Month: July 2014

A rose by any other name…

Last evening, I started drafting a post for today. It was a good start, it had positive statements, plans for projects, I talked about my friends. The usual stuff I love writing about and you love reading about. It was a draft I was planning on reviewing and improving today. Later in the evening, this happened: When I saw my friend Joda’s post (or @krisiku, if you’re on Twitter), my first reaction was to believe I had misread it, as you can see. Oh, yes, that’s me… That’s the name everyone calls me in real life. Weird, huh? Ha-ha! Go ahead, click on the image, click on it! And read. I know that replacing characters with newer, better, sleeker, hotter, up-to-dater versions is not a new concept. It’s been done time after time. That’s one of the reasons X-Men have so many different series with parallel universes and stuff like that. You have a character, then you get bored writing about it, you kill it or do something to them so that a new character …

Everything’s coming up Marta!

Gosh I’m tired. Properly tired. Last night I couldn’t sleep very well, but I still managed to get up early this morning. When I say early I mean early. I was up at 6am. I had decided to start meditating and doing some light yoga, and so I started this morning. I am following two different apps, one for meditation and another one for yoga. Last night, I meditated for the first time in months (I had never got to the point of making a habit out of it anyway, I don’t want you to think I was some sort of balanced person) and it felt terrible. At some point, breathing became difficult, like my ribs were pressing on my lungs and I didn’t have enough space for oxygen. I did the 10 minutes of the session and went to bed. This morning, I was a bit apprehensive. I was thinking that maybe meditation is just not for me. However, I tried. It was so much better. I felt comfortable and relaxed. Score! After that, …

Things that make me happy (part I)

Hi there! How is it going lately? Depending on where you are located, you might be enjoying a great hot summer, or maybe you’re keeping indoors… or you’re unsure because, you know, UK weather! These days, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking (uh-oh…) because, you see, there are tons of angry people out there. Angry people make me sad. I don’t like angry people. Wherever you go, there are people arguing, shouting, complaining, criticising… Where do they get all the energy from? Seriously! Don’t get me wrong, I do get angry. However, I usually try to see the other person’s point of view, and even so, it’s more frustration than anger. I usually go as in “that annoys me so much” but I rarely shout at people. I rarely get angry-angry. Sometimes I do, and that makes me sad… I don’t like angry people, remember? It’s on those moments when I need to force myself to take a step back, and analyse why I’m having that reaction. It’s also on those moments when I …