Last week came with a massive setback that derailed some cool plans I had put in motion. It was obviously very frustrating and did not feel very good at all.
I sat and moped for a while, cursing my luck. Cursing all the poor advice I received. Cursing every silly decision I made.
I realized that I’m an almost-30-year-old adult responsible for his own life. So I decided to stop moping and just watch some TV.
I did that.
Then I started moping again.
Then I decided to stop moping and play some video games.
I did that too.
And then I started moping again, albeit a bit less this time.
I made some music. Forced myself to take a nap. Went for an aimless walk. And slowly but steadily, without even thinking about it, I saw the outlines of some backup plans starting to emerge. 😀
Now these backup plans may or may not work 🤷♂️. But just the act of not fixating on a problem was something new for me because I am a hyper-worrier and usually nitpick and dissect problems endlessly.
Alright, without further ado, poem starts in 3… 2… 1!
Here it is in text format, in case you can’t watch the video just yet.
When life gets just a tad too rough, a tad too tough. You've had enough. 😢 When life gets just an inch too dull, And in your skull you feel a lull. 😶 When life gets just a bit too grim or dim, or other synonyms. 📚 Let go, my friend, it ain't no crime. Sometimes, it's good to waste some time. ⏳
That’s it! Thanks for reading Hello Universe this week.
Wish me luck for the backup plans and pray on my behalf that things go smoothly this time! 🙏🙏
Check out “Some Fun Stuff” below…
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Some fun stuff:
This is a place where I share something cool to read, something cool to listen to, and something cool to watch! The underlined words are links that you can click to visit the recommended content.
Ever wondered how extremely powerful people sound when they text each other? Turns out they sound very similar to us. Check out these texts 👆between Musk and Page, or here's another example where he texts a co-founder of Airbnb.
2. Listen to Mojito Et Cigare Cubain by Degiheugi: Mellifluous music that promises to make you melt. Degiheugi is a legend. 🎶
3. Watch Scrat from Ice Age finally get the nut:
You remember Scrat, don't you? That scampering squirrel with an unhealthy obsession for nuts? Sadly, Blue Sky Studios, the company behind these films was shut down last year by Disney. I think this final 30 second video from the team is a great sign-off to the legacy of the heart-warming adventures that they took us on in the Ice Age movies. Love you Scrat ❤ 📺
I would love it if you also shared some fun stuff that you love to read/ listen to/ watch across the internet, down in the comments.
See you next week!