#QuarterLifeCrisis – Career Fears

When I’m not writing or reading, I spend much of my days in an absent minded state scrolling aimlessly through job postings and occupation boards searching for a potential future career. After finishing University I had high hopes, I had spent three years doing what I loved, reading and writing in the pursuit of a Literature degree. Once I graduated I decided I wasn’t ready … Continue reading #QuarterLifeCrisis – Career Fears

Living in Beijing, China – How to be a New Teacher

Accommodation and Teaching I recently returned from 12 months of living, travelling 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. If you haven’t done so already, you may want to check out part 1 of this tale first to hear about my first impressions of moving … Continue reading Living in Beijing, China – How to be a New Teacher

There’s Something Wrong with Us

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

52 of the most Unusual, Inspiring and Creative New Years Resolutions

Did you know that an estimated 92% of New Years resolutions end in failure? Hell most of us give up on our resolutions within the first month. Some of the most common resolutions include; eating healthier, exercising more, spending less and learning a new skill. Sure who doesn’t want to be talented, richer, healthier and better looking? The problem is they’re all so…uninspired. Lets face … Continue reading 52 of the most Unusual, Inspiring and Creative New Years Resolutions

You Beautiful Bl*ggers

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

Regrets

Everybody has moments in their lives where they think, if I could go back in time to that exact moment, I would do things differently. The problem with that idea is that it is only ever possible, with the benefit of hindsight. Nobody can say whether a decision will be good or bad, until it is already too late (although some decisions are clearly better … Continue reading Regrets

Just Be Yourself. Who?

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?