I’m Alex Kaschuta
As in Kah - shoo - tah
Welcome to my 🏡 on the web!
This is where I write and talk about self-development, personal growth and whatever else people call getting your shit together nowadays.
My shtick is responsibility. Not the sexiest thing in the world, but it works. It’s the main idea that goes through all of my writing and ranting. It’s been the epiphany of my life and everything else trickles down from there.
What makes me the expert? Abso-fuckin-lutely nothing. I’m not an expert, I’m an experiment.
I've been trying to please people and not look stupid for a very long time, and it's led me to live on the surface of my potential. The sad truth is that I've worked hard at being ordinary. I've managed to get by most of my life through a bit of innate talent, a lot of fake-it-till-you-make-it and a healthy dose of entitlement.
I got my first severe shock when I moved to London from Romania about two years ago. Suddenly, I was in a sink or swim situation that I couldn't bullshit myself out of. I couldn't scramble a "good enough" together as fast as the city was testing me. I brought my Eastern European big ego attitude with me, but as far as London was concerned, I could shove it. It was the first place I had failed and failed hard. I failed at interviews, relationships, housing, making friends and making money.
I pieced myself back together and found that I had a say in who I’d want this “new me” to be. So I started to look for ways to put some new, improved features on the ole chassis. In the last two years, I’ve overhauled my whole life. I've changed countries, I've changed career paths, I've drastically changed my health. I found love and moved into a house fit for an adult. I saw that change was not only possible, but necessary. And I saw that all of these experiments could be fun as well.
To get new building material I needed to learn - and fast. I've been an obsessive reader since my early teens, but in the last two years, I've moved it from hobby to part-time job. I’m currently half woman, half self-development quote generator. I’m at the point where I've come to some useful conclusions and even have a few original ideas - so, look out, world!
This website is here to share the things that have helped me, to see what others think about all of this self-development mumbo jumbo and to figure more things out together. Practical, real things that are useful to my life, and hopefully, yours too.
Thanks so much for dropping by and reading the dreaded about page. It’s over now. I swear!