By Troy Headrick It’s funny the things that inspire me, that trigger an idea that then turns into a piece of writing or a work of art. A couple of days ago, I saw a series of photographs of Donald Trump, America’s pathetic president, playing golf about the same time the nation was expecting its... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick I want to thank my parents and grandparents for bringing me up the way they did. The lessons they taught and the skills they instilled are serving me well at this challenging time. In fact, they have always served me well. Until the age of eight, I was an only child. I... Continue Reading →
Hi all, I have been thinking of something lately. If someone asked me who I am, what would I say? Other than the obvious demographic information of course. And I realized I do not have a good answer to that. I tried to define myself without association to anyone or any job. Assume I am... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | I'm sure you've heard the phrases "live in the moment," or "just live in the now." Easier said than done. The irony remains, the more you think about living in the moment, the less you can actually live in the moment.
By Troy Headrick In my last blog, “Some Musings on the Concept of ‘Normal,’” I had an interesting exchange, in the comments section, with Danielle Davis, a really talented blogger who writes at The Nurse's Heart. Danielle wrote: Thank you for the honest perspective. I am personally enjoying this pause in “normal life” and looking... Continue Reading →
Hi all, This week's post is a collaboration post. Khizer and I wrote this post together. Go check his blog. If you like Pointlessoverthinking, you will like his posts as well. He posts about self-reflection, personal development etc. and he is very insightful at that. Having said that, enjoy the post below and let me... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick With the exception of LinkedIn, I’ve totally gotten off of social media. When I quit posting on Twitter and Facebook—quite a long time ago now—I went cold turkey and stayed clean for many months. Early in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 situation was beginning to ramp up in the United States,... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone, Welcome to another Sunday post about my quarantine reflections! This is turning into a weekly report of what I contemplate most on that given week. In my post last week (here), I talked about emotional ups and downs quarantine is causing us to experience. So, this week, I thought a bit more on... Continue Reading →
Hi all, How is everyone doing? I think most of us got used to this quarantine changes. That is what I feel, at least. But I have been noticing some things that tell me I am not fully adapted in my subconscious yet. One such point is that I have cycles of feeling good and... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick I had this strange experience—perhaps it would be more apropos to call it an epiphany?—this morning. Part of its strangeness was that I’d already had a similar realization several times before. Can something be called an epiphany if it keeps recurring? I’m referring to the sudden realization of how strange everything is... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | We all believe we have control over our life, enough to make daily decisions to influence it for the better. But when we reach the extent of that control, have we learned to let go?
Hi everyone, How is your quarantine going? Let’s talk about one specific aspect of this suddenly-imposed-on-us: how things that we thought were so important and we could not live without went out of our lives. A small change for me is cappuccino. I am not a huge coffee person. But I would want to have... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick I’ve been AWOL for about a month. Now that I’ve shown back up for duty, I need to begin with an explanation. And an apology (or two). I’d like to accurately recreate the experiences I’ve had these past several weeks, but everything blurs together in my mind. About three weeks or so... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! Until recently, I have struggled with the idea of an ‘uncertain future’. I grew up in a family of government workers. In Turkey, if you work for the government, you are guaranteed for life. You have job security, full health care coverage etc. So, I valued guaranteeing things. But I also have this... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! This post will be me asking you guys for suggestions. With the quarantine, I realized how much of my time I was wasting just going around. My life before the quarantine for this semester was not so much different than now, but in my ‘free’ time, I would just go here and there... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | There is an oxymoron within us all that assumes position as we determine our goals. This is when the battle between self-belief and self-doubt comes alive.
Hi all! It has been a while since we met here and so much has happened in between! I want to talk about the situation lately but from a more positive perspective. I am not trying to downplay the tragedy that is happening but just to focus on the brighter side. Disclaimer: What I will... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | I don't think anyone of us could've ever guessed these events would escalate so quickly, but they did. It's easy to feel disheartened by all of this, but we all have a choice: