The Origins of Someday Syndrome

Amy Loves Ya on Flickr.comBetween August 2006 and August 2008, I blogged my journey from leaving Toronto, Canada to settling San Sebastian, Spain. During that time I developed my Someday-Busting philosophies and mentoring methods.

Despite being a highly personal journal, I always applied the personal to the universal. To celebrate where I came from and how far I’ve progressed, each Saturday I’ll highlight a few articles from that journey.


Two Years Ago on Someday Syndrome

  • The History of Alex: All my traveling around started to take its toll on my and I was beginning to miss my stuff, especially photos from my past.
  • The Smallest Detail: A minor car accident reminded me to pay more attention to details, especially when it comes to things and that order can become chaos in a flash.

One Year Ago on Someday Syndrome

  • Twenty Years of Alex: In the same vein as the lack of history post, in May 2008, I received a disk with photos from a friend and shared the funniest with the blog because honestly, life’s too short to take ourselves too seriously.
  • Flaunting My Imperfections: As a British-Canadian, I had no problem killing my ego, but learning not to suppress my anger? Not so easy.

9 thoughts on “The Origins of Someday Syndrome

  1. This is great! It’s always good to think about where you’ve been and reflect on that. I did a little bit of that on my own blog today when I looked back at my first blog post (a mere three months ago!). It’s interesting sometimes to think about where you’ve been and I think sharing these articles about your journey is great! I’m looking forward to reading more.

    Positively Present´s last blog post..blogging makes it better

  2. Kelly says:


    Nice! It’s fun to see your evolution as a blog author.

    (If I had any doubt that we’re the exact same age, the teenage hairdos took it away. Oh, do I remember the look. Ho ho ho!)



    Kelly´s last blog post..Why I Work So Hard

  3. Patricia says:

    I am checking out your referral posts. A good thing to do today…and see all the changes you have made.

    Patricia´s last blog post..Lightening Up the Mother Load

  4. Re: 20 years of Alex. I always thought that if I had to do some sort of speech about you (no, not a eulogy!), I would do it from the point of view of your ever changing hairstyles.

    Urban Panther´s last blog post..Old fool

  5. Alex Fayle says:

    @Postively Present
    I’m a big fan of looking back to see the progress. I was reading some of my early early posts and thinking – wow, have I ever changed as a blogger, but I like that I’ve still kept the same tone more or less.

    For some reason, a lot of people look at those hairstyles and say “what were you thinking Alex?!?” – I loved my 80s looks!

    I also had a great time diving into the past and checking things out. It’s like rereading old diary entries.

    Note to self – do no get sister to give a speech at any sort of public event about me. 😉

  6. Kelly says:


    LOL. Maybe being an 80s kid is when I learned to focus so hard on the eyes…

    I don’t wonder what you were thinking, I know what your were thinking. Flock of Seagulls. 🙂

    I’d have drooled over you—you were adorable. But then, I still do. (Don’t tell Raul!)

    Until later,


    Kelly´s last blog post..63 Simple Things You Can Do To Save Your Company

  7. Brianna says:

    What a fun way to celebrate your life’s journey.

    Brianna´s last blog post..Community of Runners (Part 2)

  8. Alex Fayle says:

    More The Cure, but basically the same thing. 😉

    Thanks! I’m glad to have this record. I’ve never been good at journalling but having the blog has given me something to keep track of my life.

  9. Kelly says:

    ROFL. Be still my beating heart, I loved The Cure.

    Kelly´s last blog post..GIVEAWAY: Collapse of Distinction and book review

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