Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Does it have to be like this?

I've returned to work after some time out to study. One of the most depressing aspects is going to work in one of these business parks. You essentially have to drive there in a car because usually they can only be found in the middle of a large field.

I don't have a car, so at the end of my 2 hour commute I have a 30 minute walk across a field. I'm enjoying it, as you can imagine.

As I sit on the train, I pass the commuters. Those people, standing on platforms for day after day, year after year.

Does it have to be like this? Sould we be grateful that we aren't starving and that our children are healthy? Or worried that we waste our lives waiting for the 07:52 from Brighton, day after day?

This is a genuine question, as I have not (yet) been brave enough to do anything else either.

Saturday, 15 July 2006

A beginning...

Sitting at my desk on a wet Sunday in London in July I am thinking about how to start a new blog.
I know what I want to do in this blog, the sort of things I want to talk about. They are the things that interest me, that have helped me, that constitute my new direction in life. These things are psychology, the science of well-being, career change, counselling, running and other related thoughts and issues which affect our ability to be happy.
I know the style in which I want to blog, too. I want to be full and frank, open and inquisitive. I want to pose and debate questions which affect a lot of us. I want to be light-hearted at the same time because otherwise I may come across as a strange evangelical.
And evangelical I am not. (Strange possibly).
So how to start this blog? The first thing that I have found to be useful when faced with problems from being unable to make a decision: do something. Anything. Take action. Any action.
See, I’ve started it. Now we’re underway.
Who knows where this will lead, but I hope it will be interesting and worth reading.