This is an introductory note, and a test in some ways as well…
Just like any other day there has been a number of transitions and challenges. One of my main concerns, as it likely is for the majority – is to make money and put food on the table, a roof over my head, etcetera. I have a normal income as an electrician. Problem is: I am out with an injury and on top of that I have ambitions to go back to university and find new ways to make money. It is not that I am not making money in my current career, but that I am gravitating to my interests in psychology and philosophy – and to finding more purpose in my goals. I want to help people with psychological issues. I find myself having insight that may be useful to others. This has been consistent. Optimism has been a mission of mine as far back as I can remember.
I have recently assembled a collection of lyrics and poetry which I am going to post. I will post piece by piece, with some descriptions and many pictures that I have taken (a few pics from my dad). I hope that this will be helpful, or at least allow me to share about ways that I have coped (and found successes) in my life.
In this first note, I will tell a bit about the collection. I have the approximate date for a number of the poems, also having many recent entries. However, a lot of the poems had no dates, but were in my attic, garage or in my attaché case, which I recently entered into my laptop. There are a number of poems which have still to be entered. We will see how long this blog continues…
The introductory poem here, was just on a random piece of paper:
Turn me into ice water cold
Quietly I walk across the floor
A sound outside, a car rumbles far beyond the door,
Given night beside the day, I couldn’t ask for more,
With everything in motion, silently I wait,
Isolated showers trickle past the window pane,
And almost softly I think about the day…
This is about awareness, and influenced by the rainy climate that I live in. I am also considering how close we are to the outside world – even in our own homes. We can find ourselves facing the elements at any given moment. Awareness is one of the main themes of my collection, and I have identified four themes to start off with: Challenge, Awareness, Perseverance and Love. These are the tools towards progress and recovery as I will address in my next blogs. Optimism definitely fits in there.