I’m a terrible student, and I love it!

I’m a terrible student, and I love it!

Back in High School, there was a sign that sat on my desk.My science teacher, Mr Hannaford, toward the end of the lesson would ask me if I was going to entertain the extra questions in the textbooks. He told me they were optional but reinforced what we’d learned. The...

That frustration is killing you

That frustration is killing you

That pent up rage, which you ignore from one day to the next… that discomfort, unease, not wanting to accept what’s all around you, and yet… you deal, you handle, you shut it down, put up with it a little more. Hell, it’s the story of your life… just deal, keep going,...

How do you create change?

How do you create change?

Well… first comes the conversation… actually, no… first comes the idea. The thought. The realisation, followed by the acceptance that something isn’t right. It’s taking a break amidst the chaos, looking at what’s going on around, and rather than frantically saving...

Fuck your gold stars! I don’t need your gamification

Fuck your gold stars! I don’t need your gamification

Ugh, it’s so condescending, isn’t it?Here you go… well done, you did a good job, here’s a gold star ⭐️Yeah, sometimes it’s funny and ironic (like when you finally do the housework) but when it comes to life?? Come on… who are we kidding? I get that it’s a fun way to...

What do you even write in a journal?

What do you even write in a journal?

I journal every day.Well, almost, I miss a day here and there, sometimes I miss a week, then feel all funky about it… Alright… I journal most days. Most of em. I aim for daily though.And it’s not always easy and sometimes it’s clunky. Sometimes I barely write a page,...

None of it really matters anyway

None of it really matters anyway

There’s stress around knowing, and having all the answers before we even hear the questions or get to the end.We spend so long needing to know that we end up not doing a damn thing. It’s conditioned into us. Just look at how we spend our early years; taught endlessly...

It’s an energy thing

It’s an energy thing

Slow, slow, slow… slow… stop Ugh, it’s so boring, all the slowing down.But you should, you need to.You need to step away from the push push pushing of life and all its chaos and crazyBut then you slow so much you get to a crawl, then you stop, and then what...

You need to create space for yourself

You need to create space for yourself

I don’t care how much you want to create for the sake of your children, or their future, or whatever else, none of that matters if you don’t create space for yourself. Stop trying to live your life in martyrdom for someone else.Stop trying to give everything you’ve...