Tag: Trying to Understand Life

  • August 30, 2023

    Having a workshop in a storage facility is an interesting experience. Overhearing conversations is all right, but what I find most fascinating is how everyone seems to avoid acknowledging each other. It’s strange. When I get to my workshop, I open the door – it’s like a garage door – and then I step inside…

  • August 26, 2023

    August 26, 2023

    A lot of things seem to be moving right now. I’m moving stuff over to the new workshop and Hannah’s moving stuff into here. We’ve already started talking about when we plan to go to work next week. There’s also the cats, who are getting to know each other and moving around the apartment. We’re…

  • June 11, 2023

    June 11, 2023

    I was hoping for more from today but I just have to accept that it was a slow day. It’s probably exactly what I needed today to be.

  • June 3, 2023

    June 3, 2023

    I’ve come to really enjoy my weekends. They seem to be when I get to spend time doing what I want to do, largely uninterrupted. I’m starting to try to pack too much into my weekends, though.

  • May 31, 2023

    May 31, 2023

    Something I find incredibly frustrating about teaching is how the values and ethics that I try my best to instill in the children I teach seem to disappear just outside the school’s walls. You needn’t always go even that far before you find that what I’m trying to impart as good ethics is undone. It…

  • May 23, 2023

    May 23, 2023

    I often wonder how other people see the world. The question is actually more like, “Do they not see what’s around them?” It happens most often when I’m traffic. That’s not to say I don’t stand amazed at the apparent differences in perspective throughout the day. I don’t stand when I’m driving – “stand” is…

  • May 17, 2023

    May 17, 2023

    My sister told me that if she finds something interesting, she’ll research it and then write about it. That is how she chooses to approach life. I love it. It’s simple and straightforward, much like her. She’s managed to make a career off of her curiosity. I want to do the same.

  • May 16, 2023

    May 16, 2023

    Weddings and funerals bring people together. I’m here for the latter. I’ve seen people I haven’t seen in close to twenty years.

  • May 10, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    As a general rule, I’d rather not touch people or have them touch me. Today, however, I went for a massage. My back has been acting up and the irregular stretching and pain medication wasn’t enough to alleviate the tension. The massage helped but I booked another appointment. There’s a lot of work to be…

  • April 28, 2023

    April 28, 2023

    What has feared stopped me from doing? Lately, I’ve been trying to speak up more but I’m still not saying all that I want to, especially when I’m talking to someone who sits higher than me on a hierarchy. I keep wanting certain things to change, hoping that someone will step up and do something,…

  • April 27, 2023

    April 27, 2023

    In today’s morning pages, I wrote, “I don’t want the beauty to be drained from this world.” The next sentence reads, “That should be the topic of today’s blog post.” So, here we are. I have to give this some more thought. The world feels less magical and wondrous than it used to. I remember…

  • April 19, 2023

    April 19, 2023

    I was listening to The Happiness Lab on my way to work this morning. I’ve been trying to listen my way through the podcast. I think I’m now only a year back. Anyway, this morning I was listening to an episode about burnout. I think I’m burnt out. It might have been only a couple…