A reflection on my birthday about another difficult year, plus book and music recommendations for the winter.
Turning 12 Years Old
> In many respects, she is still in a kid; but in so many others, she isn’t. She
A tough year with more challenges ahead as COVID rears its ugly head once again. Through it all, the fire
> After getting her own phone last year for her birthday, she has spent more time
discovering things for herself than
41 - All Fired Up
Last year, I wrote about walking into the fire [https://www.foursides.ca/40-2].
It seems like such a long
40 - Amor Fati
> The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it.
— Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’
I started this year
Turning 9 Years Old
> She is quite determined to discover the real truth and verify that I know what I
am talking about.
39 - A Resting Leaf
> By finding that balance between work and my personal life, everything feels like
it is coming together for me. It
Turning 8 Years Old
> I have spent the past year learning and practicing mindfulness, and yet it may
be my daughter who is the
38 - Don’t Let Them Use You
> The lesson this year has been: negative energy + negative energy ≠ positive
37- Absence [https://www.foursides.ca/37-absence/]