Future Plans

Making plans for the future is exciting. The process can be filled with hope, passion and energy but also fear. There needs to be tension between the two sides. If the emotional balance is out of sync, things can go wrong. Too much fear can freeze our decision-making. We’re filled with anxiety and worry. The [...]

Running Out Of Ideas

Now and again, I'm overwhelmed with a great fear of running out of ideas for my daily blog. There's nothing left to say. My brain is empty. I've failed to notice and note anything down all day.  This fear can freeze me and I worry about the day when there's no daily blog post. But [...]

Remain In Me

Last Sunday, I "went to mass" in Colombia on Youtube.  The priest spoke in his sermon about how we, as human beings, struggle with change. Yet, we're constantly changing and desire novelty. We fear change, but we don't want to stay in certain places, in certain jobs and with certain people. We're striving for happiness [...]

Nothing To Say

Sometimes, I worry I’ve got nothing of value to write and say in this blog. The fear of sufficiency freezes me and I sit staring at my laptop. A voice inside tells me: “You’ve already written that blog post. No one will want to read that.” Yet nowadays, with social media, everyone has a microphone. [...]

Afraid To Say It

One thing I’m sometimes ashamed to admit is that I study Catalan. As I’m coming to the end of my university degree, I’ve had a few conversations recently with people (often older folk!) who have been asking me about my plans for the future.  “What are you studying?”  “What are you going to do with [...]

Ask Your Question

Last week, I attended a video conference with a Valencian musician called Xavi Sarrià. He recently recorded the soundtrack for a film about the murder of a pro-Catalan Independence and anti-fascist boy in the 1990s. His family and friends have been fighting for nearly 30 years to have his story told and it was fascinating [...]

FOWOT and FOWOWS

I’ve written extensively in this blog about my concerns about social media. I try to use this medium to share my thoughts. I don't want to conform to how the algorithms and social media corporations want us to use their platforms. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I fear and worry about [...]