Hello, and welcome to Discover Improve!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my site. My name is Susie, and I started this website because I think that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that most of us live our lives. And slowly, IT’S KILLING US.
OK, just a little, but I needed a super-dramatic clincher so you’ll keep reading. Did it work? Phew, I’ll continue. All my life, I felt that there’s something missing in the everyday structure of our crazy society. The constant impending doom, fake human interactions and general societal disconnect. Not to mention the crushing exhaustion that comes with trying to fit in a 40 hour work week, a weary commute, family, friends, video games, chores, and hot-effing-yoga. Boo to that. I’m on a mission to find something different.
So, what’s this all about? The fundamental purpose of these writings are to help you, the reader, to question the way that you live, and hopefully direct you toward a point of view or lifestyle that you had not previously considered. I also would like to provide you with the necessary tools to help make your life better by sharing with you the things I have learned and tried out in my own life. Discover, then improve 😉
I am Irish, and currently live in Amsterdam. Everyone thinks I’m here for the weed, but actually it’s the
canals, nature, culture Stroopwafels. Dutchie’s also love the same style of blow-your-ears-off kind of music that I do, which I appreciate.
Prior to moving here, I studied English and Psychology in University, which allowed me ample time to look at memes all day, and read millions* of self-help books. For the last year and a half, I have been working for an international travel company by day and laying the groundwork for this site by night.
Over the last 10 years, I have carried out an ungodly number of experiments on myself in a constant quest for self-development. Some were disastrous, some life-changing, and many of them downright ludicrous. I am insatiably curious, continually trying to unlock more wisdom, and find better ways of living. Hopefully you benefit from the fruits of my labour and never-ending research. At the very least, I hope you can have a laugh.
I really want to make sure you are aware that by no means do I think that I know it all. Far from it! In fact, I have done some exceptionally stupid things in my life, such as jumping on the back of a total stranger I thought was my cousin while hysterically laughing and screaming “Gotcha!”. To make it worse, it was literally slap-bang in the middle of an Irish city to ensure the maximum number of witnesses and embarrassment. The stranger was, to put it mildly, not very impressed. In my defense, she must have been the long-lost identical twin of my cousin. Come to think of it, maybe I should ask her parents a few questions.
Another time, I completely blanked on the word for ‘hearing-aids’ while talking to my Grandma and asked how her new ‘ear glasses’ were. She looked at me with utter amazement and shook her head (in both laughter and shame).
The point is, I’m sure I could fill a library with all the stories of times that I was an imperfect human. With this site, I simply want to share my thoughts and experiences in the hope that maybe they will help someone else on their journey too 🙂 It is not gospel, please don’t smite me.
Lets get started!
Thank you for reading this far, and I sincerely hope you find something that tickles your fancy while exploring this site. To the Home page, and beyond!