Not a day goes by when I don’t think that I must write. This blog is lurking at the back of my mind and I know I really should get back to it. I’ve let this happen in the past. I start something and then I let it slide until it seems no longer relevant. Or too late. It’s been so long now, I might … Continue reading Still lost somehow
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
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?
Try again. And, yes, again. It sounds so much like a cliché and perhaps it is, but not trying is worse than failing. We only learn from our mistakes, from those trials and errors along the way. Not doing anything, not even trying, keeps us in place – stuck. When I feel stuck, I tend to go on a journey. I once left home for … Continue reading When at first you don’t succeed
Where do you begin when you have a million thoughts running through your mind, dozens of ideas, no thread to follow? There are so many things I want to write about. But I have to start somewhere. So, I am starting here. With the challenge itself. To begin writing. The empty page can be daunting. What to do with it? Which word to put first? … Continue reading The Empty Page
It’s probably the first question you need to ask yourself. Or in this case, I am asking myself. Why do I write? Why do I feel the need to? Why does it seem to be the only thing that helps sometimes? Anyone creatively inclined will have their thing… the thing they cannot live without. Have to pursue. Must do. Music, painting, drawing, sculpting, knitting, baking… … Continue reading Why write?
That’s when I should’ve started this blog. I could’ve started it 8 years ago, when I first planned my Big Trip. I definitely meant to start it at some point. Well, I’m ready now. Unfortunately this means that I have a lot to catch up on. I mean a lot. It needn’t be so bad, but I decided to start at the beginning. And I … Continue reading 7 years, 3 months and 15 days ago