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Wake Up Part 2, week one of twenty five

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Jan 23, 2017
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Wake Up had an amazing and everlasting effect on me. It opened a lot of doors in my mind and blew away the cobwebs like nothing before. Every morning and every night I’m reminded of that when I look out of my window or when I find a stillness inside. Everything in life is about timing, everything. And when Wake Up came along the timing was perfect for me.

Since the Wake Up challenges finished I’ve handed my notice into my bosses, of which I’ve still got nine weeks of that notice to fulfil, and I’m searching for a new chapter to begin. I might not have anything planned yet but that’s okay because the lessons I learnt from Wake Up, or at least the things I found about myself, have me believing in myself and the road I’ve decided to opt for and walk down. In truth I’m very happy.

Anyway, when the Wake Up family decided to carry on with new challenges throughout 2017 I had to say yes. Why wouldn’t I, we shared so much. I enjoyed reading their blogs and I made connections with some people and even though I’m not directly in their lives I do think of them often.

So, to the first of the new challenges, Fi was asking us to make someone feel special. So, I would like to say to the people connected with Wake Up, from the ones who were there right at the beginning, to the ones who stayed to the end, to the ones who’s timing wasn’t quite there and to anyone who is just starting their own journey; thank you for being part of my life and supporting me as I passed through my greatest change and continue to grow, you have been and continue to be an inspiration, thank you.

All the very best for your ongoing personal journey


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Mark Cuddy

No more mystery or shyness. Who am I? - I’m a man/monkey (depending on my mood) in his mid-forties but feel’s the energy of a teenager (most of the time), passionate, foolhardy, always searching for answers and always pleased as punch when I find one (every blue moon). My loves include (in no particular order) – walking up hills, wandering through forests, strolling along beaches, visiting new places, nature, autumn (the colours at this time of year are magical), castles, family, dogs (especially black Labradors – I love my dog Bobby – see profile photo), talking (even when I was a child my mum always said, “Mark, you’ve got too much to say.”), listening to Paul Weller (AKA God), Motown (and any music that touches your soul), watching quality films (all genres), cask ale, a strong coffee in the morning, the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, visiting museums and art galleries, dreaming (I am a dreamer), writing, being honest and open with feelings and thoughts and hoping to be a better person than I was before (one can hope). Oh yeah and a full-time worrier when not enjoying any of the above!
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Fi Dolben 5 months ago

Lovely start and Love the pic of bobby x

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Vanessa 5 months ago

Can't wait to hear more about your journey this year, Mark!

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Jacqui 5 months ago

Hi Mark. Lovely to hear from you again. Excited to hear about what comes next...!