Some people have their lives all planned out. Take my parents, for example. They started a family as soon as they got married. Two kids, a perfect family unit.
In the meantime, their bakery business prospered and built up a good customer base. Everything was perfect for them. Predictable, but perfect.
Then there’s people who act like a bit of a loose cannon, a wild card, like my uncle Tylor. He’s had all kinds of pursuits over time.
Even though he secretly only had a single on one his mind.
But when the one thing he wanted finally materialised, he managed to have it slip through his fingers before he even realised he had it.
Life has a funny way of catching up with you that way.
Then again, the great thing about life is that everything you do puts a whole other set of events into motion.
Events that might finally break another person’s streak of bad luck.
Sure, some people consider the saying about one door closing and another one opening a cliché.
But I’d say you can find a handful that would beg to differ.
And the circle doesn’t end there.
One good thing can set off another…
…but I’m sure you get the idea.
I guess what I’m trying to get at is that whether you have your perfectly planned out life, or whether you are just going with the flow, some things can’t be predicted. Even in the lives of the predictable ones.
One minute, you’re following your everyday routine…
…the next, your entire world turns upside down.
And believe me, I know this better than most.
After all, it’s how I came into this world. Unexpected.
But why dwell on the past… I’ve got my whole life ahead of me.
Since at least one of my brothers needs to complete their aspiration and reach the top of their chosen career before I can officially take over as the newest heir of Newcrest, I’ve got the luxury of freedom for now. I can do as I please, start a new life, in a whole new place…
… a place where I can be a whole new me.
The post also shows glimpses of Monty and Scarlet’s bakery, their family home and Liv’s bar – I’ll be doing a separate post with more detailed tours of the lots for those of you interested in the building aspect of the Build Newcrest challenge soon!