Day to day life (whatever that is) is often loaded with stress. As we travel to and from work we experience endless tail lights and heavy traffic. The information that we absorb can be over-whelming. For me there is the need to escape.
In preparation for my writing course in April I'm enjoying reading some of the work by the course tutors.
I love to write. There's something magical about the process of typing words as they form in my mind.
For some time I've been looking around for something that is partly spiritual, partly motivational, partly meditation based and partly nature focused. I'm keen to embrace a culture or a following. Not a faith. I have no interest in anything religious.
I left the house yesterday lunch time with the intention of detoxing my mind. It worked.
I don't very often get the chance to sit and pour out my feelings in word form. Often I'll use art to express any strong emotions. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't.
I recently lost touch with a dear friend. Somebody I had strong feelings for. I don't know why she decided to break contact with me but she did and I have to respect her decision and move forward.
As a child I was active. I enjoyed the outside, football, running, cycling. I was a typical child growing up in England in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A lot of good things happened in 2018. A lot of not-so-good things happened.
I've often pondered what it would be like to live with very little.
It's been a tough few years in many respects. As optimistic as I try to be I am still occasionally pegged back by damaging thoughts and unrealistic goals.
Switch the phone off, dim the lights and put your feet up in front of the TV for a couple of hours of movie escapism. Here's my choice for some quality viewing on a late winter's evening.
In an age where extremism is on the rise and each week we read of intolerance amongst communities, this quote from the Dalai Lama resonates.
I've slept with the curtains open for as long as I can remember.
I was in a book shop in town the other day and enjoyed listening in on an elderly gentlemen explain his theory of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Dealing with loss is perhaps the toughest of all human emotions. It tears at your heart and leaves your soul in tatters.
I have many passions. Things that I simply love to do. Most, if not all, of these passions involve me being in my own company. Reading, writing, drawing or even designing and building arcade games for my mobile phone.