The Leonardo Da Vinci Schedule (Part 1)

In a bid to get a hold on my life as per Seneca’s plea in my Stoic bites post here, I have decided to work on making my life more meaningful and to be more productive than I am while also nurturing my creative side. What better way than to adopt a daily schedule from…

Stoic Bites: Seneca the Younger (#02)

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) Seneca was a Roman stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist. His late writings are a strong pillar and laid the foundational knowledge of ancient stoicism. In one of Seneca’s most famous essays ” On the Shortness of Life” Seneca emphasizes the…

My case against soulmates: Part 1

Soul mates don’t exist. I haven’t always been this cynical, like most little girls, Disney movies had me believing that somewhere in the world there was one human being who was specially made for me. That fate would make sure our paths would eventually cross, we would emphatically fall in love and live happily ever…

Stoic Bites: Marcus Aurelius (#01)

“Remember how long you have been putting this off, how many times you have been given a period of grace by the gods and not used it. It’s high time now for you to understand the universe of which you are a part, and the governor of that universe of whom you constitute an emanation:…

The Art of feeling stupid

There’s this little inner voice in my head, lets call her Miss Fifi, yeah that sounds about right I think. Miss Fifi is independent, can’t be held down and is sure of her personal convictions. One of her favourite main beliefs is that I, Selma, am stupid. This belief of hers is especially true whenever…

Becoming 29 and the 10 life lessons I’ve learnt

I turned a whopping 29 years old. Yes, 29, my final year of enjoying my 20’s before I eventually and hopefully turn 30. It’s been an amalgamation of emotions throughout my life thus far and I only see it fit to share the most important 10 lessons I’ve learnt on my journey in life thus…

The Discovery of Mathematics

Before I dive into this topic I just wanted to explain the reason for this post and others to come. “The Hobbyist” tag above on my blog is where I plan on sharing all the hobbies I plan on trying that are on my bucket list. I have decided to add a sub-category called ”…

Stoicism and the art of not giving a hoot

As cheesy as this will sound, I didn’t actively search for stoic philosophy, it found me. If you’re a baby boomer reading this then the next part might be triggering but as a millennial I can honestly admit that I wasn’t fully prepared for the whirlwind that is adulting, entering the work force and just…