s how I roll, a small person with a big appetite.

On my way 11.15am. I gaze down at my petrol gauge. Eek 😬 Oh no. Next petrol station, It’s ok I say to myself, this won’t take long. I stop, petrol bowser in, I watch the dollars ticking over, seriously I say (to myself of course) when are you going to stop, $55,$60, $70, $76.53 Chink, it stops.

Off I go inside, credit card in hand, something catches my eye. I pay the lady, $84.90

I leave, large green tea and a bag of mixed nuts in hand.

11.35am back on the freeway. So much for meeting Lee in town at midday, oh dear thinking to myself, please don’t be mad at me. Then I chuckle, of course she won’t be mad, nor will she be surprised.

My sat nav in the car tells me, estimated time of arrival at your destination is 12.33pm

Janette, don’t stress. Our show starts at 1pm. We will be ok.

Driving, sipping my tea, nibbling on my nuts, Happy, easy drive, no hiccups. Lee calls me on blue tooth, yes. How far away are you, I’m here.

Um, ah, well. I’m running late. Really? so what’s new she says. No problem, I will just wait.

I picked up a few minutes on the freeway. Traffic is flowing so well that my new ETA IS 12.30pm.

My turn off is nearing, left indicator on, I turn and BOOM. The traffic is stopped, I look in my rear view mirror, BOOM, already cars are behind me. No reversing. I’m stuck.

I call Lee, I explained the dire situation. Go without me I say. I’ll send you my ticket. I’ll get there, don’t worry

Cars started doing U-turns, one car, two, three, I made the break, car number five. Best decision, back on the moving road taking another route, I’m almost there, one block away, stopped at a set of lights. I can see the theatre, the car park across the road. BOOM, no, no no no no, people swarming Bourke street, police surrounding the cars and people. A protest march is taking place against racism, at my intersection, right here, right now. It’s 12.55pm. My calm takes over, really, it’s ok, it’s only a show. I take in the moment.

Siri call Lee. I’m not going to get there, I’m stuck in the middle of this protest march. She sees the march from the theater. We could probably wave to each other if it wasn’t for all these people. Both of us slightly disheartened, “just get here when you can.”

Luck is on my side, the police start to move us off to the left. I got around the corner. Drove to the nearest car park. And I run and I run and I run. I flew into the theatre at 1.12pm. They were apparently expecting a blonde lady running frantically throwing an email around. They were wonderful and I was in my seat at 1.15pm.

The show was well worth the crazy unexpected moments I experienced to get there.

The craziness did not end there, but my story does, thank you for reading my depiction of this photo. Peaceful with a touch of wild crazy beautiful. A perfect day. Have a perfect day everyone ❤️Thank you Sue Vincent

Published by Janette Bendle

I have reached my fabulous 50s. Guess what, it’s okay. 20 years in the health and wellness industry. Educating men and women on the importance of nourishing their bodies with good food, moving with integrity, recharging their energy levels and empowering their minds. I love my job. A mother of two boys who are now men and my greatest achievement. A lover of words, an aspiring author with a book written and no idea where to go next, a poet who writes from the heart and her vulnerability. A foodie who loves to experiment, a salad lover , But not just your Every day salad, I throw in anything you can think of it ends up in my salad. I have a reputation for making the greatest weirdest salads around. As a total contradiction, I have a ridiculous sweet tooth. I rescue abandoned souls in the bodies of dogs, an animal lover, Who sometimes likes animals more than humans. My teacher in life, my mother never ceases to amaze me. I am one fortunate human being who is filled with gratitude for the life she lives.

10 thoughts on “A Day in the Life

  1. Well done Janette you did a great job, calmly getting to the show(only slightly late). I understand your trip to the city centre, always fraught with unexpected twists and turns, I’m still very much a country boy when it comes to driving in the “Big Smoke”

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