Little things that feed the flame


‘Flower Pot List’: 14 Gifts to Myself in 2014

You have probably heard of a ‘bucket list’. Well, this is not one of them. Partly, because I do not intend to kick the bucket. (I am not saying I won’t – who knows which day will be our last?) It’s just that this list is of things significantly smaller and less ambitious to be done within a short and very specific timeline. Neither is it a ‘to-do’ list of New Year goals and resolutions. I am calling this my ‘flower pot list’. And I am not kicking anything. No, I am placing ideas of little treats for myself, things that would give me joy and pleasure, and committing to attempt to make them happen throughout the coming year. It is so easy for the days to slip away, filled with daily tasks and duties, that you just forget to make time for things that give you pleasure. So, this is my New Year’s gift for myself – a sunshine yellow mental ‘flower pot’ filled with 14 ideas. They are as follows: Continue reading


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Welcome to My New Home!

A blog is not a book. One cannot write it all and then come up with the suitable title. The first thing one has to do is register a blog name.

When I first decided to start a blog, I thought hard and long to come up with a suitable name. I thought this was such a responsible first step. I needed something that would be easy to pronounce, easy on the ear, be cool and unique, to be noticeable, but also meaningful. I could not come up with anything to my satisfaction.

And then somebody advised me to go and make the first step. Instead of planning the grand entrance, instead of waiting for the whole concept to be well thought out and polished, I was advised to take action here and now. To start writing and worry about the rest later. That’s exactly what I did. Continue reading