Week One of “Back to the Trenches”

You know, having over a week off really nails down how much you’re not in love with your job or your commute. Being sick for well over a week also grants you the opportunity to think about what things you really enjoy spending your time doing. What activities make you feel productive? What activities make…

Word of the Day: Hand Geven

An expression meaning “to shake hands”. Just in keeping with my theme of perverting the words meaning to my own feelings… Today I’m going hand geven with my body. It’s faced years of unnecessary and unproductive loathing when all I had to do was care for it. I’m truly blessed to have a healthy body,…

Word of the Day: Het Schild

A noun meaning “shield” something to protect someone from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience. A perfect word for the last few weeks, I have been using so many factors in my life as a shield. My unhappiness in my current job, being jet-lagged from my trip, the problems friends are having, the lack of…

Word of the Day: Omstreden

An adjective meaning “controversial”. A lot of our world is filled with controversy, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. Where there’s Controversy or omstreden there is clearly a need for change. But sometimes we need to have a break from it. A healthy outlet, a place to escape to. Be that going for a…