Last year I failed kind of spectacularly. This year, I'm going all in. It's National Novel Writing Month again, where thousands of people attempt to write a 50,000 word novella in November. I've competed several times but this time is different, as I'll be using the opportunity to work on a piece of non-fiction that … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019
I’ve been feeling really frightened about what’s happening in the world lately. Climate change means the world is on fire, isolationism and fascism are quickly on the rise, and vulnerable people seem to be more in danger than ever. I feel powerless to stop any of this. What can one person do against the wave … Continue reading The Small Stuff Matters
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I'm Tired We're over halfway through the year and, honestly, I'm exhausted. This year has been full-on and it's been one of the best of my life, but I'm also struggling to keep a balance between working hard and taking care of myself. Sometimes you have to spend lots of energy to do restorative activities, … Continue reading I’m Tired (Here’s Why)
Anxiety's a funny thing. It can convince you that there's one thing you need to do to solve everything - to get that job, to pass that exam, to have a family, to get married, to reach that important goal - and then, just before you get there, it can make you freeze. Suddenly you're … Continue reading You’ll Never Be 100% Ready (So Do It Anyway)
Every January, people make the decision to try to be 'new'. People decide that something about themselves isn't good enough and that a well-chosen resolution will somehow change things. If you're like most people, your ambitious New Years resolution will already be out the window. That's ok. I promise, that's genuinely ok! No need to … Continue reading New Goals, Same Amazing You