Friday, January 18, 2013


"You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You
 see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument,
 who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really
 not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality
is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and 
these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way. 

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping,
 gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why 
you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and 
be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who 
makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago
 Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything
 that isn’t necessary. ” 

--Julien Smith
Post Script: the blog may be quiet for a few days while I figure out 
where  and how to settle in and settle down. But don't you take me 
out of your
 reader just yet. I've got big plans. Big-o plans-o.


  1. Needed to hear these words today. Thank you! Hope you're settling in and adjusting (and getting your fill of meat!)

    1. I'm pretty sure my blood lust days are about over, or so says the bag of kale in my fridge.