Life & Stuff

My achievements and life changes in 2020

Finished my first year of part-time Open University with a 2:1 overall (on a creative writing module) Changed jobs to become a Teaching Assistant at a senior school, working with children who have special educational needs Read just over 40 books (highest number ever!) Completed the first draft of a new story/novel (75,000 word manuscript)… Continue reading My achievements and life changes in 2020

Life & Stuff

100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

Eat more vegetarian mealsGo to America (Biden's America!) Go to EurooeGo to AsiaGo to South America Go to AfricaGo to OceaniaRedecorate your space Go to a theme park Learn a new skillRun in a race for charity Volunteer abroadVolunteer with animals Volunteer with kidsLearn how to make cocktails Learn how to cook Mexican food Learn… Continue reading 100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

Podcast & Videos

Memento Mori: Meditating on Death

Memento Mori = "Remember you must die..." This podcast episode was quickly recorded the day Chadwick Boseman passed away. May he rest in eternal peace. Today we are reflecting on our mortality and the shortness and fragility of life; not so that we become depressed from that reality, but so that we can refocus on… Continue reading Memento Mori: Meditating on Death

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Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self (podcast)

We can't turn back the clock, and we shouldn't aim to. Living in the past or regretting the past does us no favours whatsoever. However, at the ripe old age of 25, I have been thinking over my past and who I am now and who I am becoming. Doing so sparked some ideas of… Continue reading Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self (podcast)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Podcast & Videos

The Dizziness of Choice and Comparison (podcast)

These days we are breaking our necks by looking over all the fences around us. Looking at his garden and her garden; at what they're doing compared to us. But all it causes is pain, confusion, dizziness and paralysis. Comparison and choice are sending us mad, but I have a simple tool for hopefully kicking… Continue reading The Dizziness of Choice and Comparison (podcast)

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Stop Sprinting to the Finish Line (podcast)

In this ever-changing modern world that we live in, we feel pulled and pushed in many directions all at once. Our attention has become divided. We face comparisons and the Fear of Missing Out on a regular basis. And of course, with all this, we find ourselves sprinting to keep up or to make it… Continue reading Stop Sprinting to the Finish Line (podcast)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

What if life isn’t a Masterpiece or a Book?

People like to throw around the cliches that life is a masterpiece, or life is a book. And this masterpiece or book is solely yours to craft. You are the artist; you are the author of your life. But what if this idea sounds nice and all, but it's flawed? For me, thinking about my… Continue reading What if life isn’t a Masterpiece or a Book?

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

The Problem with Self-Made Timelines

I feel like many of us, especially the strict, anal, or anxious ones among us, like to give ourselves timelines. "I'll be a graduate by X age. I'll be working a great job, making X money by X age. I'll be a published author in X years..." It's this idea that there's a certain amount… Continue reading The Problem with Self-Made Timelines

Podcast & Videos

How to Make Life Interesting (Podcast)

I've been thinking lately about life and how some people are living such cool ones. I think we can get caught up being too strict and serious about life and our decisions, but by stepping back we can take it less seriously and actually enjoy it. Here are some ideas about how to make life… Continue reading How to Make Life Interesting (Podcast)