This blog post is going to be three stories, each which, as time has gone on, taught me some pretty significant things about life.
The first story taught me about perspectives.
The second story taught me about adventure.
The third story taught me about kindness.
Continue reading “How to Travel Europe – Part 2 : Hiking Tips From Austrians”
Almost three months ago ( to the day ), my wonderful wife and I embarked on a journey to the magical land of “Europe”.
We had finished all our planning – the Airbnb’s, the seven hour bus rides from city to city, and packed our backpacks to the brim – and we set out. And it’s kinda true what Bilbo said, about it being dangerous going out your front door because there’s no knowing where you might get swept off to.
Continue reading “How to Travel Europe – Part 1 : Is It Really Life Changing ?”
Jordan Peterson has become notoriously famous over the past year or so. Mostly for things he won’t say – and he says a lot about things he won’t say. And he has great reasons.
But he is a lot more than the notoriety he has gained. Continue reading “How-to Find Your Purpose – Part 6 : Jordan Peterson’s Rules For Living”
About six months ago I wrote a poem.
It was while I was struggling to think through what I was going to do next in my life – so I figured, why not express myself in rhyme ? It worked for Keats and Whitman, why not me?
Continue reading “How-to Find Your Purpose – Part 5 : A Poem I Wrote”
I grew up going to church.
And if you ever want to be rhythmically bored as a nine year old, sit through 50 minute sermons. Week after week, Sunday after Sunday, after singing some hymns, I would sit through the 50 minutes. I don’t really remember much of the subject matter from those hour long homilies, and I was mostly bored because I was only nine.
At that time there wasn’t dad’s iPad to play Angry Birds on. Mom didn’t have a phone to look at pictures or read on. Nothing. I had one activity that I often used to alleviate my boredom : doodling.
Continue reading “How-to Be Productive – Part 2 : Being Bored”
If you read this, you’d know that East of Eden is one of my favourite books of all time. Even with that, it’s amazing how quickly I forget some of the best passages in there. I guess that’s why this quote will always be true :
“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
– CS Lewis
Continue reading “How-to Find Your Purpose – Part 4 : Steinbeck and the Story of Life”
It’s officially been 24 days since I quit my job.
Well, 24 days since I put in my two-week’s notice.
And this is officially day 10 of not having my old job. It’s an interesting feeling, to say the least, having time to yourself and calm, relaxing mornings back on the agenda regularly.
But before I pulled the proverbial trigger, I tried to research “how-to quit your job”. And the search results were…??? Continue reading “How-to : Quit Your Job”
Click-Bait Answers ?
If you’re like me, you hate click-bait articles. 5 ways to get 20-inch pythons ( those are biceps for those of you who don’t pump iron ). 6 ways to get a weird view on politics from a super biased journal. The ONE thing you need to do to lose weight while eating Big Macs and Doritos. It’s all the same. If you google “How to Find Your Purpose”, most, if not all of them are this.
I get that. I want to be able to ask myself a couple questions and think I’ve got everything sorted. Continue reading “How to Find Your Purpose – Part 3 : Not 7 Questions to Ask”
Prelude to Definitions
For the most part, I have spent my life pretty unsatisfied with answers given to me. Part of that is not my fault and part of it is. What I mean is this : sometimes people have bad answers and sometimes people have bad questions. Continue reading “How to Find Your Purpose – Part 2 : What is it, Really ?”
“Have I ever steered you wrong?”
This is the classic movie line that comes right before advice – advice that needs to be followed. Advice is a tricky topic, especially as it relates to people and their purpose in life. It’s tricky because any sort of guidance coming from someone else needs to depend on something. A person can only give as much advice as the wisdom and experience they have.
Continue reading “How to Find Your Purpose – Part 1 : Why Should You Find Your Purpose ?”