When this year kicked-off I remember sitting with a friend of mine and talking about the distinct feeling I had about how crazy this year was going to be… I self dubbed it the “Year of Insanity”.
I started the year off feeling great after coming off a fairly decent 2010 but then the insanity kicked in. Things went a little sideways on the job front and that had a massive impact on the rest of my life. Had a confusing “friendship/I don’t know what’s going between us” thing with a close friend. Decided to relocate my life to Montreal for a while but not before a brief pit stop home. (currently pit stopped)
So what did 2011 teach me?? It taught me that whatever we go through, whatever the situation… we are far more resilient than we think we are. It also taught me that sometimes you just gotta take a leap and see what happens… which was the whole premise behind this blog business in the first place.
Maybe problems and hard times are just the worlds way of reminding us about the little things in life we already know but often forget.
So all I have to say to 2012…
*P.S. I just hit a car… I love 2011!
Posted in Inspirational
Tagged 2011, Blog, Events, Family, Fear, Friends, Inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, Motivational, Opinion, Personal, Random, Reflection, Thoughts, Travel, Work, Writing
It’s funny how quickly the grind of monotony can wear you down, and over the last couple weeks it has caused me to slip into auto-pilot mode.
One of my reasons for moving home apart from saving money, was to accomplish some personal goals free of distraction. Yet since I’ve been back I’ve found myself unable to engage in any of the task I’ve laid out for myself. I feel like a diluted version of myself because this isn’t my home and I haven’t been able to feel comfortable… everything is nostalgically foreign. Faces are the same but different, places are similar to what I remember but not familiar. The conversations are generic and the exact opposite of thought provoking.
I find myself wanting to press the fast forward button on my life, it feels like this is the slow part of the movie and in all honesty it’s boring the hell out of me. Alas we don’t have the ability to do that… (Where’s Christopher Walken and his remote control when you need him)
The simple answer would be to submerge myself in the projects I’ve set out accomplish but as one of my favorite songs puts it… “the landscape of inspiration is so bare” (Thornley – Bright side)
Posted in Home (re)Grown
Tagged 2011, Blog, Fear, Friends, Independent, Life, Motivational, Personal, Random, Reflection, Thoughts, Travel, Writing