Don’t Stop Living is 10 Years Old Today: My Thoughts On Sharing a Third of My Life With The World

“As the day was dawning, my plane flew away. With all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. Don’t Stop Living is officially 10 years old today. Timewise, that’s almost 30% of my life. It’s more than 50% of my adult life. I’ve shared my life with the world, my ups and my Read more about Don’t Stop Living is 10 Years Old Today: My Thoughts On Sharing a Third of My Life With The World[…]

Sunday Disillusion: The Nice People Lose in Life – Suicide, Death, Liars, GuruGods

“Life lies a slow suicide” – Richey James Edwards. Everyday I waken up and want to die. Life has been like this for 14 months or so now and nothing helps – drugs, pills, visiting family/friends, going to football, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists. It all started when I trusted people too much. I began trusting that Read more about Sunday Disillusion: The Nice People Lose in Life – Suicide, Death, Liars, GuruGods[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Backpacker Versus Stationary Resident, First 7 Differences

“You do the walk. Yeah, you do the walk of life” – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). It’s pretty hard for me to believe that it is now 18 days since I last slept in a hostel dorm room – the Hostel Cycle On. I am no longer a moving, nomadic backpacker. I did a walk, Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Backpacker Versus Stationary Resident, First 7 Differences[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: A Change In Me - The Private Jonny Blair

Sunday’s Inspiration: A Change In Me – The Private Jonny Blair

“I know all about you” – Garbage. Today I reflect on something huge, and I know – it is time for change. It feels like I was living my whole life in the public eye. Of course, a blog is global, anyone can view it. This meant that I lost my privacy and my anonymity. Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Change In Me – The Private Jonny Blair[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: I’m Staying Put in Gdańsk, Poland

“Come on baby ’cause, there’s no name for, give it up and I got what I came for” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was a while back that I wrote an article called “The Fear of Settling Down” and I meant it. It’s a good article actually – have a read and that was Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: I’m Staying Put in Gdańsk, Poland[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Depression, Disillusion and Distractions

Sunday’s Inspiration: Depression, Disillusion and Distractions

“Illusion never changed into something real” – Natalie Imbruglia. I promised I would write some more about the mental and psychological aspects of my travel lifestyle and I will but just a quick one today on a wet Sunday in Kaliningrad City, typed live from the Kruassan WiFi Cafe in Victory Square. Hour on hour, Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Depression, Disillusion and Distractions[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: My 24 Hour Friends

“We may never meet again, so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz. Whackpacking the world like some kind of lost lunatic (new moniker for himself) brings with it an emotional rollercoaster of friendships and I’ve come to learn – it has its ups and downs. In equal measures. Snakes and ladders. Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: My 24 Hour Friends[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: I Don’t Know Where I’m Going #gawa

“I look to the future, it makes me cry. But it seems too real, to tell you why. Escape from our history. Free from the memory” – Nicky Wire. I didn’t know what to write today so my heart is just pouring out some emotion here while I jot this down, live from the Hostel Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: I Don’t Know Where I’m Going #gawa[…]