Today, I’m going to write a little bit about something I may have realised about myself once or twice before, but that I somehow discovered again recently, and quite vividly so. I love it when that happens, when all of a sudden, the chaos finally seems to make sense (again) and the cloudy confusion makes … Continue reading Level Up
The past weeks (or maybe months) I’ve had the feeling that humanity, as a whole, is headed in a terribly wrong direction. To be fair, this has probably been happening for years, but I somehow no longer manage to summon the tiny ray of hope that we, as a society, could possibly still turn this … Continue reading Destination: Doom
The title of today’s post is more than just a little inspired by Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, a TV show that I recently saw a handful of episodes of. I won’t go into details about the show, nor will I tell you whether I like it or not. Zero spoilers ahead! What this post … Continue reading Curb Your Obsession
I was going to do another one of those easy-breezy end-of-the-year wrap-ups this month. But then life got in the way and things stopped being easy-breezy for a bit. And now I just don’t feel like it anymore. My wrap-up mood is gone, to say the least. Whoosh. In fact, despite all the really cool … Continue reading It’s a Wrap!
Does it count as falling off the waggon if I’m making a conscious decision? Am I weak for changing my mind even though no one, not even me, would have expected me to? Do I need to get my sh*t together because I’m not living all aspects of my life in such a way that … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion
I’m a firm believer in second chances. And third chances. And sixty-eighth chances. Even when I’ve been harmed, disrespected or treated in a way that I didn’t deserve. But there comes a time when even I see that it’s time for me to bow out. This doesn’t happen instantly – far from it, actually. It’s … Continue reading Honouring the Process
The other day, a friend and I were strolling along the streets of Brussels, having a conversation about everything and the world. We talked about mutual friends and acquaintances and at some point, about podcasts. My friend suggested that it could be really fun to create our own podcast, which is probably true. But then … Continue reading The ‘Thing’
When I was younger, I thought that a connection with someone else could only be achieved in the absence of difference. I believed that I could only get along with people who think and act like me one hundred percent of the time. While it may be somewhat normal for the kid version of me … Continue reading Managing Difference
I’m feeling so much grief right now. My heart feels heavy, yet hollow at the same time, like there’s a gaping hole right above my stomach. Tiny cracks seem to stretch out all over my body, making it difficult and painful to move. I sometimes can’t find the strength, courage even, to just do things, … Continue reading My Heavy, Hollow Heart
“Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our … Continue reading Where Do I Belong?