seize the day!

carpe diem

I seem to have spent most of my twenties running around like a crazy lady, and not just in the exercise sense; to work, for the bus, tube, train and various other forms of transport, and to catch up with friends who are strides ahead of me (I’m friends with people who all seem to have legs that are double the size of my mini hobbit like legs).  So to sum up, I’ve had a lot of practice and although I’ve run a 5k for charity in the past, I’ve never quite mustered up the courage to take on a bigger challenge.  Until last week!  I’ve finally done it, I’ve signed up to run a half marathon in September and the training has started!  Hooray!  I have finally seized the day.

To be honest, this is all part of a year of seizing the day and trying to make my ‘bucket list’ shorter.  I hit the big 3-0 last October, and in the run up to my birthday, that inevitable birthday feeling set in, multiplied by a 100 because it was a big one – I have a tendency to over-react in situations such as this; “I have so much I wanted to do by this age, I must think of something spectacular to mark this most momentous of days” etc. etc.  Luckily Rich (Mr love wedding dance), being the voice of reason, suggested that I not panic, but instead have a year of doing exciting things, seizing the year if you like.  Having just turned 30 himself and because we had the big exchanging of vows last December,  which is pretty exciting in itself, sandwiched in the middle of both of our entrances in to the next decade, and because sharing is nice, we decided to embark on this together and share the experience.  So that’s what we’re doing.  After all, what better time to seize the day than when you get married.

What I’m really trying to say to you, whilst blabbing about myself, is why not use your wedding to do something that you’ve always wanted to do?


Perhaps you love the idea of your friends performing Shakespeare at your wedding:

(Photo courtesy of Babb Photo)


Maybe you’d like to DJ at your wedding:

(Photo courtesy of Babb Photo)


Or maybe, just maybe, you’d like to fly to your wedding…using a jet pack?!

Too extreme?


Or perhaps, (and this is where I come in) you’d like to learn a wedding dance!

If you’ve always wanted to learn to dance/learn a routine, show everyone what an amazing dancer you are, or stand in the spotlight and kick the night off with a bang; do it!  Seize the day!  Throw away your fears and worries and turn them in to excitement.  Do something really wonderful and exciting with the person you love!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbour.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”  — Mark Twain

Thanks for reading!  Love Victoria x

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