Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Escaping the normal routine

I think everyone needs a break and an escape from the normal routine. For some people it can be as simple as changing up the routine for a day. For others it might mean taking a vacation away from home.

An escape for me depends on a lot of things and sometimes it can be as simple as finding a different place to write for a couple of hours. Some escapes can even be as simple as going to a hotel across the city from home for a couple of nights. Other escapes can be doing to Niagara Falls for a long weekend and being a tourist. Sure Niagara Falls can be very busy in the summer but off season it can be a wonderful place to enjoy yourself.

Any escape no matter what you do can make such a difference. It is a means of recharging your personal battery and forgetting about some of the pressures and stress of the normal routine. Being able to forget the things that you can’t do for a couple of days can make such a difference to have you handle things when you get back to your normal routine.

Being able to figure out what works as an escape for you can make such a difference. Knowing what is important to you and what you need in your escape can help a lot. For me, one of the things that I have to do is not over plan my escape. I need to know that the schedule I have for the escape is extremely flexible.

An escape no matter how long it is does come to an end but at least it has been an escape from the normal routine. When you get back to your normal routine things are still going to be there from before you left but at least they may not seem as difficult or overwhelming.

Escaping the normal routine is very important to everyone. Your escape can be different each time or it can be the same but at least it is an escape and that’s what is important.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


There are times that the media just seems to talk about a story or an accident just to much. I understand that the public needs to hear the details so they are comfortable and feel safe again but then it is the number of times that the same details are told.

With the media the stories that are told over and over again are the murder and major accidents but the nice feel good stories are quickly mentioned and then seem to be forgotten. It would be nice if we could get a better blend on the stories. There hare times when it seems that there is nothing good going on in the world but when you check online there is a lot of good happening but it just doesn’t get the mention through the media. I have heard that the media feels that they need good stories to talk about and I feel like a good story is something that isn’t happy it is something bad.

Lately there has been some murders or homicides in the area that seem to be the main thing that has been talked about on the news. Besides that there is now all the public figures that are being accused of sexual misconduct. These are the stores that we are hearing over and over again and they seem to never end.

I understand that people need to know what is going on in their area and if there is a situation that may cause some harm to them but it is the constant repeating of the same information day after day. If there was something new in one of the cases then fine talk about the new information but please don’t show the same tapes that you have shown over the last few days. With the internet now a days if someone has missed something and wants to find out about it they can easily look it up online and get the information that they have missed.

When the media starts repeating the story too many times that is when I turn off the television and find something else to do that I enjoy. Sure we need to hear what is going on in the world but it would be nice to see some of the feeling good stories just a little more often.