In Praise Of Writing To Yourself

Today whilst sorting through old emails (all 1469 of them. Never again.) I came across one that I’d sent to myself in July 2016. It read: ‘this is your life, this is the only life that you get to live and you have to live that for yourself and not everyone’s going to agree with who you are and…

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Little Ways To Make You Feel Alive

We spend our entire lives attempting to be normal (whatever normal is), but when we get stuck in the rut of routine it can feel like we’re not really living. And it was so, when in a bar ordering drinks and I refused a shot that the dejected punter waving a Sambuca in my face turned to me…

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You Don’t Know Who You’re Talking To

‘You don’t know who you’re talking to’. I’m not trying to accost you. Or begin a lecture about online safety, although this is very important (watch Black Mirror, my GOD it’s hauntingly accurate). This is about IRL situations. The above phrase is something my Dad says on the reggers. It doesn’t sound like advice does it? Or something that can…

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Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Make A …

Didn’t resolutions die a death in January, along with everyone imaginable dying in 2016 and the unending articles about ‘deciding not to change for 2017’? Probably. I bet you can’t even remember what yours were. Can you? I’m going to guess the diets, exercise, swearing less, doing more has either taken a hiatus or was left outside by…

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Learning To Take Criticism *Better*

If you’re reading this you probably admit hands up, white flag, that you don’t always have the best reaction every time someone tells you that a piece of your work needs a bit of work. Being told that you’ve basically wasted your time and need to re-do everything isn’t always easy. For most of us, the initial reaction can look…

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