Showing posts from January, 2020

Thinking outside the box

I’m an artist.   As an artist and creative person I enjoy constantly learning and reflecting on things. I like to learn from a whole bunch of subjects all at the same time. When I was in high school I chose to do as many different subjects as I could. I did all the sciences: Chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics. I did French because I love to learn languages. I did English because I love to write and read and I was really good at writing essays. I did extension English and maths, people told me that it’s good for your ATAR (score to get into uni in NSW) to do them but really I just wanted to because I thought they would be interesting.   When I got to uni and started my degree in science, I started the track down specialising, but I resisted it all the time. I continued to do physics, maths, biology and chemistry and I added planetary science and astrophysics to my science knowledge, I even took a philosophy of astrophysics course that was aptly titled philosophy of t

Seasonal Depression and Hygge

I have seasonal depression (or seasonal affective disorder ). My mood fluctuates drastically based on the weather and the amount of sunlight I am getting. The holidays have been hell for this because of the amount of alone time and lack of structure to my day. During the holidays I was waking up at around 11am (because I stayed up late playing video games). Its winter here in London so I had about 4-5 hours of sunlight left after waking up, which on most days was masked by overcast clouds, typical of London.   Now, if I had been doing yoga or exercise in this time, I would have felt a lot better, but it was the holidays and I couldn’t bring myself to do anything that required effort and it was hard enough to get out of bed in the first place. The idea of going back to work and being an adult again seemed foreign and impossible to me. But I couldn’t wait for the return to normal habits and the return of social activity.   Things are getting back to normal and are a little

New Year, New Decade, More Blogging

Greetings friends!   I don’t know about you but my Christmas holidays consisted mostly of playing the Witcher 3: Wild hunt after binge watching the Witcher on Netflix. I’m guessing there’s quite a few people out there that could say the same, after all, the Witcher is so damn good! (So good in fact that I watched it twice through) The majority of the time was spent being a total slob and not taking care of myself as an adult. Which is fine, don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of it. But its not sustainable and at some point I had to get back into the mindset of an adult and start showering and eating healthy again.   The way that I get back to business as usual is by going to the gym again, getting back into that whole self discipline thing with the easy stuff, like lifting things and putting them down again. And moving my feet. But at some point I also have to start planning like an adult and thinking about what the new year will bring with it. I’ve started doing

Train like a Witcher and become your true Viking self

If there’s one thing that motivates me to do things in life, it’s obsessions. Right now I’m obsessed with a few things in particular: The Witcher, Vikings, and Gym. I’m combining my obsessions for an even greater chance of actually doing something useful with them. I know what you’re thinking: are you going to drink like a viking? First of all I don’t have a horn to drink out of, I wish I did but I don’t. Secondly, I’d prefer to fight like a viking, the drinking can come later. There’s something about walking into a gym with confidence, with the anger in your belly, the fuel to throw your body into any physically demanding challenge and win. I want to be strong. And muscular. I want to have Henry Cavil’s body, the Witcher’s body. I’ll settle for the female equivalent of the Witcher’s body. There’s something so invigorating about gym, about running and lifting, pushing and pulling. About being the best viking version of myself. It’s this feeling down deep inside you that you’r