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:: Saturday, October 29, 2005 ::
As I sat drinking my tea this morning, reading about NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto's activists, I started to think about, selfishly, me.
What was I planning to do today? Clean my apartment? Maybe work on some financial stuff that I've been meaning to get to, get a haircut, talk to my boyfriend, create another posting for my timeshare.
Me, my, mine.
When's the last time I did anything for someone else? For this city I live in and my neighbours who share it with me? When's the last time I actually felt that these cohabitants were actually my neighbours?
Reading about the best Toronto activists, I felt a little small.
Yes, I'm busy. I'm busy working for me. I'm working on my career, my voice, my apartment, my financial future.
Where's the inspiration? Where's my commitment to the human race, or just to improving life in the place I live? (Think global, act local, afterall.)
My parents have always been involved. They've coached soccer and hockey teams, even running the organizations, providing the recreational opportunities that are so important in keeping kids engaged and motivated instead of seeking their sense of belonging in more destructive ways. They've been involved with their church, with charity organizations, donating their time and money quite selflessly.
Haven't I learned from them?
Perhaps this is why I feel so uninspired by life right now. It's difficult to feel the purpose of an existence when it consists of so many historically unimportant elements, when it touches so few.
I think it might be time to contribute to something larger than myself, so that I can begin to look at life as a shared existence and adventure instead of a solo slog.
:: Cathy 6:48 AM [+] :: 2 comments
:: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 ::
Another day of rain.
It's getting downright depressing. I haven't been able to ride my bike home from work yet. I think my bike's been there over a week!
I think the lack of exercise is starting to get to me.
I long for the sunshine.
I really quite loathe cold weather. I am just NOT a cute fall girl. I don't look that great in turtlenecks, the fleece doesn't fly in the office and I feel bulky in layers.
Fall. Quite the fashion dilemma.
:: Cathy 7:43 PM [+] :: 1 comments
:: Sunday, October 23, 2005 ::
These include photos from our hike around Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park. It was a gorgeous spot, but damn, it was cold. I suppose that's what you get when you hike in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains.
Remind me next time to go prepared with better hiking clothes. You'll see my glamourous hiking outfits later in the set. Oi.
On second thought, maybe don't look at them. They'll totally shatter my image as a fashionista.
I can just hear LouLou magazine (my fluff mag of choice) shuddering in their designer ensemble.
:: Cathy 7:40 AM [+] :: 1 comments