I’ve now read enough commentary on 2020’s impact on people around the world to think that the year is not over yet. My own experience in the past year has been reasonably shitty, which is making me keep my emotional guards up about saying anything conclusive on the things, good and bad, that have happened. … Continue reading Is the year over yet?
My fairy tale girl is getting married today. I feel a combination of joy and peace thinking about it – which is the best thing I can do from 5,000 kms away. I keep many lists, one of which is of names of people whose weddings I intend to attend in person. Alas, COVID-19. To … Continue reading Dhan te dan!
It took me two months and two days to come back and sit at the desk I was at when I was informed I’d been made redundant from my job. In this time I didn’t have the luxury of not looking for other jobs, nor did I feel strong enough to power through the process … Continue reading Back at the desk
I recently came across this question in a podcast and it has left me feeling rather uncomfortable. Firstly, this too pokes at my hazy sense of self which until recently I thought was a familiar area. I genuinely don’t know who I am anymore. I thought I enjoyed being lazy, but I find myself being … Continue reading Who are you without the doing?
On long bus rides in India, I used to sit by the window, enjoy watching the world pass by, and love the breeze in my face and hair. Anyone who watched me do that called me “a dreamer” or “someone who enjoys getting lost in their thoughts”. They always said it with that smile associated … Continue reading Mindfulness