Week twenty eight in 'wake up'
This is a strange blog because week twenty eight’s ‘wake up’ challenge was to walk and talk nonstop for seven and a half minutes with a friend as fast as you can with no editing and just let everything out. And yet this blog is heavily, heavily edited. The original blog which I was ready to post was shelved after a voice in my head suggested, “Nobody needs to know that.”
The thing is there wasn’t anything in the original blog that really harmed me as a person or anyone else for that matter but a voice in my head suggested I was starting to become a bit of a bore and I should talk less about myself and more about the experiment.
I am very aware I am an open book and more than happy to let people into my world, my thoughts, my feelings but something just before I was going to post said, “No. Stop! I think the ‘wake up’ family need a break from your inner musings, matey.”
I suggested to the voice I was just deep but the voice thought otherwise and suggested the word ‘dubious’ was nearer the mark. I disagreed but the seed of doubt had been sown.
So on to the experiment. I asked Sarah if she would be my confidant and the conversation which started slightly apprehensive ended in a fit of giggles, heavy giggles.
MARK: This week’s ‘wake up’ challenge is to talk nonstop for seven and a half minutes about my life and what’s going on in it. How I feel and see what comes out. There’s no editing just nonstop talking for seven and a half minutes. I thought of you and wanted to know if you’ll help me complete the challenge.
SARAH: Mark, that’s all you ever do.
She was correct and I realised this week’s challenge was something that I do already. The truth is I am a very open person with no secrets and only regrets. I like to talk about my thoughts, I talk a lot, I ask a lot and I expresses myself probably more than most but that’s who I am. I’m a walkie-talkie man!