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Adriana K. Weinert
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Something happened to me a couple of weeks ago: one of these small occurrences which at a second glance has the depth of changing one’s perspective on life. As I was taking a turn on my bike, I collided with another bicyclist. Thankfully, it was a minor…

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In the past few weeks, I happened to travel to various workshops. This reminded me of how much I like to sometimes be away from home. But really, why do people enjoy going away for a while? My husband and I have built a happy, peaceful home, so in my case…

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When I read Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, one specific detail took my deepest attention. Clarke describes (no spoilers here), in his riveting way, how astronaut David Bowman’s day on the spaceship Discovery was scheduled, and specifically…

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“The Offering […] requires discipline, not the discipline of slavery, but the discipline of free choice.” – Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra Let me put into context what Paulo Coelho means in the above quote. As I understand it, he talks about the…

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When is a good time to take a chance on your dreams? In short: never. But it's not so simple.

A few weeks have passed since I quit my job so I could focus on my writing. And now that the mental and physical fatigue which this decision brought about are finally starting to abate, one subject I want to tackle is when is the right time to take a leap…

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A week since I started working on my own at my own stuff, and there's so much to learn...

It’s difficult to lose the habit of being stressed out. This is one thing I’m beginning to learn. As I mentioned in my previous short announcement, I quit my job at the beginning of the year to fully focus on my writing. I imagined, as I geared up to tell…

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A small announcement. More will follow as I take first breaths in my new life.

As of today, I am officially unemployed. This is not a tragic moment in my life, but the beginning of a journey–a journey I instigated myself when I resigned from my position as a scientific researcher. So for me, this is a day to celebrate. I rejoice not…

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It’s funny how sometimes the tiniest of occurrences can unleash a landslide of emotions and associations that can propel our minds to a totally new place. Once, after yoga, I overheard a conversation between my yoga teacher and another student that threw…

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I admit it: I have done my fair share of lusting for success and validation for my writing. But I’m putting this out here because I wish to let go of these thoughts. And publishing them somewhere where anyone can read them is my version of shock therapy.…

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Last week, I was biking home with my son after picking him from day care. The road was just then passing through a wooded patch. A handyman’s van was parked half on the curb, and beside it, the handyman himself, by the looks of it, was stooping over a…
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