Tom Walker inspiration, mental illness, anything really

I first heard Tom Walker, probably in an advert.

‘Cause we’ve all made mistakes
If you’ve lost your way

I will leave the light on

You have no idea how inspirational this is to me.

The song obviously touches a nerve with a lot of people. Most people are scared of talking about their weaknesses, I am not!

Tomorrow, after 45 years of smoking, a couple of major bouts of mental illness, and work shit, I am planning a trip to London, to the Tower.

What makes me different from anybody else? I have given up smoking, I have been through two bouts of serious mental health, and I have survived, and now planning on taking on Doris Day’s target of living to 97 years old.

It was only a few months ago I told my brilliant doctor that I was worried about reaching my 60th birthday.

And along with a wonderful wife, who continues to work, and is too loud for me anyway, and several brilliant children who have, or are, reaching their pinnacles of brilliance.

I must have been clever once, before I head-butted a windscreen at 70 mph.; and spent a week in an induced coma. Who knows, who cares.

Mental health issues – another time, maybe.


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