Category Archives: Play

Life In General:

Thoughts from today on how I got here and where I’m going.

Friends, I worked really hard to follow the prompts for an extended period of time fromย August 5 to Sept 18ย to give myself a bit of a challenge and look at things through a slightly different lens — so if you get the chance to explore and read some of the resulting posts, that would be super cool!

2017 at the office has been intense. Non-stop activity. Incredible support, superb team work, plenty of problem-solving and several lifetimes worth of transitions. My excitement maybe doesn’t translate directly on to the page, but I am so thrilled, and feel so amazingly privileged to work and grow with a phenomenal team of people and contribute to the betterment of society and mental health. I’m gonna cry happy tears (really, this could apply to Life In General, but in regard to this paragraph, I’m speaking of Work in particular). It’s still in progress, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is a beautiful thing. I have no words left.

My space looks like a tornado blew through. A small tornado. That’s what I like about having less stuff– it makes less mess. I don’t know if that classifies as laziness, creativeness, problem-solving, or lack of attachment to extras or all of the above. It works for me though!

I only just realized this, but quality time is such a casual reference to something that is so utterly essential to how I interact with the world and the people in it. And it has been such a joy.

–Sam

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the good life (5)

via Daily Prompt: Disobey

One of the best things about being on my own is that I get to make, break and follow my own rules. Like, occasionally staying up into the small hours or having icecream for dinner. I am also privileged in that for the most part I get to make my own hours for work. So sometimes it’s 9-5 and sometimes not!

Life is good,

–Sam

If, then.

via Daily Prompt: Peculiar

People have peculiar habits and do some pretty strange things.

I can think of a few of mine (1) signing my name at the end of nearly everything in written communication, whether it be comments on a site, a text message or blog post or email. Apparently that’s weird. Personally I find it lends clarity and sincerity to the discussion ๐Ÿ™‚

But generally, if it feels good and it’s not hurting anybody, I say ‘Go for it!’

That’s all, really.

–Sam

being human (3)

via Daily Prompt: Overcome

Maybe… maybe emotion becomes so intense your body just can’t contain it. Your mind and your feelings become too powerful… and your body weeps. (City of Angels, 1998)

I have always loved this quote.

The past week has been a bit of a rollercoaster emotions wise and that’s all I can really say, without getting all mushy. Life is hard sometimes; being human is hard sometimes — but not without it’s rewards, I should add.

An interesting study was recently completed on human emotions. CBC has the article here.

–Sam

How many calories is that?

via Daily Prompt: Crescendo

I had this conversation with myself while listening to an assortment of tunes on Youtube. I couldn’t help become absorbed and as I was in one of the only chairs that allow my feet to touch the floor begin keeping time with my toes.

Pounding the floor with your feet is such a satisfying activity. Hearing the room fill with music is such a powerful thing.

I wonder how many calories fiddlers burn? If you play faster, do you burn more? What if you keep time with your feet, or step-dance, or just move with the music? I’d be interested to see a comparison. Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac come to mind, among others so many amazing musicians that I have had the chance to learn from and even get to know.

Currently celebrating life, more later!

–Sam