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How to Make Plans When You Can’t Plan For Anything

How to Make Plans When You Can’t Plan For Anything

Well. What the hell are we supposed to do now, right? I don’t know about you, but I remember like a month ago, when I was busy making plans and dreaming up dreams, and going about my life in a predictably predictable pattern. Sound familiar? If you’ve been paying...

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Keep your eyes on the road

Keep your eyes on the road

Here's a story for you. I like stories on Fridays. Way back when I bought my first car, I purchased an '86 Volkswagon Cabriolet, partly because it was a convertible, but mostly because my big brother had said they were good cars for princesses (and let's face...

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Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are?

Ah, my survival mechanism's favourite question. I think it's a valid question, since who we are is largely determined by ourselves (our thoughts, our feelings, our judgments, stories and interpretations of, oh, every single little thing we experience). It's...

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What do you really want?

What do you really want?

“Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them.”~ Epictetus There are a lot of things to be afraid of in this world. Spiders (eight-legged minions of evil, in my humble opinion), fire, sickness, falling through ice and probably about a million more things....

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If I can just …

If I can just …

How long can you hold your breath? That week, I left my job in the public service. I say “job” and not “career” on purpose: I had never planned to embark on a long service career, but even knowing that I’d not been planning to stay didn’t make it any less frightening...

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The big scary

The big scary

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”       ~ Anaïs Nin I subscribe to a quote-a-day email. A lot of times, I just glimpse it over and delete it (they can’t all be winners, right?). Now and then,...

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What are you looking for?

What are you looking for?

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”― Pema Chödrön Wow, what a week. You know those weeks that are so chock-full of just about everything that you get to the end gasping and staring around you wildly, scrabbling around for a...

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Thou shalt not and then some.

Thou shalt not and then some.

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” – Robert A. Heinlein Some people are born...

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Going MY Way? And I do mean My Way

Going MY Way? And I do mean My Way

"All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth." – Nietzsche We've already established that I love rules. Obviously, right? Being expelled from school would've been a fate worse than...

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