To enjoy the future it’s good to get out the past

20150716_170313Nostalgia and nostalgic moments, Wonderful aren’t they? While many of life’s pieces of nostalgia are refreshing to go back to from time to time, if taken to the extreme they could be holding back areas of future progression and you might not have even realised it.

So let’s get into the varying ways an over-extreme love of the old could be holding you back.

Without the ability to connect the past to the present You will constantly be comparing any new experience against times of old. The nostalgic memory will likely be held up as the gold standard of how things were and should be while any new experiences may fail to measure up.

To understand it can impede us enjoying or finding new tastes So you’re a great fan of the Rolling Stones, fantastic. However you might find there’s a whole world of music that’s passing you by constantly if your forever passing up on most other groups of the same genre just to listen to “shine on you crazy diamond” on repeat.

You can stick out to others as being stuck in the past You might not see it but others likely can.

It can hurt you in the perspective of lost time Time cannot be clawed back, no matter how much we might like a 2nd go. By the time realising that re-watching 10 seasons of The Crystal Maze has taken up vast quantities of your time it’s likely going to be too late.

It can limit us creating new nostalgic moments So time spent over focused in nostalgia could be spent on creating new experiences which in due course will turn out to be nostalgic. However you’ll need to “put down the nostalgia to create the nostalgia”. Interesting but true.

Try and discover new content from a group you already like So this one is sort of easy and you don’t have to search for new content. For example I love Pokémon and I’ve got back into it since the days of Kanto (series 1) and the original games. I now have played Pokémon go and Pokémon Sun. All in all its the same Pokémon magic but with extra and updated content that didn’t exist before. This can be used for TV shows, Music groups, Hobbies and clothing brands.

Work on fear of the future For varying reasons some of us may have a fear (or anxiety)of the future. While there is nothing wrong with this it could be holding you back from progressing in life and enjoying new things and concepts.

Overall I think that nostalgia is a great tool for seeing where we have “come from” both individually and societally and if used in the right way serves to teach us something, but getting stuck in it could act as a metaphorical spiders web.

Samantha Eaton

La Reina Razonable

How I discovered my future as a writer – Life path part 2

20160416_155203Hello dear readers

This is a follow-up from my initial post called “Looking for a change of direction

I am writing this follow us as I honestly believe I may well have found my “career path” which can be intertwined with the “life path” also. I’m not suggesting being an article writer is for everyone but I believe the insights will be valuable to readers and the idea and process can be tweaked to fit someone elses circumstances.

I started this blog/website last month and it just feels like the right path now. I have long-held an idea of not only “bettering myself” but potentially being self-employed in some form preferably on something that I’m interested in and will last over long (or unlimited period of time).

I got my first chance of “being my own boss” while working for Avon a few years back. While I had some level of fun selling to friends and family I’m no “social butterfly” and left this after 8 months.

I went back to “day jobs” that were largely unexciting but paid the bills. Weve all been there and while there was nothing wrong with this I was easily interested in something a bit more “me” and preferably had some “creative streak” if I could help it.

Since I’m a train enthusiast I gave sincere thought to starting a railway blog. While It was a fantastic idea from a perspective I had figured you’d have to be an extreme form of rail enthusiast to be able to conjure up enough articles to make it worthwhile and attract an interested base of readers.

Another avenue of writing which potentially caught my interest for a fair while was Alternative (or Conspiracy) Research. I’m keenly interested in this and have been for a number of years. There were a few things that put me off. The first was the endless fact checking that needs to be carried out to be seen as credible by those who hold and interest for this genre. The second is there’s a lot of finger-pointing and negativity within the genere and I’d love to keep my site reasonably light-hearted where possible.

So I created this website in the latter end of June 2016. I feel that the format I have taken is the best path for myself as I feel I write the best when I am solving problems for others both in a light-hearted way and on mostly intuition and thoughts that come to me naturally. This is also exciting as I honestly don’t know what my future articles will be with exception to ones I’m on in the relative here and now, but that’s exciting in a “whats the next twist” way.

The name of this site is Pensamientos de la Reina Razonable, which means thoughts of Queen Reasonable in Spanish. The title of the site has been chosen in order to openly state that I’m here to share whats in my heart space.

I had always known I wanted to do “something I preferred” with a “creative twist” and an ability “to help society or sections of it”. Please understand it’s taken me a fair number of years to get even this far. Realisations such as these simply do not happen quickly for the vast amount of people (myself included) but anyone with a keen interest for improving on what job they have can reach this point should they be willing to embark on this journey of soul-searching. It’s a long journey with periods of despair at times but its worth it.

A key phrase I remeber is “when the head and the heart are at odds, go with the heart” (unknown). This is not only a fantastic piece of advice but the ethos of which this website is created

As for me I’m just getting started

Samantha Eaton

La Reina Razonable