One Year Later

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles
jason clapp from vancouver, Clark county, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I started this blog to help me through some inner turmoil. I figured that putting down everything I was feeling and thinking would make these emotional vampires concrete. At which point, they could be vanquished with a single and deftly placed stake through the heart.

So here I am, one year later, reflecting upon that very first post and wondering if nothing, anything or everything has changed. Was I successful in slaying these vampires?

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Tidying Up

“Does this spark joy?’ If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it.

Marie Kondo

On the surface, Marie Kondo is a petite Japanese lady with an unhealthy obsession for tidying. If you’ve read her books or watched her Netflix show, you know she’s fixated on finding things to keep instead of scrounging for things to throw out.

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Attachment

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I figured that it’d be appropriate to start off my blog with a post about attachment since that has been on my mind for the past few months. Attachment is something that I have struggled with in the past and am to this day, at 34 years of age, still trying to figure out how to cope with it. Frankly, this post is mainly for me to consolidate and reflect on my thoughts but hopefully it’s helpful to you too.

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