Acceptance gives clarity without judgement. It allows you to see what to change and how to do it. Or what to move on from if it can’t be changed.
I read a lot. Mainly stuff online, but when I make time, I’ll read books and stories. I recently read an article in The Guardian where Jacinda Ardern, the very impressive and inspirational PM of […]
The blackness descends Arriving without warning I feel so alone I don’t usually want to write when I’m feeling so down that I can’t see the wood for the trees. But today I’m off work. […]
I am not a fan of Autumn. For me it’s the start of a personal darkness that reaches pitch black by the time of my birthday on 3rd November. These days I just don’t see […]
These days I don’t do conventional socialising very well. And yet I still force myself into the space that looks at me with suspicion when I say I don’t drink alcohol anymore. The drinkers, the […]
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon It’s become a famous quotation and meme that is actually a line from a song, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy). I […]
One of my favourite things to do right now, is put on some music and let my mind drift whilst editing and mixing photographs into different patterns and dimensions. You may have guessed that I […]
I had to start looking for new viewpoints, new perspectives. Looking inwards for strength and hope; outwards for inspiration and vision; consulting selected friends and family for assistance and guidance; I drew on everything I could think of to find opportunities to grow. I knew that I didn’t want to take my life back; I wanted to move it forwards.
I’ve been feeling trapped recently. Trapped economically, socially, by sobriety, by loneliness. It’s been making me anxious and miserable as I look for someone or something to blame, which is usually myself. To change things […]
The hardest thing about accepting things you cannot change, is accepting things you don’t like. Accepting things as they are, not as you would like them to be is plain difficult for me. Everything that […]