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Pizza delivery?

My high school friend lives in a fancy apartment right in the heart of Vancouver downtown.  I’ve been in the suburbs for so long now that my dress code is walmart flats, green army jacket, and eyebrows. I didn’t even have lipsticks on.   Needless to say, I felt extremely out of place walking passed the …

Value #1

Honesty I value honesty. It’s pretty high up on my value list. It’s my preferred mode of communication. I’ve had to learn the hard way that most people don’t like the truth. And I’m not interested in being the hated messenger so I’ve learned to keep my observations to myself and be more tactful. My …

Compassion, Empathy, Sympathy

The difference between compassion, empathy, and sympathy. Compassion: it’s an action word, you try to be there for the person. Try to make them feel better through being a good listener. Help support them emotionally or even physically. Empathy: you feel what they feel. Something not everyone has the capacity for. Some may have to …

25 questions

Let’s do a Q&A!  1. What is your best childhood memory? Spending the summer with my friend running around my mom’s work place. She taught at a technical school. We killed a lot of tad poles, climbed trees, caught grasshoppers and behaved like total delinquents because there was no adult supervision.  I think the best …

When I’m silent

I get quiet when I’m trying to control my rage. I also get quiet when I’m deep in thoughts. I didn’t realized that my silence makes B nervous. He always ask “what’s wrong” when I’m not babbling to him. I feel like printing out the quote below and stick it on the front door as …

Blade Runner

I watched this yesterday and it was…meh…I’m no longer interested in going to the theater. I haven’t seen a movie that I really liked in a REALLY long time.  Blade Runner was like all old plot lines conglomerate together. It wasn’t horrible. It was just a “been there, seen that, thought about it already” kinda …

Recharge

Today has been an exhausting day. I had my performance review at work – it went great (IMO). I asked a lot of questions and I learned more about my boss, which made me love her more than I already did. And then I had counselling – which was exhausting as usual. I’ll expand on …

Priorities

I haven’t been sick in a very long time. But I caught the cold over the weekend. B got sick and gave me his cold.  I was like “my immune system is on hyper alert.  I’ll be fine.” I totally over estimated my own strength. I got super sick and have to miss 2 days …

Monkhood

While walking through Walmart yesterday, I felt an overwhelming sadness for how tough life is and how much suffering there are in this world. It doesn’t matter who you are (rich, poor, pretty, ugly…etc),  you can’t escape it. I turned to B and said “I’ve been thinking about pursuing monkhood. What do you about it?” …