It seems to me that there’s a fine line between routine and addiction. I’ve been trying to quit smoking recently, and I’ve noticed that half of the struggle for me is in the routine I’ve established. Continue reading
Having lived in cities all my life, I’ve normalized the fact that strangers don’t really acknowledge one another often. We seem to go out of our way to avoid eye contact, and even when we meet eyes with a stranger accidentally, we usually look away quickly. Continue reading
I’ll figure it out for myself if you just explain it to me.
The future is this nebulous haze of possibilities. We always have ideas of what it could be like, whether appealing or frightening. Often, we can see both types of futures for ourselves; this seems to happen most when we have little control over certain situations in the present. Continue reading
I’ve always struggled with waiting. I’m not a patient person by nature. It took me ages to learn how to constructively pass time waiting for something major I wanted to happen, like moving to a new apartment or going on a vacation. Initially I would “kill time”, distracting myself from my longing. With practice, I got better at making use of my time – doing preparatory tasks, or getting things done that I’d been putting off. Continue reading
Sometimes, we are put in a position where we have to make very hard choices. These often involve situations where whatever we choose, someone gets hurt. Continue reading
As a general rule, I don’t make general rules.