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For whom?

Today, I am in search of clarity. I am struggling with something fundamental – the balance between living for myself and living for others. My search for this balance. And my desperate hope that this balance exists. We come into this world all loud and fussy. And then we find our people; who raise us … Continue reading For whom?

Boundaries pt.2

I am thinking about boundaries again. Especially how to approach them from outside, that is, how to behave around someone’s boundaries. Respect. By accepting the boundaries someone builds, you show that you have respect for them; and for the behaviour they accept around them. It is then your choice to either abide by their wishes … Continue reading Boundaries pt.2

Boundaries

Today, I am thinking about boundaries. As someone who is open and friendly, setting boundaries was a difficult prospect for me. It sounded like locking a gate and stopping people from entering my life. Or even adding unnecessary distance that would only make things more difficult. Things are much clearer now. And I realize just … Continue reading Boundaries

Light and dark

I laughed hard today, and rejoiced. The day was of my own making. Things went where they should. So did the words. Everything was well. This light, I embraced it. I pressed it to myself and held my breath. The moments stopped just then. Everyone and everything ceased. As did the clocks. I waited for … Continue reading Light and dark

Own the experience

Today, I am thinking about our experiences, especially those that make us happy or fulfilled or make us feel connected. This experience could be a new restaurent, a trip somewhere or even your culture. Some experiences we are born into, like those around us or our environment. These, we we have little control over. At … Continue reading Own the experience

To expect or not

Expectation is the thief of joy. It is the root of all heartache. Some well-known people came up with these quotes and with good reason, I have learned. But it is so easy to expect, is it not? How that interview will go? How an exam will go? How that date will go? We tend … Continue reading To expect or not

Lost and found

Today, I am thinking about the lives we lead, and why we lead them the way we do. Some of us are luckier than others. We have people around us who give advice, guide us and show us the path forward. They tell us stories of what’s happened to them and others they know. They … Continue reading Lost and found

Let them down

I have always wanted to help. Or to be the person that could help anytime, all the time. It’s felt right most of my life. But, I am that person no longer. For the longest time, I thought that I could be there for everyone. It seemed like if you were a good person, you’d … Continue reading Let them down

End well

Have you ever left something incomplete? How do you walk away when you’re giving up on something or more importantly, someone? Let’s start at the start. I get really excited at the start of new things. Like buying a new notebook and having no idea what you’re gonna write in it. Or meeting someone and … Continue reading End well

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