I listened to music today. I honestly, hand on heart cannot remember the last time I had listened to music. I got out my phone at lunchtime, and then thought no. The podcasts and audio books can stop jabbering at me for a day. The iPod nano’s jack (tres retro) was de-crumbed and plugged in. I clicked shuffle,…

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It was Christmas Eve. I had just finished a mammoth crying session after receiving yet another rejection from a magazine. “Deep breaths, chin up,” I told myself, as I entered the Christmas drinks at a friends house. But amidst the merriment and joy of the evening when asked by a friend how I was doing I said, “Not great,…

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An existential crisis is not a one time fling. The assumption is that you flap about, your stomach falls through your rectum and you hide in a corner under a blanket humming The Funeral March to yourself. Then you emerge from the ashes, put on a smile and buy a cafetiere and sensible shoes because you have life all…

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Are you ever scrolling through various scroll-enabling machines and come across an article that says you’re doing something wrong? You read it, because you don’t want to do anything wrong in life ever. If you’re doing something wrong, that’s not good and you need to rectify it, however what you read is completely useless and you’ll probably go…

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