The deal with the devil
It’s 3am and I can’t sleep. I am so anxious about work and am really, really struggling. I’ve been trying for 3 hours and nothing works. It’s gotten to the point where my brain keeps saying ‘if you let me sleep I promise to go to do regular sleep patterns’, ‘if you let me sleep I promise to not drink caffeine, alcohol, water, WHATEVER it takes’....
Challenge - Incommunicado
This evening I went out to dinner and drinks with a friend. Her phone kept vibrating and she proceeded to read and respond to texts the entire night I was there. This frustrated me quite a big deal. I admit to writing the occasional text or answering the ‘important’ phone call every now and then, but this was quite clearly devided attention. Divided attention is something people have...
I am writing this post in the hopes of achieving the subject matter - ‘Flow. Flow is comparable to being on a roll. It’s that feeling you get when everything just works. Like an interview when you just find yourself nailing all the questions and synching with the interviewees. Flow is that feeling when you get up and feel that you’ve got a purpose, you’ve got drive and you...
Non stop writing
Here we go - I’m going to start with boredom. For those of you who are equally bored enough to read this. Please excuse the grammar. This post is an attempt to expel the boeredom I have been feeling for the l;ast few days. I’m actually unsure whether it is boredom or anxiety or both., You see, I am desperately trying to do something that makes a change. At least in my heart. The rest...
The great boredom test
I recently read some articles about boredom being the key to creativity. I definitely think there is some truth in the matter. When are brain is ‘active’ we are thinking about work, our relationships, our family, what we’re doing on the weekend, etc. When we are thinking about these things our brains attention, even if just subconsciously, is divided. When we are bored it is...
Unemployed - Day 3
Ok. So today is my third day of being unemployed and I’m getting quite anxious. I’m anxious for many reasons: 1. It’s a tough job market out there (possibly going to be hit by a second recession) and landing another job may prove difficult 2. TIming. It’s about to hit the holiday season. I need to land a job in the next couple of weeks, otherwise there will be no work...
Rant #1 - Your disgusting habits
So this is my first real soap box post. I have previously restrained myself from blogging about pet peeves and disgusting habits, but yesterday I was pushed over the edge. The first is spitting. It’s disgusting. I can’t ever see a justified reason to do it in or across people’s walking paths. If you have flem that you need to expel, use a tissue or a bin. At least try to make it...
OmNomination: Dear Occupy →
astronautlovetriangl: Dear ‘Occupy’ movement, If you don’t like corporations, stop funding them and start living locally. Our unwillingness to pay for the real cost of all our luxuries is what got us into this mess. We won’t choose to pay for fair wages, so they outsource to those who are desperate enough to be taken…
So I resigned today
After months and months of unhappiness, I resigned today. In pursuit of dreams was the original idea. When I recover from the stress of the day, I can start that pursuit. But for now, I’m worried. Am I an idiot for leaving a job in pursuit of happiness? Is it silly leaving a reasonable paying job in pursuit of some still to be defined dream? So far it’s a split vote. People in...
I’ve never been good at lying. I tried when I was younger and realised I couldn’t do it. I’m an open book, if anyone asks me something I will tell them the truth or tell them why I can’t tell them the truth. Lately, I’ve come across some very suspect stories. I don’t know if it’s the people who I have come in contact with or just London, but there seems...
Everything else is better
So, this blog has been live for a very short amount of time and already I’m failing to update it. As I write this I am rushing because I want to read and do a whole bunch of other random things before I go to bed. But still, I feel the need to complete a post. And yet I’m rushing, as usual, not focusing on the detail and just wanting it done. This very inspiring quote by a great...
Project managing your ideas
So, I should be sleeping but I had ideas for my Dream Consultant project/possible career change. Ask a friend, acquittance or random stranger what their dream is. Have the Dreamer fill out a questionnaire about their dream Do some additional detective work to figure out everything they need to do to reach that dream. Put together a project plan with milestones of reaching that goal. Create...
Personal goal #9 - Do something GOOD every single...
Some days it might be a huge gesture and other days it might be a hug or a kind word to someone in need but a nice gesture should occur every day. I will (try to) comment every day and say exactly what the nice gesture was. Things that don’t classify as nice gestures: Making tea for people at work High fiving people at work
Personal goal #8 - Start something from scratch...
