Confidence Challenge · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Seeking Outside Validation

Caring too much, or giving too much weight to outside validation, is a dangerous game to play. It is a fast-track ticket to putting your self-worth up for debate in front of others. Validation should always come from within, first and foremost. What seeking outside validation looks like When we seek outside validation, we are… Continue reading Seeking Outside Validation

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

What is the TRUE Meaning of Heartbreak?

I used to think that I'd never experienced heartbreak because I'd never loved someone (as in romantically) and had my heart broken. When speaking about heartbreak, people usually mean romantically, after all. But only recently I realised this isn't the case. I have experienced heartbreak, and maybe you have too, so here are my thoughts… Continue reading What is the TRUE Meaning of Heartbreak?

Life & Stuff · Thought Capture · Writing Tips

Looking Back At Past Creations

When looking back at your old work, you can feel upset. Disappointed in what you thought was good back then. Some look back and compare and are like "I'm so glad I'm better now" or they look back and cringe and get annoyed. Neither really works. We should instead look back and see our journey… Continue reading Looking Back At Past Creations

Life & Stuff · Writing Tips

Interpreting Stories: What Makes Them Good or Bad?

*Mild spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8!* I can't remember who said it, but someone once said that they write their stories (books, tv, whatever) and then once it's published, it's out there, it no longer belongs to them; it belongs to each individual consumer. I like this because after all the upset over Game… Continue reading Interpreting Stories: What Makes Them Good or Bad?