Half asleep half awake.

Hope you’re having a lovely evening!

I’m finally back home and in my own bed. You know that feeling where you’ve been away from home for a while and you get in your bed after ages of not being in it, and it feels like absolute heaven? Cause same.

So I went to stay with my uncle for a night the other day, and he’s currently renting a room in Godmanchester. We had a nice old evening and when it comes to bedtime I lay there staring at the ceiling. I felt so tired, yet so wide awake, which didn’t make sense considering I’d been doing stuff all day.

I decided to try and look into it, and apparently when you sleep somewhere new for the first time, you dont actually sleep properly. Your brain goes into this half defence mode because you’re not sure if it’s dangerous (even if it’s obviously safe). So when you’re staying somewhere new, you’re gonna get a shitty night’s sleep.

I slept in two new locations consecutively and I’m dying, no idea how im gonna survive when I go traveling!

Peace ♥️

-Jrod

Teachings from a wise uncle.

Good evening beauties,

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend! I’ve had the pleasure of spending the night with my uncle in Godmanchester, a place just outside of Cambridge. It’s absolutely gorgeous here, rivers, meadows, blossom trees, a true haven.

I love spending time with my Uncle, he’s been through a lot and come a long way from his beginings in Vitoria, Brasil. He’s battled with mental health issues and now he’s in charge of massive civil engineering contracts. The sheer dedication this guy has is unreal, just by being around him you’ll feel motivated and ready to start a career.

He’s taught me a lot of lessons about life and the importance of hard work, dedication and dicipline. If you want something, no one is going to give it to you. He also stresses that you need to chase genuine happiness, everything else is a bonus. Money is good, but not a necessity, you don’t need to be rich to survive. Is a guy who spends a grand on a night out getting drunk with his friends really that different from someone who buys cheap vodka and gets his friends round for a barbecue?

I honestly wish that everyone could have an uncle like this guy, my words does not do his words justice. As always,

Peace ♥️

-Jrod

Purpose or something like that.

Afternoon guys and gals, it’s Friday!!!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful day, the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and everything feels nice. So yesterday I went to change the guitar strings on my acoustic, and ended up snapping one of the pegs that holds down the strings. I was staring at it and trying to figure out if there was some way I could fix it without waiting to get a new set. Luckily there’s a music shop close by so I brought some, and now I’ve got a fresh sounding acoustic.

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I was trying to figure out if I could use something else as a temporary fix, so I started thinking about it’s purpose. It’s there to hold the strings in place right? But then I thought a little deeper about purpose, what actually is it? You can’t exactly measure purpose or see it, but it’s something we as humans give to ourselves and other objects. For example, is it really a rocks purpose to be used as a paperweight on your desk? Or is it because you say that’s what the rock’s purpose is?

I watched a good ted talk about finding your purpose, and he suggested that finding your purpose is as easy as asking yourself 5 questions: Who am I? What do I do? Who do I do it for? What do they want/need/get from you? How do they change as a result?
A lot of people seem to want to find their purpose in life, it’s kind of the key to happiness. But I think it’s more important to feel like your purpose is needed and important.

If you’re lost and you feel like you don’t have a purpose in life, then that’s perfectly fine. There’s no rule saying you NEED to have a purpose, just relax, have a think about it, and I’m sure it will come in time.

Peace ❤

-Jrod

Buy some exotic niceness.

Good night u sexyness,

I hope you’re having a nice evening, I’ve just woken up from a nap at 11pm, and realised I have an hour to post. There’s no way I’m getting to sleep at a regular time tonight… in other words: I’ve fucked it. On a brighter note though, I’ve completed my uni degree! Honestly never thought I’d see the day, but now I can fully welcome unemployment with open arms.

So I was having a conversation today with an old flatmate about life. It was getting pretty deep and he was complaining about the price of products imported from zimbabwe, his home country. I thought he was just moaning about having to pay more, but he explained that if it wasn’t for people buying those products here in the UK, then the producers of those products go bust. This would mean that his people would be out of jobs and more poverty would be created.

It took me back a little because it made me think about where products actually come from, and the impact on the local communities those products must have. It’s kind of easy to disconnect from these places when all we see of them are some neatly packaged products.

A lot of people wonder how we can help some of the smaller countries, I think buying some of their imported products instead of the big supermarket giants would help support their economy.

Peace ♥️

-Jrod

Praise the sun!

Oi oi saveloy.
Guess who went out and got drunk again last night… If you guessed Jrod you guessed correct. Guess who else had their last exam yesterday… You’re on an absolute roll, it’s me again. So I’m pretty much free for summer now to galavant around in the sun. Which means lots of fruity ciders, late night barbeques, and a lot of messing around in parks.

Whilst summer does bring awesome weather and good times, we can’t forget those days where all of your friends are working and you’re trapped at home bored. How do we combat that pesky Boredom you don’t ask? Well funnily enough I’ve compiled a small list of stuff you could do on these days (Here’s one I made earlier).

1) Go for a walk around nature, favourite nature parks? Nearby forests? Or open Google maps & look for your nearest sizable patch of green.

2) Learn a skill, got an old instrument lying around? Any cook books? Always wanted to speak Japanese?

3) Bake some dank brownies (If you do this you gotta invite me over)

4) Be creative! Make something cool, paint some shit or write a poem or something.

I’m super excited for summer and I hope you guys are too,

Peace ♥️

-Jrod