Even before the internet and Facebook I’ve had a very low attention span. I’ve always started a game, a book, an idea and never really finished it. So I’m pledging to start something and actually finish it! Suggestions: Model Language class Long piece of writing (This is a bit of a cop out as I’ve covered this in another personal goal). An idea - eg. Personal project eg. Website.
Personal goal #7 - Use Facebook less
There is no denying the benefits of FB. It’s great to check what friends are doing, be reminded of birthdays and invite people to events. But lately every time I log on to FB I get a dose of Fear of Missing Out or worse, I feel like I’m there - which is one of purposes of FB. But enough. I’m not in Sydney, Canberra or even Australia. There’s no real benefit knowing what you’re doing. So I’m going...
The Homeless Project
I’ve been talking about doing this for months. I would really like to approach homeless people and find out their stories. Possibly write a piece on them or do some sort of video appeal but I would like to find out their story. Possible suggestions for approaching them: Give them money Offer to buy them coffee or food Update: I think this could combine with the Dream Consultant project. I...
Personal goal #6 - Donate to charity and...
I love the feeling of donating to a good cause. The problem is that after I donate the feeling ends and I feel like more could be done. So I pledge that the next charity donation I make - big or small, I will blog and/or Facebook about it. It’s all about paying it forward and if I can reach 500 people and get to just one person I would’ve done my job.
Personal goal #5 - Learn something new every month
After reading ‘The Brain that changes itself’, I’m really on a mission to work on the plasticity of my brain and keep it constantly active. Learning new things will definitely help me get there.
Personal goal #4 - Write different pieces of work
As a way of improving my writing (and seeing what I’m good at, I’m going to try and write a whole bunch of different kinds of work. The work that I must write are: Article Short story Letter to the editor Review Poem Script
Reality's Big Idol Idiot
Why is it that there are so many reality tv shows that show stupid people or people doing stupid things but none showing clever, determined, passionate people doing amazing things? I want to create a socially positive reality TV. Where people are doing good and in turn it encourages others to do something more socially concious and aware. We should have less American Idol and more Humanitarian...
Personal goal #3 - Talk to strangers more
It’s no secret I love meeting new people. Today I built up the courage to talk to a random girl at a coffee shop. She was reading a very interesting book on philosophy and I thought it would be great to talk to her about it. I want to discover much more about people and this is a great way to start.
Last night was the first time I drunk for a week. It felt like it had been forever since I’d had the sweet taste of alcohol. This got me thinking about I am and I think that extends to a lot of society. Instant gratification is such a huge thing. The reason I couldn’t drink was because I was on antibiotics and alcohol has a bad reaction to these particular kind. Instead of being concerned about...
Personal goal #2 - Write bettter!
The ironic thing is, as I was writing that headline, I spelt better wrong (I changed it to the original incorrect spelling, it’s better to be true to yourself). I think that first sentence (and this one) are grammatically incorrect. Great start. Hey, like with everything - The first step is admitting you have a problem. I’m not sure what to do about my writing. Maybe I should go and see an adult...
Writing because I should
Second day in and already I’m struggling to update this blog. I’ve kind of failed because I’m actually updating it at 1.48am the next day…shhh don’t tell anyone. I’ve come to realise that my dreams, motivations and passions are still very much the same. I have that over energetic, I can think faster than I can type kind of style. Which often leaves huge holes in descriptions which makes me...
Personal goal #1 - Update this daily
Whether it’s paragraphs or just some silly brain fart. I’m going to update this daily and I’M GOING TO IMPROVE MY DAMN GRAMMAR!
Attempt at blog #3
This seems to be a reoccuring theme. Me trying to create a blog of random thoughts. So I’ve decided that this will be officially the random thoughts blog. Sure I’d like to use this to create some cash cow of a business involving Dream consultants (this makes a lot more sense in my head). For now, I will just use it as a source of some in(but mostly, un)spired thoughts. The first of which is...
A new start
Hello fellow readers (being me), I thought I’d finally set this up. I’ve been wanting to do something positive for a while and if nothing else, this will serve as a place to serve all my thoughts. There will be a more detailed intro which I will write on another day but I just wanted to dive right in today. I was walking home from the Notting Hill Carnival and I saw the streets...