I haven’t written for a while. Things have been a bit busy. And disorganised. And, well, tough. You see, I forgot where I lived earlier this week. A few weeks before that I drove to the wrong house. On neither occasion was I drunk. It’s just that I wasn’t consciously thinking about it and so… Read More Other people’s houses
So today is the first day of lent. Sadly I did not have a huge pancake party last night (I had sushi, it was yum, but I do also really love pancakes) but in case you weren’t familiar with it, the Christian* custom is to have pancakes on Ash Tuesday, and then give up stuff… Read More Don’t take that away from me
I am not OK. I am NOT OK. But no one gives a $hit about that.
Yes, you read the title correctly. I’m going to explain to you why it is good to be unhappy – well, sometimes at least. Sunday morning, I was in a little bit of a “funk” and generally not in my happy place. It was a mix of things that had got me there. But it… Read More Why it is good to be unhappy
I would describe myself on the whole as an independent person. I’m not always very good at accepting help (or advice – and I know I need to take my own advice sometimes too, but I’m conscious of this and I’m working on it). But, with all the sh*tty stuff that has happened to me… Read More Why you need support to succeed
On New Years Day I joined some friends for a sunset yoga practice on the beach (yes, slightly showing off with that, remember I do live on a caribbean island). The objective was to do 108 sun salutations. Now as someone who doesn’t ‘do’ yoga this was a fairly big ask. I didn’t know what… Read More What are you going to do?
We’re almost at the end of the year, so there is a lot of review and reflection going on at the moment. “F*ck off 2017” is a bit of a common theme. It hasn’t been the best year for many people I know, myself included. Losing my mum, going through a hurricane, friends going through… Read More Learning from 2017
So I’ve been back on my rock for 3 days, and today is the 1st December and my first day back at work for nearly 3 months, so seemed a good day for a blog post. How am I? Well, where do I start… Actually I’m feeling ok so far. I’ve only had tears twice… Read More A new normal
Sometimes I just want to forget about the world. Forget all the shit, the heartbreak, the loss. Pretend none of it has happened, and it isn’t happening. You might say it’s running away – it’s not. It’s a short rest for the mental muscle I’m using, what feels like a lot, if not all, of the… Read More How to forget
Sooooo it’s the first day of school. I’m beginning a four week Spanish course in Panama. And I’m nervous. It’s been a long time since I have studied myself – but I am trying to remember that I’ve spent the last 9 years teaching others and helping them to learn and study effectively so I… Read More The first day at school