All posts tagged: thoughts

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 …

More things that make me happy

So, you know, just when you don’t feel at your best, that’s when you need to make an effort to get back on track, because that’s when it counts. I’m not feeling that happy at the moment, so I thought I’d compile another list of the things that cheer me up, see if it works… I’ll let you know at the bottom of the post! Many of these things aren’t life-changing, they aren’t the things that stop you in your tracks in awe. Many of these things are everyday stuff, supposed to make you smile. To be honest, I’m probably even going to repeat myself when listing some of those, but that’s how life works sometimes. Just a tiny bit of background here… I’m not having the best of times. I seem to be running after my own self, trying to catch up. My health isn’t as good as it could be (nothing life threatening, don’t worry), and whenever I get back up to work out, something else happens that forces me to stop (like …

On possibly being an ambivert, and popcorn.

If you were to ask me whether I’m an introvert or an extrovert, I don’t think I could actually tell you. I’ve read recently there’s a third type of people, ambiverts. Am I one? I have always considered myself shy, since being a kid. Maybe not a really small kid, because I’m told that I used to be very chatty and expressing myself with my hands and stuff like that. I think it all might have started when I joined my second school, the one where I stayed until I was 18. I don’t have many memories of my previous school, to be honest. Mainly, that I used to do gymnastics (not sure how long, but not too long, because I wasn’t good at it, and the instructor was a… not very nice lady), and that I had a bunch of friends. I remember some of them, more or less clearly. I also remember some teachers (there was a scandal about one of them, it seems, not really sure if it was true or not). …

A small hiccup

Once again, I’m in pain. I would like to go a whole month without some sort of injury because, seriously, this is getting old already. The last mishap that’s happened to me is a stiff neck. Yesterday morning I woke up with pain in my neck, from sleeping in a funny way. My alarm went off, I opened my eyes and as usual, swung my arm across to pick up the phone from the floor, by my bed. The pain I felt was excruciating. As it turned out, I had pulled a muscle or something like that during my sleep, and I felt the pain going from somewhere by my shoulder blade, all the way to the base of my head. Not only it hurt, but it also made me slow, showering and getting dressed turned into a challenge. Don’t get me started on riding public transport! Yesterday, we were doing an event at work to which several clients attended and created teams to then participate in an University Challenge style of contest. We hired …