On relocating to Wyoming, feeling happy and uncomfortable and strange, and trying to confront uncertainty with a brave face.
Originally posted on The Squeaky Robot:
I’ve just now arrived in Phrae, a low-key town with airy teak houses and unpretentious local food. A car backfires in the distance every…
What with the ubiquity of social media, we are constantly bombarded with images of the lives of others–their trips, their jobs, their love lives, their breakfast, lunch and dinner. You don’t have to be incredibly insightful to deduce that the incessant updates of other people’s lives might contribute to our feelings that we may be “missing out” on fun and excitement, or that we may not be “measuring up” to the successes of our peers.
His life was precious and significantly shorter than a life should be. When I read this letter, it reminds me that, while my life has already been longer than his, I still only have a small amount of time on this Earth. I don’t know if I’m going to have the next couple of decades that I’ve been counting on to get done all the things that I hope to do. You just don’t know.
What is a more obnoxious and blasé way to kick off this shiny new variety blog than to talk about 2015 New Year’s Resolutions! Some people might argue that it’s a little stale to discuss new year’s resolutions, but I think it’s important to re-evaluate and re-form goals on a regular basis.