Let Love Guide Your Life
The Modern Day Bridget Jones
I live my life depending on how I feel deep down. Right now I live in Bordeaux working as a freelancer but who’s to say that a year from now I won’t be living in Kazakstan working in a small town coffee shop feeding leftovers to llamas.
I let my emotionally charged love of people and passions guide my life so that I have a life with zero regrets. Even when everything’s gone wrong (which it has) I still look back and laugh. Although at times I want to give my younger self a hug or two.
I travel because I need to and I doubt this will change.
However I also adventure off because I prefer to form my opinions on what I’ve seen rather than what I’ve read. Languages are an important part of this, especially when you’re as nosy as I am. Things getting lost in translation is a real thing. Being British is great as nobody expects me to understand them, it’s like being a spy.
Lots of people think I’m Latin but in fact I’m half English and half Palestinian. The Palestinian conflict is an issue close to my heart even though I’ve never lived there, the majority of my family still do.
Yet my accent, for those of you that comment on my films, is northern. I’m from a small northern town in Lancashire (UK) which means I don’t sound like the Queen.
When I was 14 a random man in a coffee shop once said to me,
”Whatever you end up doing, never lose your accent.”
I’ve not lived in Lancashire for over 6 years so I think it’s safe to say my accent’s here to stay.
I have absolutely no idea what my life holds, all I do know is that I will only let love guide it. No matter how hard it sometimes is, I will let my gut instinct and my heart create the paths I choose.
When I’m ninety-nine and sat at the kitchen table having my morning coffee while the sun slowly rises. I’ll be able to look back with a little grin on my face knowing I’ve lived my best life and then I’ll get on my nippy little scooter to start a new adventure.