Sunday, August 30, 2015

One can only hope

Pinterest, original source unknown


This is not the life I thought I would be living.

This is horseshit.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The friends you need

One friend to keep you away from him because he is bad news.

One friend to keep your secrets of self-destruction.

One friend to encourage bad decisions in the best way.

One friend to act as a scout.

One friend to share commiserations.

One friend to give no bullshit advice, solicited or otherwise.

All the friends who don't know when to say when when it comes to being the best friends you can have.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Feelings

I wish I hadn't deleted your number

so I could have the satisfaction of deleting it again.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Exceptional Circumstances

You want extraordinary things to happen? Okay sugar, we'll give you something so extraordinary that you can't talk about it. You'll see it on the evening news, in magazines, all over the internet, but no-one must know the connection. It will be so extraordinary that it will alternate between driving you to drink and smoke and curse, and adopting a zen-like que sera, sera feeling. It is huge, life-defining, television mini-series extraordinary. And yet you must not talk about it. Do not talk about it.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Regret

I knew you were heading for trouble
the minute you started caring about his backstory.
I thought
That's it, baby.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Initial Thoughts of a Social Media Detox

Two initial thoughts after a weekend social media detox:

1. I wonder what everyone is up to?

2. Christ, I'm bored.

I totally cracked. I don't even think I lasted 24 hours. I received an email that alerted me to a Facebook notification and when I logged in, I had three notifications and a new friend request. I checked Instagram and saw I had some mentions. I realised that I hadn't told anyone who doesn't read this blog about my detox and it felt like not checking in was kind of rude. 

And then I looked at Pinterest and it was all over.

I like the people I follow on Twitter, they're funny and clever. I use Twitter as my main source of news and what's happening around the world. I like Instagram and getting a glimpse into the lives of the people I follow all around the world. And Pinterest, as pointless as it is, is fun. Cutting them out of my life, even for a few hours, felt like punishment.

So rather than a detox, I think I'll just go on a social media diet instead.

I don't have a problem. You have a problem.

Friday, May 8, 2015

OVERSTIMULATED

I feel lost. There are too many voices, too many bright lights catching my eye. Too many people to whom I can compare myself. I don't measure up. I am not doing my best. I can do better.

I am not doing. Not doing. I have been searching for the answers without knowing the questions but they are both here within me. I have been too distracted to realise. 

I have everything I need. It's all right here.

It's alright here.

An experiment: one week, no tools of comparison. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs*, Facebook (which serves more as a tool to rile me right the fuck up anyhow). 

Overstimulated, it's time to still the external noise and let the internal be heard.

*Perhaps not my own, undecided