There’s something wrong with the way we exist. What is it exactly? its difficult to articulate, it evades capture, stare at the problem too long and it shifts its weight out of sight. The problem exists in the peripheries, its ephemeral, hovering over us like a dim mist, insoluble, incurable, irresolute. We can sense it, fogging our view like condensation on a windscreen, we swipe … Continue reading There’s Something Wrong with Us
What is it like to live and work in Beijing as an Expat? I recently returned from 12 months of living and working in China as an English Foreign Language teacher. It was an incredible experience filled with great lows and even greater highs. This is my tale. March What have I done? I still remember the feeling clearly. It first hit me during my … Continue reading Living in Beijing – Finding My Feet
Let us Revel in our Unique Sameness What makes you unique? It’s a daunting question. In an overpopulated and increasingly connected world we are so often reminded of the insignificant and fleeting role we perform upon the grand stage of existence. The population of the UK is 66.4 million, population of Europe: 741.4 million, the world: 7.8 billion. Over 100 billion people have been and … Continue reading You Beautiful Bl*ggers
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Be yourself. That is certainly some sound advice. No doubt we have all been soothed with such sage wisdom at various critical points throughout our lives. Often preceded by the mother of all red flags, ‘just‘. As if anything in life was ever just that easy. Nervous about an upcoming job interview? Just be yourself. … Continue reading Just Be Yourself. Who?
The Day I turned 23 I came to the rather profound realisation that I, like so many before me, am unhappy. I’m not entirely sure why. I have always had a loving and caring family, I have a beautiful girlfriend and a cohort of close friends, always willing to lend a sympathetic ear when necessary. I am financially stable, with a roof over my head … Continue reading In Pursuit of Happyness