Unless you are phenomenally successful with whatever you do, you may very well have moments that you feel behind in life. You check your social media, see postings of old acquaintances, classmates, distant friends and a range of celebrities you may follow and wonder why you are not where you thought you should be at this point in your life. Why is seemingly everyone more … Continue reading Behind in life
I feel like I should be writing. I have enough thoughts and ideas I want to write about or discuss, but nothing I come up with seems right. For instance, I’ve been feeling quite happy lately – this deep-seated contentment that permeates my being most of the time. I’m not always aware of it, especially when I feel down for some reason. So, it feels … Continue reading Draft, delete, repeat
Three years ago today, I was informed by the person I loved that she needed a break. Things had been getting pretty serious between us, but then she met someone else and apparently realised that there are other people out there she could crush on. I’d always known she was a flight risk, not ready for a serious relationship. I’d always known she’d never chose … Continue reading Healing
I recently wrote about ‘Fernweh’, the longing for the distance and missing travelling. At the time I was on my way to Berlin, looking out the window of a highspeed train, watching the landscape rush by. Right now, I’m sitting at my desk, looking at hotels for the first time in almost a year. That’s a long time for me. Not that I look at … Continue reading Up, up and away
Does it begin with an idea or with the mere desire to write something? I keep collecting ideas. I take a note on my phone. Or I use one of my many notebooks and jot it down. To never return to it. Or to eventually return and wonder what I was on about. Or to discover that the idea had merit and might just be … Continue reading Where do I begin?
If there’s one truth we can all agree on it is that there is only one person we each spend every day for the rest of our lives with: our very own selves. Our first commitment should therefore be to ourselves. And I am not promoting self-centredness, egotism or even narcissism. Any commitment should be a healthy one, this includes the one we must make … Continue reading Commit to yourself
Given that we’re still in a pandemic, feeling stuck has pretty much become part of almost everyone’s lives. Stuck at home. Stuck alone. Stuck with family. Stuck without perspective. Stuck without a job. Stuck on furlough. Stuck in your worst fears and anxieties. You name it. I’ve been stuck in several ways during the past seven months, which is how long Germany was in lockdown. … Continue reading What do you do when you feel stuck?