All posts tagged: happiness

Flock of birds tattoo on shoulder

Tattoo… me

Tonight I’m going to the ballet with Su, and I’m really excited about it! We are going to see La Sylphide, a very old ballet set in Scotland. I had never heard about this ballet, but one of my colleagues had free tickets and she couldn’t attend, so I took them instead. Let’s see, I might write about it on Friday if I think it’s worth a post… Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the ballet is awesome, but since I won’t be able to take notes, I might not remember enough details to write about it; that, and I also know nothing about ballet! I saw they were asking about tattoos in today’s prompt on The Daily Post, Tattoo….You?, and asking what our tattoo means if we have one (and what we would get tattooed if we don’t have one). I don’t know how much I’ve talked about my tattoos (or showed you!), but since it’s a topic I really like, I thought I would write about it. Did you know I have five …

Who are you going to believe in?

I know these past days (weeks) I’ve been a bit on the lower end of the happy scale. I’ve either complained a lot, or disappeared completely. Oops! One of the things I’ve noticed (and I’m sure it’s happened to many of you) is that when you don’t feel great, when your health isn’t what it’s supposed to be, your mind decides that it’s the best time to go in for the kill and really fail you. You start pointing all your flaws out to yourself, or you lose all your self-confidence, or whatever it is that gets your kicks, so to speak. It’s like we enjoy putting ourselves down when we’re already pretty low. Whenever I have the flu or a bad cold, and I’m in bed shivering, with temperature, coughing, sneezing, and overall in not a pretty state, I always notice how weak I’m feeling, and realise how fragile the human body is, and how little I can do to cure myself once I’m sick. True, eating healthy and all that should help prevent …

Book Club #5 – Sophie’s World

There’s something about philosophy that tugs at a deep part in ourselves. I don’t know what it is, or how it works, but it’s there. Maybe it’s just the fact that when we read or discuss philosophical topics our brain is forced to wake up from its lethargy and work towards finding answers. In February, we read Sophie’s World, by Jostein Gaarder, in our book club. I had read this book many years ago in Spanish, when I was still studying, so when someone recommended it I felt curious to read it again, see how I felt about it. This is not your usual novel, it’s not a simple fictional story in which stuff happens and you are brought through the storyline seamlessly and in an easy manner. In Sophie’s World, there is a book inside a book. Actually, there is a book inside a book inside a book. We start by reading about Sophie, a Norwegian girl in the weeks (days?) before her 15th birthday. She receives a strange message in her mailbox that …

Beard Exhibition

Long week

Last week was an intense and interesting one. For one, I learnt a lot about myself, and confirmed as well that I know myself pretty accurately. On Wednesday, someone was recording people at work, for an induction video for new starters. I know I have plenty of issues with being in front of a camera, whether it’s for a photo or for a video, but I volunteered nevertheless because, do one thing that scares you everyday and all that. I recorded the first video, and I hated it. I thought I didn’t look too bad, and my voice wasn’t too terrible, but I could see I was way too nervous and uncomfortable, so I asked to film it again. We went somewhere where there were no people around, and I recorded a new video. I was still a bit uncomfortable, but it felt much more natural. At the end of the day, I volunteered to be filmed in the gym, because they also needed some footage for a wellbeing video. That day, I decided to …