Personal

Getting personal, lifestyle and random thoughts about things here and there.

This week we went to see Hannah Gadsby's latest comedy show, called Douglas. One of the many things Hannah talked about during the show was that she's right now living her best life. She pointed out that her life may not seem like living best life if you look at it from the outside. She described it as staying home with Doug, her adorable dog, and moving things around. For Hannah, that is living...

There's something alluring about new beginnings. A new year isn't really anything magical. Yet it feels like something new, something different. Better, even. Starting anew. Resolutions are made. More exercise. Eating healthier. The usual. I'm not into making resolutions, since they have a tendency to get derailed. By myself, or by the circumstances. Something comes up, and then I feel bad about...

For a couple of weeks I had the mother of all the spring flus. In the beginning of it, my temp rose over 39°C/102°F and I'm still couching and sneezing. Obviously during this time I hadn't blogged, my Twitter account had been feeling lonely, things were quiet at my Pinterest, my Facebook page was a ghost town, the people in my Facebook group probably thought I've forgot them completely, and let's...

After I had received the payment of a big project I did, I had plans. Some personal purchases. A new iPhone adapter to use with my tripod and to replace the broken part of my selfie stick. Some business acquisitions. Perhaps upgrade my Teachable subscription. I was supposed to save some too, for the unpredictable. But the unpredictable didn't wish to wait for later. About a month ago the owners...

I started to write a post about showing humanity, being authentic, being human. But on the way my emphasis changed. I know that being human comes with the dark sides. Sometimes it's very human to hurt others, to make the person next to you feel awful, to be unkind. It's in the human nature. As it is in human nature to be violent and passionate, it's also in human nature to push the violence and...

Sometimes I skip a scheduled post on my blog. Or maybe I don't send the weekly email to my list. I may not get on Pinterest and pin my heart out, or I refrain from Tweeting. I even take breaks from running my new Facebook group. I'm a big believer of taking breaks from stuff. Scheduled, preset vacations. Unscheduled, spur-of-the-moment, pauses. Longer time recesses. Short time breathers. There...