July 30, 2013

Name that Sovereign

Marc Hogan was bet £1 that he couldn’t become a stand up comic in less than 12 months and perform a one man comedy show at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival for 21 nights. He won the bet!

So we have a new royal prince, which is actually rather lovely, that and the cricket, Andy Murray, the anniversary games and the weather have made Britain feel like a rather pleasant place to live.

So even though I’m not a Daily Mail or Express reader I was glad to see little George arrive into the world safe and well. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into naming the little prince; there have been a lot of well-respected Georges:

• George W Bush (Prince Phillip’s favourite President)
• George Lucas (Princess Beatrice’s favourite hat inspiration)
• George Foreman’s Lean Mean Grilling Machine (Prince Andrew’s cooking utensil of choice)

I have to say though there’s a little bit of me that feels quite sorry for George. Very few of us have to carry the burden of having our whole life mapped out for us (with the exception of Kate Middleton who according to some critics in the media her mum had decided from the moment she was born that no matter what her daughter was going to marry Prince William…).

George on the other hand is probably already on the waiting list for Ludgrove, then perhaps Cambridge University (which technically he owns), then the military and of course one day baring some great news scandal, he’ll be King.

I can’t imagine how hard that must be for Charles, William or little George. Don’t get me wrong the fabulous wealth will no doubt help ease the pain, but most of us have a choice in what we end up doing.

I know many of us fall into a job, whether it is the first job we were offered when we left school, or university or simply because it pays the rent we find ourselves staying in an industry because it’s what we know. Of course in the current climate many school leavers may only know unemployment benefit, those of us in work should feel lucky.

However what if you’re not happy in your job? Should you look for pastures new, retrain or just carry on?

Life is short (even though it’s getting marginally longer). I wonder how many of us are prepared to take the first step to find our dream job? There’s always a reason not to do it, but what would happen if you did?

Or like little George do we can carry on where we are because that is our destiny?

P.S. I wonder if Kate going to be a stay at home mum? I suspect like any young father William will be keen for her to get back to work asap as any young parent will attest surviving on just one parent’s wage can be a real struggle!

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