Saturday, 4 February 2012



My blog-writing style combines sitting, looking, tea-making, staring, glaring, cursor-moving, cursing, deleting, deleting more, etc. Not a good combo and hence why there has been so little content on the Kactus Plant for some time. However, I have tried to kick my lazy brain into gear to write a little post on a few things that were important for me in 2011.

Coming back from Nepal I had 4000 Nepalese Rupees to my name, BUT it's a closed currency so I couldn't exchange them at Delhi airport or anywhere back home; making me a penniless fool. Instead of seeking out the black market, I tried my very hardest to find a job. Every day I applied for goodness knows how many and by the middle of the second week I'd bagged one at a media agency.

Applying for jobs makes you weary, and you forget who you are when you've looked at your CV one thousand million times and your name just looks wrong and hideous and you come to the conclusion that all fonts are UGLY. One bonus is that you know every synonym for the word 'responsible' and also 'also'. Sign up to all the agencies, talk to all your contacts and take advice from your friends; something always comes along in the end. Even if it isn't perfect, it's something.

Hair cut
I lopped off about 30cm of my hair last year. Felt good. It's nice to chop off something long and dead and the hairdresser will LOVE you. Double-whammy.

Saying 'yes' usually has means good things happen, and if they don't then at least you can just run away and say you tried it.

See previous post here on being an adventurer.

Being brave
Intrinsically linked to the above, being brave is all encompassing. (And now I'm getting lazy...)

Solves all problems. Always. (That's being truthful and to the point, not lazy...)

I read a lot last year, though this was partly due to the fact I had a little too much spare time on my hands and books therefore in my hands. I have the hench new Murakami novel to read at some point but I know I'm going to have to take a few weeks out to dissect it all. There's nothing better to escape reality and plug into a wonderful fiction. I love sub-plots and unicorns.

Ok so that's one post done for 2012. Insightful. Hopefully a few more will follow and I'll stop being so lazy.