I've been thinking about this day a lot for almost a year. For quite a lot of reasons.
Firstly, HAPPY WORLD TOILET DAY!!!
The day when a small fraction of the world does some silly things and some serious things while another (hopefully slightly larger) fraction look on and say "World Toilet Day? What's that?" Hopefully a few of them come out a bit the wiser, and we've made another minuscule dent in the sanitation crisis.
If you want to know more about what all is going on I recommend the UN's dedicated World Toilet Day page.
If you've been reading this blog regularly (or semi-regularly, since my posts are hardly like clockwork) you'll know this is a big day for me as well.
I'm writing this blog post from a few miles in the air somewhere between England and Norway. The deed is done. In about half an hour my passport will be stamped and I'll no longer be a 'Graduate Entrepreneur' but a plain old tourist enjoying the sites of London and trying to pack my life back into two suitcases.
The identity crisis will pass. I'm still me. I will still do quirky things. This past month of largely working on recording the Audio Guide for Loo Tours has confirmed that. If you haven't already seen it, the place to visit is lootours.com/AudioTour. When I get back to the UK I'll be talking with potential future guides, building partnerships, and finding more ways to embed what I've done in London. Growth, not giving up. All the rage and frustration at the immigration laws and randomess of the system are still there, but I'm coming to terms with them. They fuel new projects rather than holding me back (I hope)
The captain just announced landing. The seat belt sign is on. And I need to sign off.
Here's to new adventures and an even bigger World Toilet Day next year!