We have been sorting out some stuff at home recently, going through some of the boxes we still havent unpacked since we moved just over 2.5 years ago. I found some interesting bits of paper that I had forgotten about, I will share a few with you. The first was something we did during my first year at Bible collage, I thing it was latter in the year so we are talking around spring early summer 96. We did a where will you be in 10 years thing only we rote them about each other so here is a list of what the group thought I would be doing about now:-
In ten years time Simon will be:-
Dr Simon Faulks (Very highly qualified)
A Married Vicar in a band
An organiser of music events and a reader in the CofE
Long haired, with ear-rings, singing wherever he can get a gig
The lead singer of a pop group called the Plague who will be world famous
The next Martin Smith (I like this one but I wonder what they thought might have happened to him and also how I could be the next when I am actually older (if I remember correctly))
A model for rainbow with George, Zippy and Bungle (where did that come from)
Will still be wearing his hat (I do still wear it but not anywhere near as much as I used to, or should!)
In a band called 3:16 and will play at gigs such as Living Water (Christian festival in Norfolk, I have done this one actually but I left the band to go to bible collage, this particular writer had been at the gig though!)
After years of thought and preparation Simon will eventually dare to leave the house without wearing more than 12 colours on any garment. Sadly I can still see him with a hat on.
I detect a bit of a theme here in that I am supposed to be in a band, I have to say I do wish I were but dont really have the time at the moment, as for the hat, I still love my hats although at the time only had one a black Stetson style, I now have several hats many of which are quite wacky plus a brown Stetson leather style. As for the twelve colours I didnt often wear that many colours together but yes I still do occasionally although in my defence it is now usually in the context of childrens work & clowning.
So if you found a similar piece of paper what would be on yours?