My current definition of bliss is:

– turning on the computer in the morning and discovering that not a single new email has arrived in my work mailbox;

– having enough time to sort my teas and organize my pantry;

– knowing that for the first time in my life I have all the New Year’s gifts prepared ahead of time;

– lying on my new bed with a mask on my face and a juice by my side, reading a book, taking notes, and watching old movies on my computer;

– receiving secondary sources for my new article;

– having a lot of time to read for pleasure;

– realizing that I won’t have to teach 4 courses ever again.

3 thoughts on “Bliss

  1. It really is a refreshing feeling knowing that you’ll be able to sleep in and spend much needed time with family and friends. I’m sort of in the same boat.

    Yesterday, I stood up for I believed in and no evaluation papers or anything had been signed. Thanks for giving me the courage I needed to speak my mind about all the things that have been frustrating me for the past few months about my family. I truly proved how much of a man I truly am. I am definitely not crazy or mentally ill and my family was trying to play it up so I can get SSI services.


    1. No, the last thing you are is crazy. To the contrary, you are obviously a very rational, reasonable and strong individual. I think it’s great that you stood up for yourself and defended you right to be your own person. This is a great way to begin your life as an adult.


      1. Thank you for the encouragement. Lately, I’ve had a lot of people tell me how well I’m able to analyze other people and their intentions and motivations. Many of them were surprised at how much intellect I already have at the age of 18. Personally, I try to be very humble about it since I still have quite a lot to learn and I never really saw myself as being that smart anyway. It’s kind of sad how my own sister has no concept of what an autodidact does and how beneficial self education can truly be. She blindly concluded that I had been doing ‘nothing’ for all these months when I’ve really been doing quite the opposite. My family isn’t in the financial position to be able to go anywhere we want, so I’ve kept my mind occupied through quite a lot of reading, carefully planning out my college studies blogging and the occasional walk until I start school next month.

        I even took some online personality quizzes and determined that I’m either a determined realist or an analytical thinker. I like to think of myself as between the two categories.


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