Spencer Richard

Category - on Life

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What I’m Afraid Of

Lately things have felt different for me in my life. I think I’m struggling with depression again, as if depression were some kind of compulsion beyond my control. The truth is that people feel down sometimes and that’s normal. I am...

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Thankful

I have lots to be thankful for this year. This last weekend was, besides Canadian Thanksgiving, the weekend of my daughter’s first birthday, and mine and my wife’s 2nd anniversary. On top of those wonderful things, my Kickstarter...

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That Horrible Word: Busy

The age old dilemma is summarized best with these simple words: “What do I do now?” Lately I’ve been very busy with work and family but I feel this nagging sensation that being busy  is about as noble as it sounds...

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Self-Improvement?

Photo credit: Rachel Yan Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books focused on self-improvement. It’s put me in this odd state of being where I go about life as I normally do but find myself caught in deep contemplation without...

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Self-Harm

When I was a teenager, there was a period in time that I physically harmed myself. I was never extreme as one might think, since even the words self-harm conjure up a thousand horrors, but I got into the habit of getting depressed, purposefully...

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The Return

Life has taken some turns on me lately. I’ll take you to the beginning… Not the literal beginning because I get queasy thinking about that, but rather the beginning of my disappearance from the website. It all starts around the end...

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Why I Quit University

As I type this at 1:30am on a Sunday night, I gingerly slice up a microwaved cheese-smokey for consumption, and I ponder everything. I have just arisen from bed where my wife is surely still awake due to my incessant back-cracking and shifting...