My choices matter — and there are paths towards making wiser ones — but I cannot choose what I choose. Sam Harris Today was a real wake-up call that my brain is on the brink. It was the first time I truly realised that "me", my mind and body are totally separate entities. And yet, they … Continue reading McDonald’s and Meltdowns: The Fragility of the Mind
I am strong, but also need a breakI am free-spirited, but can't do it aloneI am a good person, but also have my limitsI am aware others struggle too, but my pain is still valid I have the will to carry on, but can't indefinitely live like thisI am overcoming life's hurdles, but still feel … Continue reading Equal Truths
Everyone is talking about the fragility of life right now. It’s as though, after epochs of existence, people have finally realised that there’s no reset button, no do-over option or pausing. From TV shows to songs, movies to books, there’s been a sudden dawning of “now” being the only future we have. This is exactly … Continue reading Success Versus Happiness – Can You Have Both?
In a small corner of the universe, a young woman’s life would be forever altered by prophesied events. And she couldn’t have predicted any of them… Predestined Prologue An unbound emotion burst through my chest as I stared at the little photograph in my hand. Like a spinning compass, I couldn’t quite figure out where … Continue reading “A Cosmic Chance” – First Three Chapters
In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, hilariously titled, "The Naked Man", Marshall is laughed out of the pub booth for saying that the only reason people should have sex is because they're in love. As a result of this statement, the gang find 50 colourful reasons why people have sex. For example, make-up sex, break-up sex, revenge sex, nothing good on TV sex, rebound sex and so on. And as relatable as all of those reasons are, I can only affiliate with Marshall's. But I guess, that is just one problem with being a demisexual.
Adios, chocolate boxes and extortionate flowers! You're so last year. Everybody knows that tea is the new cool gift in town! But whilst a posh afternoon of scones and Earl Grey at a nice hotel is still off the cards, nothing is stopping you from treating your loved one, your friend, family (or yourself) to … Continue reading 3 Indulgent Teas That Make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift
You're stuck in a perennial state of inner-reflection - wondering about the future, thinking about the past, imagining conversations you dream of having, with people you wished you could talk to - whilst all the while completely shutting out the potential of making it into a tangible reality. Perhaps, it's safer in your own little … Continue reading 9 Survival Tips on the Island of Loneliness
Ever wondered if your endlessly curious attitude was a gift or a curse? What about your irrepressible desire for "me" time - is that a good or a bad thing? Well, whilst there might not be a definitive answer to those questions, what can be said is that if you do possess traits such as … Continue reading 9 Intriguing Traits of a Creative Genius
In 2020, the clichés have been soaking up the atmosphere between people's 2m distance. Stay Safe. Take care. Be strong. But, in a world where there's no real time to facilitate these practices, how do you know what to do? What's the best action to take, when you have no lucidity in their meaning? Especially … Continue reading Being “Strong” and What it Really Means
The heat is on. The clock is ticking. The fine lines are setting in and the hips have taken shape. All the biological signs are pointing towards having a baby, and yet, all the psychological ones are wanting to pursue anything but. By 2021, I'll have been single (and celibate) for 5 years, which … Continue reading The Single Debate: Are You a Better Version of Yourself When You’re Alone..?