Accountability

We are responsible for our actions from the moment that we act, not from the moment that we are caught. We must be held accountable for our failings. Sure, we can take pride in our successes but we must also distribute praise to those who have helped us along the way. Whilst we have a duty…

Grapes of Wrath

Just thought I’d share a sentence that really resonated with me upon reading John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath recently. It’s message is still something that I’m trying to take on board. “Yes, you should talk. Sometimes a sad man can talk the sadness right out through his mouth.” What do you think?

Instant gratification

We live in a world obsessed with instant gratification. Whatever we want, we want it now. Not tomorrow and most certainly not next week. We expect free next day delivery with any purchases made online. We no longer need to wait to watch TV series week-to-week, we can just save up and binge whenever we…

Nobody’s perfect

Nobody’s perfect, but I used to think that everybody else was. I had a very distorted view of the world…

Courage

There is a myth regarding courage that I’d like to dispel here. We – myself included – often use language like “digging deep to find the strength” or “finding the courage inside ourselves” to tackle particularly difficult conversations and scenarios. However, this is simply not true if we rationalise and study this logically. You see, it…

Dreams

It’s sad isn’t it? How memories fade to what feel like dreams. Leaving us unsure on what really happened…

The here and now

Break life down into manageable chunks. Don’t get too involved in the long term, the big picture. Sure consider it, plan it, but be accepting that life doesn’t always go to plan. Things come our way, opportunities arise that we would never even dream of. Take them, they’re exciting and might send your life off…

Discipline

As some of you have no doubt recently realised, I’ve been slacking a little on the writing front. It has been over two months since my previous post. I’m sorry for my absence. Life was a little hectic for a while back in July and the early parts of August, and I let that be…

Regret

Regrets play on our mind. We all have thoughts that just won’t go away. How often do we catch ourselves thinking about the path not taken? How different could things be if only we hadn’t made that mistake? The important thing is to not let these regrets negatively influence our mental health and the way…

A lesson from my travels

I have recently arrived home from my travels in Spain. I’d been out in Barcelona for two months. But my time here is only a fleeting visit, in ten days I’ll be off once more, 4 weeks working and travelling around Germany. A case of “Hi and bye”. I really enjoyed my trip to Barcelona, it…

Acting

We are all actors. We try to portray to the outside world what we believe to be the best version of ourselves – through social media as well as our ordinary, everyday interactions. But it’s just a façade that we hide behind. We attempt to conceal our struggles from one another in an effort to…

Looking for a place to call home

I’ve been in Barcelona for nearly 6 weeks now. Time has flown by. I can’t believe that I’ve already been here so long. I’ve enjoyed myself, don’t get me wrong, but it hasn’t all been plain sailing. The first few days after I arrived were difficult, and so has been the past week or so….