Grief

I don’t know how to grieve. We’re not taught how to, are we? It’s not on the syllabus alongside algebra and poetry. We have sex education, PSHE/PHSE (I never did know which way that acronym went!), but nothing that gets down to the nuts and bolts of life. That strips everything bare. The need to…

Narrative

We like narrative. It gives our lives meaning. We are part of something bigger, a greater story is being told. It helps us when we’re dealing with all the mundane, everyday tasks – the knowledge that our life is going somewhere. It helps us to make sense of the world. We look for narrative where…

Life

I’m forever in pursuit and I don’t know what I’m chasing

Misunderstandings

The things we hate in life, are also the things which we do not understand

2018

New Year is the perfect time for reflection. Reflection on the year just gone as well as the year to come. Was 2017 successful? Am I better off now than I was this time last year? Where do I want to be at the start of 2019? In a nutshell, 2017 was a good year for me….

Flying home for Christmas

It’s here. I’m here. The moment I have been waiting for has finally arrived. I’m flying home for Christmas. For the past 3 months I have been living and working in Barcelona. It’s been incredibly enjoyable. A fantastic experience, and one which I am looking forward to continuing in the New Year. It’s not been…

Crutches

Walking the corridors at school I have noticed a recent spike in the number of people using crutches. It seems like it’s the latest fashion, the latest trend. Nobody wants to be missing out. There’s someone new every week – and I promise you, that is no exaggeration. Anyhow, it has reminded me of something…

Culture

We all share in a daily quest for happiness. We have different means of getting there, but we’re all looking for the same destination. Two years ago I wrote the following few lines on this very same blog: “There are no superhumans. Every feels the fragility of life. No one is immune to criticism. We…

A question so simple

Recently I was asked a question which has turned my way of thinking upside down. Here I’d like to share it with you… What do you do when no one is watching?

False praise

I think that it’s completely natural for us to want to help when we see someone who has got particularly low self-esteem. But unfortunately, we don’t realise that our response can sometimes be too short-term to make a difference. If we only praise for praise’s sake their self-esteem will drop even further. They will see…

Lost

You can’t ever be lost if you never know where you are going…

The greatest days

Time goes too quick these days. Even the greatest days of our life pass by. With each passing day we get closer to their ending. They turn to memories, but we can never get them back. It’s a sad thought I know, especially considering I’m really enjoying myself at the minute.