Shaman’s Antics is a blog detailing – you guessed it – my antics. Hi, everyone! I’m Shaman-In-Training and it’s great to meet you.

My Face (17ish)

In case you were wondering, this blog exists for one purpose and one purpose only and that is to help me wage my personal battle against – dun dun duuuuuuun – The Dark Side of the Marshmallow Experiment.

I believe that life is a blessing, a gift, a game, a toy. Life is for playing, for merriment and for fulfillment of ones desires, dreams, and hopes. Life is for realizing one’s potential. Life is for many many things but it is most definitely NOT for delaying gratification.

So, in the spirit of practicing what I preach, I live every day with the goal of obtaining instant gratification in a sustainable way. What does this mean? It means that every day, I create my own happiness, enjoy the process of bringing this pleasure into life and savour the decadence of my self-actualization and ever-growing fulfillment. I don’t wait to be given marshmallows; I bake myself some metaphorical (and sometimes literal!) cookies!

Which isn’t to say my life is all sunshine and chocolate chips! I have known my fair share of hardship – more than my fair share, in fact. I remain resolute: life is for playing, for pleasure, for joy. Life is not meant to be suffered, to be endured or to be “made the best of”. It’s meant to be fun every single moment of every single day, even when it sucks.

This is a wild affirmation, I know! “It’s not possible to be happy all the time, Shaman! You need to grow up Shaman!”

If you need an example of what I mean when I say life should be fun all the time, even when it’s not pleasant at all, head over to my chronicles, where you will be able to follow the tale of my sad, miserable existence (it really is; Lemony Snicket would be amazed at how many series of unfortunate events I can rack up in a row) and marvel at how I enjoy it anyways because I can.

I promise tragedy, angst, drama, comedy and enlightenment. Most of all, I promise entertainment because life is a toy, experience is a game and I love to play.


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