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Slowing down automated living with rituals.

I've recently received two gifts that have quickly become the cornerstone of my morning routine: a vintage vinyl record player and an espresso machine. Every morning, I crawl out of bed 30 minutes earlier than usual, and stumble sleepily into my living room to strategically select a record from my quickly growing collection to set… Continue reading Slowing down automated living with rituals.

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T-minus 117 days: I am Dilbert.

(I never understood Dilbert comics as a kid, until my life became a Dilbert comic. And now I laugh  so hard I cry a little whenever one of my fellow cube slaves graces my inbox with one.)          

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T-minus 118 days: A slightly less vague semblance of an escape plan.

In case you weren't able to decipher my escape plan from my brilliant doodle, this is what I've got "figured out" so far... 1. Shit I know I have to do: Move out of Toronto (*insert gasp from anyone who knows me*) Embrace a more minimalist lifestyle 2. Shit I still need to figure out:… Continue reading T-minus 118 days: A slightly less vague semblance of an escape plan.

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T-minus 124 days: Have to vs. get to…

So many times over the last week I've caught myself in a steady stream of  begrudging "I have tos." I have to get up early and work on my blog/business plan/course work/job search. I have to go to work in 15 minutes. I have to come home and read the stack of books on my… Continue reading T-minus 124 days: Have to vs. get to…

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T-minus 126 days: When the going gets tough…

...I usually give up and concede to another few months of cubicle life until I get so sick of water cooler chit-chat again that I come up with another seemingly-awesome idea which I inevitably give up on and so on. You get the point. So what's different this time? Beyond the giant pile of self-help… Continue reading T-minus 126 days: When the going gets tough…

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T-minus 128 days: Top 10 things I’m currently scared of…

10. WORMS 9. Quitting my job and becoming financially dependent on somebody else 8. The Chucky movies (I successfully hyperlinked that without actually looking at the article - huzzah!) 7. My lack of basic survival skills during the off-chance of a zombie apocalypse 6. Karaoke 5. The five seconds before a plane's wheels land on the… Continue reading T-minus 128 days: Top 10 things I’m currently scared of…

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I can do anything…

...but not everything. And that is where the trouble begins (or rather, never starts). As the years pass, the more I realize that I must let go of ghost ships of lives not lived; paths not taken. In my attempt to not commit any mistakes, I stand at the precipice of the multi-faceted person I… Continue reading I can do anything…