Sometimes, being strong looks like this: Other times, though, it looks like this: But we seem to forget that survival is a special type of strength, especially in the face of adversity. Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” and I've never understood … Continue reading This is True Strength 💪
Living with Hypermobile EDS – A Cinderella Story ✨️
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a young woman was watching television and soon discovered that certain ads had a strange knack of p*ssing her off. That woman is me, FYI. And, since we're in contemporary times, let's kibosh the fairytale narrative and discuss these two ads. The ones in question … Continue reading Living with Hypermobile EDS – A Cinderella Story ✨️
Recognising Creative Projects and the People who Bring Them to Life 🎶
Fake it til You Make it Bringing creative projects to life is an expensive venture, sometimes with very little financial return. Whether it be for art, music, films, books, TV shows and even unique business pursuits, there's a two-way risk involved. The first being that people will typically start by funding the dream themselves, and … Continue reading Recognising Creative Projects and the People who Bring Them to Life 🎶
A Curveball Christmas Message 💌
As hard as it is to believe, if you've spent the festive period on your phone, trawling through Facebook, thinking, "Why is my life not as good as everyone else's?" it's important that you realise YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Society pressurises us into thinking that, once we hit a certain age, milestones have to be … Continue reading A Curveball Christmas Message 💌
8 Valuable Gifts That Don’t Cost a Thing 🎁
There are too many adverts on TV, trying to coerce me with their pretty colours and catchy jingles, into spending a small fortune on gifts for Christmas. A part of me is still a marketer's dream (who doesn't like treating themselves and those they love to something lavish every so often?) This Christmas, however, I'm … Continue reading 8 Valuable Gifts That Don’t Cost a Thing 🎁
Success Versus Happiness – Can You Have Both?
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?
The Problems With Being Demisexual
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.
9 Survival Tips on the Island of Loneliness
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
Being “Strong” and What it Really Means
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 Single Debate: Are You a Better Version of Yourself When You’re Alone..?
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..?