…and a Happy New Year!?

Its that time again. We’re “starting fresh” as if we couldn’t have done that months ago. It’s become a ritual in humans to change with the seasons… and years.. whichever calendar you may follow I still consider them all a ritual; even following no calendar is a ritual if it’s consistent.

As you read this post, I urge you to remember I live in Toronto, Canada, It’s cold and bitter here during winter months and becomes comfortably warm in the middle of the year more than it is hot and humid.

In the months of January to March we are preparing ourselves for this extreme growth spurt, as the warmer months are coming in May-August. We change our habits all the time to adapt in situations, but for some reason the new year MUST be positive. Most holidays are expected to bring positive vibes and that loving energy because we want to see the positive. We want to forget the past year. It’s not that easy though. There is a reason you still remember your first childhood memory, and you also remember traumatic events, maybe even blocking them out of your psyche but your body is still aware of what you been through. Each experience you endure, your body will adapt and change to prepare for the next.

Then, by the first season change in March we are already loosing traction. It’s harder to see the positive but why? Why do we make life harder than it has to be? Of course everyone’s different, life would be boring if we all responded the exact same way to situations every-time they happened. I’m sure you’ve heard of evolution, HA!

If there’s anything I’ve learned from New Years Eve parties and celebrating the new year in general it’s that we as humans need an excuse to let loose; be free from our responsibilities, laugh and dance and just exist with one another. Embracing the beauty of existence is why I love existentialism so much. We all need that chance to experience our own sense of freedom, whether you believe in free will or not. You deserve it.

“You are your own enemy. Until you let loose from the chains you bear yourself to, freedom will only be like a dream you watch through the window of your soul. You are the prisoner of your own mind. Let yourself be and you will truly see freedom on the other side.”


There’s no other time of the year when strangers seem to be connected—and disconnected for that matter—because of course, opposites attract. There is always a negative to the positive in any situation, and vice versa. This goes back to why do we make life harder than it has to be? This theory that opposites attract, and the scientific study that there is always a positive to a negative, (vice versa) makes it easy to fall into the black and white trap; believing there is only two sides, black and white, positive and negative.

Bad experiences are underrated.

We can learn the most from them…

…which is what scares us. That’s why most of us run. We run from what we will find out about ourselves. Who are we really?

Do we really want to know the answer to the question?

* drawing coming soon *

Published by emriyus

I am human, just like you. I have been around for 20 years and although it may not be a lot of time to some, it feels like I've been alive forever. To cope with all the things my life has given me; good and bad, I've always been a writer. Maybe I didn't know or necessarily want to be a writer, but I was always on the creative side, not really understanding how different I was from others; I'm really not that different from you. To this day I'm still eager to learn more about myself, to improve and grow amorphously. I want to use this fuel of constant self-discovery as the direct source of 'energy' that can create whatever I want it to, making writing for me a healthier coping mechanism than most I've tried in my lifetime. That being said, I believe that starting my blog, The Existentialist, (all thanks to Wordpress and Bluehost teams) I finally have the opportunity and creative outlet to unleash my passion for art; writing. The beginning is never easy, and it won't get much easier I am aware. I can only believe in myself and keep my expectations to a minimum; I like to believe I hold no expectations, but they seem unavoidable. To whoever reads this, I'm not one to care about views or reads, I won't encourage/pressure you to read my work because for me, the thrill really comes from just making a finished piece of work I'm happy with, regardless if it is read by others or not; judgement from others is what I've feared all my life. I can only encourage you to have an open mind as a reader and believe in me as much as I believe in myself to accumulate the courage to start showing my creative writing(art) to the world. Everybody creates things in their lifetime, I am just another one of those beings; whether you like it or not, nouns (persons, places and 'things') exist to teach us something about ourselves. There is always more to learn...

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