Hogmanay, happy?

So you know those articles you read on 'how to be successful' blah shite?  One of the common pieces of advice is to go outside your comfort zone.  Well, I consider 2016 being one big anxiety filled comfort bashing year

The truth is, I am still on a huge come down from Berlin.  A come down from illness and still working my way through stubborn metal health issues that I still don't truly understand. 

I have went through large parts of this year feeling like an alien in my own body and so I do not want to sit here and review 2016 with rose tinted specs.  The world is becoming more fucked up, less compassionate and people are losing themselves daily in social media, it's a digital head in the sand.  And I feel that the wider my eyes open the harder it becomes to truly comprehend it all.  All that pain. 

I do hope your 2016 was great and that you head into the New Year positive and happy but I don't expect that to be the case, just because.  So, if like me you are feeling lost, confused, a little bit broken and just can't be fucked with dealing at times then I am here, others are here, open your mouth and let's start a real conversation.  One that talks about real feelings and the reality of being alive in this western world in this weird era of technology induced numbness and lack of social conscience. 

Take care of yourself, the planet and others that need to be taken care of too. 

Enjoy your Hogmanay! X

6 comments

  • Marcus

    Marcus Brum

    I'm sad you've had a bad 2016, or in fact any year and yes things look dark ahead but I'm noticing people starting to band together, creating their own good and pushing back the darkness. I also think social media helps us connect with allies but also expand our thoughts and opinions. When I'm with friends I focus on them but when I'm alone it helps me connect with others. I'm also ashamed to admit I'll often be slightly more open online or through the medium of messages. It somehow feels less vulnerable. Anyway I hope 2017 is a much better year for you.

    I'm sad you've had a bad 2016, or in fact any year and yes things look dark ahead but I'm noticing people starting to band together, creating their own good and pushing back the darkness. I also think social media helps us connect with allies but also expand our thoughts and opinions. When I'm with friends I focus on them but when I'm alone it helps me connect with others. I'm also ashamed to admit I'll often be slightly more open online or through the medium of messages. It somehow feels less vulnerable. Anyway I hope 2017 is a much better year for you.

  • Rosie Bans

    Rosie Bans

    Thank you Marcus. My year has been a breeze in comparison to many. I am craving, and finding it hard to find, meaningful TRUTHFUL conversations online and so I am spending less time online. I think we have developed a dependancy on social media. A quick fix, instant gratification, 'like' based fix. I hate to think of all the hours of my life I have spend numbing out at the screen, because I would rather sit on the phone on FB than talk to another human... although I certainly appreciate your feelings towards it, and it's positivity in your life. And it's not all bad.

    Thank you Marcus.

    My year has been a breeze in comparison to many. I am craving, and finding it hard to find, meaningful TRUTHFUL conversations online and so I am spending less time online.

    I think we have developed a dependancy on social media. A quick fix, instant gratification, 'like' based fix. I hate to think of all the hours of my life I have spend numbing out at the screen, because I would rather sit on the phone on FB than talk to another human... although I certainly appreciate your feelings towards it, and it's positivity in your life.

    And it's not all bad.

  • andrew

    andrew brum

    Yes I'm in the camp of people who can't decide if social media is a good or bad force on society and peoples lives. In many ways it feels like it has given me yet another social sphere where I just lack the ability to connect with other humans but also it has given me a space to speak out to my friends over the last 12 months or so about how I feel which recently has often been lonely/isolated. I know I spend far too much time logging into FB in the hope of seeing a new message alert and feeling flat when there isn't

    Yes I'm in the camp of people who can't decide if social media is a good or bad force on society and peoples lives. In many ways it feels like it has given me yet another social sphere where I just lack the ability to connect with other humans but also it has given me a space to speak out to my friends over the last 12 months or so about how I feel which recently has often been lonely/isolated. I know I spend far too much time logging into FB in the hope of seeing a new message alert and feeling flat when there isn't

  • Graham

    Graham Glasgow

    Well Rosie It is great for the way you face up to reality and want truth in all its aspects but I would like to say don't give yourself a hard time . . you are amazing as a person of great courage and great ability as a musician and so able with technology and marketing So here's hoping and wishing for a great 2017 for you and hope to bump into each other when we're both doing some huge tours As I said to the Principal of the College when he was having to cull the staff for Tory anti arts policies Don't worry Ronnie I've still to be a star - I'm a late developer I hope you can keep going and get the rewards you deserve Just don't leave it as long as I did - am doing - in fact 😄 🎶

    Well Rosie It is great for the way you face up to reality and want truth in all its aspects but I would like to say don't give yourself a hard time . . you are amazing as a person of great courage and great ability as a musician and so able with technology and marketing So here's hoping and wishing for a great 2017 for you and hope to bump into each other when we're both doing some huge tours As I said to the Principal of the College when he was having to cull the staff for Tory anti arts policies Don't worry Ronnie I've still to be a star - I'm a late developer I hope you can keep going and get the rewards you deserve Just don't leave it as long as I did - am doing - in fact 😄 🎶

  • Rosie Bans

    Rosie Bans

    Thank you Andrew and Graham fro your comments! The great thing about social media is we can all discuss things, our thoughts and feelings, sometimes it hits the spot for me,sometimes it frustrates me more! I am vowing to spend less time online and more time with the people that surround me, THAT is where the interesting stuff is :) Thank you for being involved on this mad wee journey of mines as well, I really appreciate it! xxxxx

    Thank you Andrew and Graham fro your comments!

    The great thing about social media is we can all discuss things, our thoughts and feelings, sometimes it hits the spot for me,sometimes it frustrates me more! I am vowing to spend less time online and more time with the people that surround me, THAT is where the interesting stuff is smile

    Thank you for being involved on this mad wee journey of mines as well, I really appreciate it! xxxxx

  • Ralf

    Ralf

    Well, for me Facebook is mainly a tool for keeping up with the activities of my favourite artists, and without it I would probably never have found you :-)

    Well, for me Facebook is mainly a tool for keeping up with the activities of my favourite artists, and without it I would probably never have found you :-)

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