A contradiction

I know everyone and no one. I am surrounded by people and yet alone.

From light into darkness

Wherever I turn it all looks black, At what point was I cast from the beaten track? It’s like someone has been playing with the light switch. One day turning it up, so that my thoughts on the future look brighter than ever. But with no warning, suddenly turning the light off again. Leaving me…

Patience & Persistence

I try to write and publish an engaging, helpful post every Monday. It’s become a routine: every Monday for the last 9 months or so. Any other post on any other day is a bonus. The only problem is that I’ve really struggled to write today. I’m not sure why. I’ve had a hectic few…

A confliction

I have had mixed feelings recently, thinking about the future, and what’s in store. There’s so much that I want to do, and yet it can be difficult to make a start doing it. I think of what life might be like a year from now, and I suffer a confliction of thoughts. Some days…

Working Together

At the weekend, I attended a conference about some travelling that I’ll be going on in a couple of months time. Throughout the day there were a series of presentations and meetings, but one has stuck with me more than the others. The very first presentation was from the Head of Operations, and he gave…

Mindfulness & Me #3

Today I bring news and wisdom. The news is from me and the wisdom is from Becca, who is a lovely blogger that I have recently come across. Becca is currently running a Mental Illness Tag – you can find my answers to her questions here – and she kindly agreed to participate in this…

I’ll be alright

Illness. Injury. Tragic accident. We all tell ourselves “I’ll be alright. It won’t happen to me.” But the stats don’t always seem to back that up. Globally more than 350million people of all ages suffer from depression. 1 in 10 people will suffer from a mental health illness at some point in their lives. More…

The epically awesome award

Rules I know you are awesome, tell us why. You are my friends and tell us about others. Be creative. It’s alright if you can’t be. I give no questions to be fully answered, but let yourself go here.   Last Monday I was nominated by Carla Louise over at The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise…

I am trapped inside my head

I am trapped inside my head, With the devil, who has fed On my thoughts and feelings, emotions too As I marvel over the great being that is you. I am a fake, a fraud, a trickster, a sham In my head lies only a scam Telling me that I am not alone And that…

The One

Basically, there’s this girl. I like her. Or at least I think I do. There are times when I can’t get her out of my head, but I question whether it is truly her that I like or an idealistic version that I have adapted.┬áIt is, after all, our perception of people that guide us…

I remain alone, as I start my fall

I wrote this poem a while ago now, but it still applies. Some things, I guess, will never change. It’s a story of open regret, in which the sufferer is aware of his deteriorating relationship with his surroundings, so much so, he begins to summon up the courage to take action. I hope that this…

It’s been raining for months, inside my head

It’s been raining for months, inside my head Day after day, whilst I lie in my bed The skies are covered and rather bleak I’m afraid that I’ll be viewed as a freak The heavens open and the rain pours down A flood of emotion, I continue to drown I have no drive when the…