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
My mother is considered an expert in her field of research. As one of the smartest people I know, her resume and day to day work life never ceases to amaze me. Part of her job description a few years ago was as designer, facilitator and author of a pedagogical blog linked to her place … More Ideas for other people are easy
I’m happily single. I’ve tried relationships, been in love, and still I prefer the single life. I’ve mentioned previously that I never want kids, and my dream is to be the eccentric aunt who travels and brings back crazy stories of adventure and a few trinkets for her nieces and nephews and god children. Lord … More Feeling lonely
I’m pretty Death-Positive. This doesn’t mean that I think everyone should die or hail satan, and all that jazz. I’m just aware of my mortality, and my death positivity follows some fantastic bold statements that can be found over at The Order of the Good Death. One of the most important statements of death positivity … More My Eulogy
Getting critical feedback is a vital part of developing your craft as a writer/creative. I personally find it critical for other parts of my life too, but we’ll stick to writing for now. I was meant to post this about two weeks ago, but life got away from me and I had no idea how … More Dealing with critical feedback
I would like to preface this personal essay with this statement: I think social media can absolutely be a force for good. I think it has many benefits and perks. I believe that, if used correctly, it can be a good thing. I am in no way advising people remove their online presence if that … More Living Outside the Filtered Echo Chamber: A personal essay on why I left conventional Social Media and the impact it had on my life.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll notice your friendship group is slowly dwindling. People are settling down, having children, and try as you might, you just can’t quite get on board the “parents group” vibe. You may even be in the parents group camp and have found that you can’t stand the other parents and … More Friendship App for the Socially Challenged
Warning: This story is long. It tangents a little but it comes back around. This is part of catharsis, and honestly, it doesn’t paint anyone in a good light. Not even me. It shows humanity at its pettiest, its finest, and most irrational. It’s a love story. I hope you understand what I write. … More The Freedom of Heartbreak.
On December 23rd 2016, I managed to tear the anterior talo-fibular ligament in my right ankle. As I was driving between two Australian cities (a little over 730 kms), I was incapacitated a few hundred kms from my destination and outside of phone reception. I ended up driving my manual car (torn ligament and all) closer … More Torn and Reconnecting
One of the challenges we face coming in to the new year is deciding whether or not to create the ever famous New Years Resolutions. For years I tried NYR, but found they were always so vague and had no plan behind them. So I, like so many other resolutioners, would give up before I really … More Entering the New Year