This morning someone I love told me something I wasn’t ready to hear. I almost didn’t write today because of it. It knocked my core to the point where I almost wondered if I had anything at all worth sharing with you guys. Continue reading
Do you remember the last time you really felt part of something? Not on the outskirts looking in, wondering how best to get properly involved but right in the midst of it all, integral to a movement bigger than yourself?
When did you last feel supported? That there was somewhere to go where people understood what you were trying to achieve and didn’t tell you to be careful, or look at the bigger picture, or that it was wishful thinking? Continue reading
A lot of the stuff I read about following your dreams gives you the same advice – dream big or go home.
I bought in to this for a long time. Or maybe I misunderstood it. I dreamt big. I had big ideas. I wanted to do so much. I read everything I could. I researched. I planned. Then I….didn’t do a lot.
You see, the problem with dreaming big is that there’s an assumption that you have to also act big. Continue reading
Happy Easter lovely people!
And what an Easter it is. Now I’m not remotely religious (too much catholic school as a child), but I do love a four-day weekend.
For most people still working for other people, Easter is a chance to chill, go and see family and friends and enjoy the sun.
I’m currently sat looking at the view above, in my parents kitchen in North Wales. I love coming home and seeing the animals (and my parents) but this year I nearly didn’t. Last weekend 20ft snow drifts threatened my Easter weekend – the roof blew off the shed, took out the phone line and (duh duh duuuhhhhh) internet, they had a power cut and the generator wouldn’t start and despite 4x4s and a tractor, couldn’t get out for 3 days. Continue reading
This week has been a bit of a nightmare. When I emailed my director my daily update, I used the term ‘challenge’ instead of nightmare, but the result was the same, I reached Friday exhausted, frustrated and in need of a glass of wine, good nights sleep, bubble bath and yoga. In that order.
So, having suitably chilled the fuck out, I’m now sat nursing my second cappuccino of the day, enjoying the ensuing caffeine buzz and looking back over the week. Continue reading
Life isn’t perfect.
You don’t always get what you want. Karma’s a bitch – because it travels with you through lives, meaning even if you act like a freaking saint now, you still could get stung because you happened to be a serial killer in a past life (I’m not sure what I was – always been a bit freaked out by the whole concept if I’m honest – but I could have been!).
All the talk about creating a life you want, it can happen, but for me it’s more about learning to see the good stuff and learning to learn from the bad stuff. Continue reading
Today I wanted to talk about irritability. Mainly because at times my normal zen-like composure leaves me and I get so annoyed and angry I end up wanting to scream, pack a bag and go hide out somewhere far away from the rest of the world for a while.
It’s not easy staying calm, especially when you live in a busy city like London, but even growing up in the country had its own frustrations (mainly in the form of there being one bus a day in to the nearest town 5 miles away and not having a driving license or car).
What I’m saying is that stress gets to the best of us. It wears us down then pounces when we’re at our most vunerable – so we snap at someone who probably doesn’t deserve the full wrath of our irratibility and general ‘stinkiness’. Continue reading