The simplicity and innocence of childhood is wasted on the young… and sadly, it takes being an adult to realise this. Whenever I went on holidays as a child, the breakfast buffets at the hotel were always one of the highlights for me. They still are, of course… after all, breakfast is my favourite meal … More Cake for Breakfast: Holding onto your inner child.
“Even after you ruined me for any other… I cannot regret you. I hope the night sky is pretty wherever you are.” The act of loving someone and not having them love you back is tragically haunting. Right this very second across the world, there are thousands of brightly lit torches being held up into … More Unrequited Love: Holding the torch.
When I was younger, I remember playing in a large open field with the daughter of my parents friends. The field was opposite a pub, in which there was a party that my family were at. We weren’t the best of friends… but she was the only person there who was also a child, and … More Why Common Sense could take you further than Intelligence.
I realise how depressing the title of this blog sounds… but stay with me. I want to talk about dreams. Not the type that we have when we’re sleeping… real dreams that we focus on when we’re not unconsciously snoring into our pillows. I want to talk about how dreams seem to control us and … More The Dreamcatcher: Unfollowing your dreams.
Lets talk rejection. At some point in our lives, we will all be rejected by something or someone. If you’re a living breathing human with ambitions, aspirations and life goals… failure is unfortunately inevitable. Maybe the person you really like has just turned down a date with you. Maybe you’ve been rejected once again after … More The Rejection Boomerang: How to deal with Rejection.
“She’s a Wallflower, you see. Some see the wall… others see the flower within her.” Have you ever seen a wallflower grow? Just like any flower, the Wallflower is vibrant, bright and colourful. Yet, they have an incredibly odd growth pattern. They’re known for growing inside cracks and gaps in walls… sprouting their beauty from … More The Wallflower: Introversion vs Extraversion.
How far is too far, for love? I’ve never been in a long distance relationship before. I’ve never experienced the sadness of having to wave my partner goodbye as their train pulls away from the station. I’ve never had to fight tears as the person I love hops on a plane back to Timbuktu… uncertain … More Long distance relationships: Going the extra mile.
What does it mean to be truly lucky? When I was 12 years old, I found two four-leafed clovers in the space of a week. One of them was found whilst sat on the grass outside my house one sunny day… the other I found just down the road in the park. I remember looking … More Luck vs Chance: Is there such a thing as being a lucky person?
There was always that one kid at school that would annoyingly ace everything they put their mind to. Impossibly academic, musically gifted, athletically inclined and incredibly popular to go with it. The type of child that mastered Pythagoras at a ridiculously early age and won all of the competitions on sports day. Not only that, … More The perfectionist: Why you don’t have to be good at everything.
Whether you’re gym pals, coffee daters, cocktail downers or just simply have shared hatred for the same people… there’s nothing better than finding a human as equally weird and wonderful as you. Finding the ying to your yang is one of lives greatest joys. Two peas in a non-judgemental pod, accepting all the pros and … More Toxic friendships: Breaking up with your bestie.