Saturday, 16 October 2010

Evolve or Die II

As promised, here's my lovely new haircut, as best as I can capture on film (digital film? I suppose that saying is out of date). Anyway, it's not some drastic style that I've never had before or anything, but I think it's gonna stick for a while at least. More "young Morrison" than "old I'm about to die Morrison."

Just a little physical manifestation of my current commitment to change some things.

You may be wondering what, exactly, I want to change? I am wondering the same thing, to be honest. However I have a few ideas. A couple have already been implemented....

Step 1: Rearrange the types and amounts of chemicals I'm putting into my body on a daily/weekly/whatever basis. In a nutshell, I think there are too many things I'm imbibing that are just not that good for me. A short list might include caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, aspartame and soft drinks in general, certain types of food, and maybe some other stuff. I'm certainly not against any of these things. I enjoy them constantly! However, I'd like to cut down on all of the above. It's harder than it sounds, particularly for someone like myself who is such a creature of habit. In particular, I really need to find something to drink other than pop that has a little more zing than plain water. What do people drink in this world?

Speaking of being a creature of habit, Step 2 is to break out of my comfort zone more frequently. Go out places aside from my buddies apartments or the same pub I've been to 4000 times already. Try and experience more things. Even if only once or twice a month. This could be as simple as just interacting with other human beings whose names I don't yet know. I'm too old to be intimidated to talk to strangers...but I'm not quite old enough to be so jaded as to wonder why I should bother. However, the latter is often the case. That needs to change. I need an attitude adjustment, mister!

Step 3 or 4 or whatever (I don't know why I'm doing this in list format since it's all interrelated) is simply to stop being so lazy. I have a few friends that are great at motivating me to do things that I wouldn't normally be interested in because hey, I love my couch! I should listen to them more, or learn to self motivate better. This can directly relate to the above, but also counts for things like cleaning up more often and getting groceries before I absolutely HAVE to. Just get off the couch.

Of course, Winter is coming and all of this will seem less important in freezing, snowy weather. However, I've got the restless vibe of Fall singing me it's siren song for now, and I will try to remember that feeling and at least give it a shot. This is the only life I've got, it's time to start living it while I still can.


  1. To answer the drinking question, I live off of V8 and milk (sometimes Silk soy milk, despite not being lactose-intolerant[the almond Silk is delish]). Vitamin water's too sugary so don't bother with that.

  2. Dude, I so understand where you're coming from. Glad to hear you've been inspired to make some changes. Just take it all one step at a time. Be like the squirrel, girl.


  3. haha normally I don't take advice from rock stars (any more) but since it's Jack White, I'll make an exception :D