In this life, we get no credit for what we are about to do - as I used to say to my children.
Indeed, I still do say it occasionally, though they're all in their twenties now and have achieved quite a lot. I only have to get as far as "In this life..." and they know what's coming, though they also know that I love them more than life itself and think they're wonderful. My little saying applies to me just as much as anyone else, of course, and at my age - 55 - it's about time that I did whatever it is that I really want to.
And one of those things is writing, even if no one ever reads this. I've kept a diary for forty years, so this is just a little extra journal.
So - here I go...