I started this blog a few months ago, and I’m really enjoying it.
I love looking for ideas… thinking of things I can write about… having a lightbulb moment when I realize I have learnt something and maybe I could write a blog post about it.
It’s really exciting to me, and I’m enjoying the whole process.
The only thing that is making me a feel a bit crap is… ahem…Read More »
I’m attending a SimpleREV conference soon on simple living (which I’m super excited about).
It got me thinking about what simple living really means for me.
Up ’til now I hadn’t really focused on the question – although I’ve been heading towards it for some time.Read More »
I’m not talking about running a marathon in 2 hours having only run a 5k before, or how you can earn $100,000 just by turning on your computer.
I’m talking about softer things. Things that we really find impossible.
The things that are so tiny and inbuilt, that when you suggest to someone that they start (or stop) doing it, they look at you like you just suggested they cut off their own arm with your nail scissors.Read More »
I have some bad news, guys.
Having the awesome life that you dream of (quitting work and living on the beach/winning the lottery/buying a fancy car…) will not make you happier.
It might not even make you happy.
I’m sorry to break it to you.
I know some people live with this dream in mind…
Things would be okay if I could just have a few hundred thousand in the bank, quit my job, and go and do what I actually want to do!
I would be so much happier if I could just live how I wanted to, instead of how everyone else wants me to live!Read More »
I was having a conversation with my friend recently. She turned to me and said, “Oh, you’re an introvert, for sure!”
And I have to admit: I didn’t really like it!
My apologies to people who are introverted and love it. (Although most introverts don’t, right?! We’re always making apologies for it!)
But for me, I associate introversion with shyness. Quiet… boring… prefer to stay in and read a book than go out to a party…
I know that’s not exactly what being an introvert means – I know it’s where you get your energy from (internally vs. externally).
But somewhere along the way, I feel like being an extrovert got associated with all the “good” stuff (going to parties! energy! talking! being “brave”!), and being an introvert got associated with all the “bad” stuff, as mentioned above.Read More »