Carey Blakely

A discourse on self-development

Life during Covid really got me thinking about self-development and what it takes to flourish—and what can get in the way. Ideas and reflections rattled around in my head looking for an outlet. This is that outlet. From my brain to yours, with love.

Carey Blakely

When No One Gives a Shit

Start with the assumption that almost no one gives a shit. It will piss you off and upset you. Then it will set you free.

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The Long Toll of Covid Isolation (Part I)

It’s disheartening to observe that the majority of people I know seem to be in a worse state of mental well-being than they were before Covid. Some are the same, and only a handful seem better.

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Don’t Panic Sell Your Dreams

What I find over and over again is the struggle behind the curtain easily gets forgotten while watching the performance. We see the expert execution on the stage, not the rehearsals and rewrites.

“Tumbleweed Haiku”

I sometimes dream of returning to Pecos: both the place and the state of mind.

Bright Side, Dark Shades

Have you ever tried to look on the bright side of life but feel like you’re wearing dark shades? It happens to me often. For example, as I wrote about in my last post, I had been stressing out about securing housing in this tight, overpriced market and debating whether …

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