I have setup a little shop featuring five of my photographs for $2 per print. Hopefully, if these prove to be popular (my self-set goal is to sell at least 100 prints per photo), then I’ll upgrade my account to include more photos. You can visit my little shop here. Enjoy!
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There has been an increase in simplicity in my lifestyle since the festive new year’s beginnings. Unexpected but not unwelcome, the weight of time chafes uncomfortably with the original ‘must-adhere to’ schedule for the remainder of 2014. As a result, shuffling this boatload quantity of hourglass sand grains into little tugboats coursing through the river of time has preoccupied thoughtful reveries instead of writing.
Sections of time has been set aside for explorations of secondhand bookstores, those old-fashioned hideaway that appeal to old-time loyal authors and budding writers, and are often a trove of discovery. A bookstores that fulfils the stereotype of being filled with no-notions of organization among the shelves and towering piles, appealing to navigation of wayward feet and latent skills jenga blocks to select one or two curious titles.
For the first few weeks of 2014, several well-worn and binding hard book cover designs are an evolving set of bedtime paramour. These have consisted of a devouring at a rapid pace of a la Cloud Atlas diet, pausing in-between pages of Thoreau’s Walden, and shuffling through the What Katy Did series of old century european travels to the American mindset. As a reminder of the human condition of foils and struggles of morality, the latest to add to the cozy home book collection are Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Just a little visual reminder of the Most Important Things To Focus on a Daily Basis.
- iMessages (instant communication with a phone number or email address)
- Agenda 3 (time management and instant on-the-moment scheduling for meetings)
- Simplenote (write it down quickly without waiting for the app to load or messy keyboard)
Thus far, the 2014 year is the feeling of standing on the shore and watching, the tidal waves ebbing at your feet slowly, slowly ever growing into a large tsunami: will it overreach my head, submerge my conscious ideals into the depths.. or, at least, build a large enough wave that you can comfortably hang ten on while surfing in Hawaii?
Type type Hello 2014.
New Year’s Eve is the beginning of a night wistfully chasing stars, constellations and satellites.
Since two years ago, on a boat cruise quietly bobbing up and down on False Creek, these end of december and wintertime celebrations have forgone the social aspects and are spent at home, mostly pigging out on several varieties of cheesecake, leftover chocolate candy and the occasional slices of baked ham or two, bits from cheese platters and sparkling cider.
New Year’s Day, however, is the beginning of a lifetime of chasing intrepid adventures.
Our New Year’s resolutions for a better lifestyle should not be only limited to a seasonal tradition. Instead, our attention should be directed towards the integration of a series of healthy patterns of behaviours and habits, that would minimize our levels of health-related stress, toxic relationships, financial debt and so forth, in order that we would regain our internal locus of control, and subsequently be relieved of the unrealistic expectations and negativity.
Keeping this in mind has been my personal set of resolutions for 2013, and to achieve this goal I’ve been following the Zen Habits blog’s 52 Changes guidebook, the Sea Change program, and rereading avidly Gretchen’s The Happiness Project (temporarily on loan to a friend in need), for the entirety of this past year.