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October is not a friendly month to be outside. Not, at least, in the city. Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you that sitting on cold concrete is not a pleasant thing to do, but any normal person doesn’t do it for all that long: to really understand the cold you have to be sitting behind a little sign that sums your existence up with pleading black sharpie on the inside of a liquor box. You needed your spine up against the unyielding, spiritless rock, and your tailbone parked uncomfortably on a fold in your jeans, trying to find some variety in the numbness that a thin nylon sleeping bag won’t provide. The real cold doesn’t kick in until you don’t have an option to get away from it, and it takes on that broody, seductive whisper telling you that it’s here for you now, that it will hold you while you fall asleep if you let it, and if you wake up, it will be there waiting.
It has been over one year since I left that eerie house. If I was to describe myself as a person from that year, it would be something like this: "A feeble simple minded peacemaker" Though I still think I have those qualities in me now; stronger that is. The me from a year ago is the me now, but more complex.
There are several advantages of positive thinking. But before we can get there we need to identify the several side effects of negative thinking. Negative thinking can cause several physical symptoms and increase your risk of diseases and a shortened lifespan.
Over the past few years, I’ve been debating on going back to school to get my Masters. Feeling stuck in the place that I’m in, I thought going back to university would light that creative fire. Currently, I’m getting my diploma as well and I have been feeling more motivated (even though it’s taking up some of my time), but I know it’ll pay off in the end.
Goal setting is the true secret to success in any area of life. But although setting a goal may seem simple, achieving it is usually another question altogether.
I like to start off each new year with a word. This can be any word but should be something meaningful that encourages you to begin a new year. With all the unexpected events faced in the year 2020, this was a particularly challenging year to choose my word. Of course, we all look forward to a new year for many reasons and approach each one with positivity. Whether this means a new gym membership, spending more time with family, or dieting, change is usually accompanied with desires for a new year.
What is Confidence? Definition of confidence: A feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something. A sense and belief that someone or something is right and can succeed. The feeling of being sure that something will happen or that something is true. Merriam-Webster
This post has been edited and taken from my website, if you want more content head over there! For those who don’t know me very well, my name is Connor McCorkindale, I’m a 23 year old musician and now I’m a blogger! For those who do know me, I’m sure this is the last project you would imagine me starting, truth be told, I’m a little surprised myself. I have never seen myself as much of an outspoken person, I tend to keep most of my opinions to myself, being a vegan teaches you the skill of choosing when to voice your thoughts! Lately though, I’ve discovered a more creative side to myself, a more focused side.
I am a 51 year old peri-menopausal mom who, in the fall, is going to have an empty nest. I never thought I would even have kids, let alone be faced with the absolute dread of an empty nest. My son is my one-and-only child. The doctors told me I would never be able to get pregnant, and to my (at the time) boyfriend's surprise, Lucas is my true miracle. My husband, Bob, is the very best dad and husband, and I am blessed beyond words for my little family. I spent 16 weeks, yes 4 MONTHS on bedrest with Lucas, which felt like an eternity. And while that was a long-haul.. the next 18 years would go by faster than I could ever imagine.
Exactly one year ago, I moved from town (Honolulu) to the North Shore of Oahu. After spending most of my life in Honolulu, my wife, Kiyari, had randomly been looking at rentals on CL on the Northshore. We were fed up with town. Honolulu had become so overly crowded, expensive, dangerous, and stressed.
I have come across this interesting thought yesterday on Instagram: "We have to be happy with the feeling of discomfort in the process to improve ourselves. We even have the obligation to look forward to it"
Safeguarder NOUN 1. A person who keeps someone or something safe; a protector. A Safeguarder named Shame. Chapter 1 - A Promise of Forever