*Warning – no photo I use for this or any other blog about my teeth will be at a good angle. All photos will be me trying to center on my teeth and it’ll be weird as shit* Tuesday 16th October, 2018. I, a grown-ass adult, got braces. Sure, I chose the “grown up” version … More I got Invisalign
Well! It’s been 2 years of Tirades in Teacups and I am shocked. Never did I imagine that I would have let myself keep something for this long, let alone been willing to invest finances in to it! I am also quite surprised at the lack of tirades, rants, fulminating and pontificating that I’ve done. … More Happy Anniversary, Take 2!
I stood in front of him, every fibre of my being aching to reach out and touch him. He looked up at me from where he sat, hurt and pain welling in his eyes before he cast them down to the floor, no longer able to hold my steady gaze. I didn’t know how else … More Quietly Clicked Shut – short story
Recently I’ve been dubbed the “Morale Officer” in my workplace. Despite my issues and sometimes very short fuse, most of my energy is directed at making people more self-aware through critical feedback and a positive growth mindset. I spend a lot of time preaching kindness to others and self (even though I internally struggle with … More Words of Affirmation
Know your strengths. This tip is useful in a range of situations. Whether it’s going to a job interview or when being asked to complete a task; knowing your strengths is a massive bonus and will always help you feel better about yourself as you think about them. It could be “hard working” or “resilience”, … More Pips Pro Tip #4
You always have time to breathe. Seems silly, but taking a few deep, deliberate breaths can do wonders to calm you down and help you focus. Make sure you breathe all the way in to your diaphragm and fill your lungs. Then exhale slowly, concentrating on nothing but the slow inhale and exhale. 5 truly … More Pips Pro Tip #3
I have attended far more funerals than any 28 year old in the modern world should have to attend. These funerals have been for people I barely knew, friends of friends, my close friends, and my family. All varying ages, all varying deaths, all a loss and a harsh reality check that mortality is fragile … More Remembering the dead