All posts tagged: positive thinking

Some things in life are for free.

It has been an unusual month of events for June – so many feelings that are both positive and negative. The negatives come from a wider socio-economic problem that the whole of UK is dealing with as of now (Brexit) however, the positives definitely stretch from a more personal viewpoint that I’m happy to share and enlighten you all with! The first two weeks of June I had been away. Traveling. Hence, much less involvement in blogging but I hope to schedule much more posts in the next few weeks to follow. If you ask my friends, I practically NEVER take time off and so every time that I actually do, it really is something special. Unfortunately though, I am one of those people who don’t know when and how to take time off, but occasionally will be asked by my friends to do so. And then, once a day or two goes by, I remember exactly why I take time off. To feel the way I do when I do so. To feel free. Sometimes …

We are all completely in denial

Aside from the fact that we don’t feel good in our skin at times, we rather like to knock it into our brains an excuse to risk exposing us from the truth. Recently, I finished reading a book on my kindle, The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. The main protagonist, Don Tilman suffers from Aspergers Syndrome and as a result, lives life through schedules, lists and rules which appears to limit any freedom. However, how can there be any fun, any risk if we do not break these rules? If anything, Don Tilman is the very definition of anti-hero. There is indeed a particular passage in the book that is so bittersweet, heartbreaking and lovely all at the same time, and one that doesn’t just summarize the book brilliantly, but is true to every one of our insecurities: ” And it dawned on me that I had not designed the questionnaire to find a woman I could accept, but to find someone who might accept me”. (page 246) Deep huh? My heart sank a bit …