Its Time to Clear Out and Start Fresh!

Yay we are in a new year and what better time than to give your life a new approach.

If you are feeling weighed down with burdens from your self then it’s time to find out if you really need to do them.

Sometimes we give ourselves things to do in believing they are necessary for our progression to a better life. I am guilty of this with many side projects over the years.

Ask yourself, if you stopped whatever you were doing and never did it again, would your life be better or worse?

If that’s tough to answer then look at it to then filter your life and do something else. What other cool things could you be doing?

​New Years Resolution – Not to put off Writing

I have recently changed countries after 8 ears away and it has derailed my life somewhat. This had affected my writing also with only a few posts in a few months.

Resolutions are made because of good intentions and to make our lives better. And so for me what better resolution that to push more writing.
Let me know what resolutions you will try.

Cheers!

Enjoy the people that are around you

What if in life we aim for a place that we want but don’t actually reach it? Is potential just a sad way of saying there is failure?
Nobody wants a life hoping to under achieve, it’s just all the other things that get in the way.

Christmas for me has been something that got in the way many times. I never had a big family and then when I did have they didn’t support Christmas.

 

But there’s more than just holidays. There are people and responsibilities to take into consideration. I would love to be doing other things that I believe I have potential for, but things happen.

My message is don’t waste your life regretting,  but look at what you have and live tomorrow in a better life, because somebody might not have a tomorrow.

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People are ​What Matter in Life

I recently changed circles. My life had changed so much that I felt I did not know what to do or who I was. It truly was perplexing and stressful. I returned home to my old town which had a few changes but is mostly the same.

After 8 years the  major difference was that they had all got older. For me time had stopped in my town but for them many years had passed. They had new friends and families had changed with people missing and new arrivals. All of it I had missed.

During my period of transition one striking thing I noticed was just how kind and welcoming everyone is. It is so humbling as my time in Korea was a place I missed dearly.

What made it worse was my family were still there. Saying goodbye to my 2 sons was heartbreaking beyond anything Ive felt before. No one should have to experience that. It was so hard in fact that my head was not okay for over two weeks. I am a programmer who could not concentrate on a computer.

And that then built up even more stress. To pile on that I had jet lag for over a week and then I caught bronchitis. And to really make my time more wonderful I fell down the stairs injuring my shoulder and neck.

But on the plus side I have been to the doctors and I am all good.

When I planned to come here I had ideas and a schedule but that all took a back seat as I never planned for people and emotion. It was something that punched me clean in the gut and knocked me for six as in my head I wanted to be ready to take on anything instantly.

So after nearly 4 weeks I have finally got my focus back. That was mostly due to friends, neighbors and family being there with wonderful advice.
So when I ask what matters it is the people around me as they surprised me in many happy ways.  And now it is up to me to return the favor.

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