Why Is Life So Hard (Sometimes)?

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”– Confucious I think we can convince ourselves at times that the word ‘simple’ is synonymous with ‘boring’. And no-one wants a boring life, right? So what do we do, we fill our day with numerous ‘tasks’, be it in the physical sense or simplyContinue reading “Why Is Life So Hard (Sometimes)?”

Can Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings?

Can even mushroom clouds have silver linings? Can we find positives among the negatives that have arisen due to the global spread of the life-threatening virus – ‘coronavirus’?   This is not an attempt to turn my head away from  the serious consequences that the contagious virus has had on our lives, the mortality, theContinue reading “Can Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings?”

The Gym – Satan’s Second Home

Not much of the athletic type, the only way you’ll get me running is in the opposite direction from you if you start going into a long-winded spiel about the weather or how you’re deeply madly in love with your cousin twice removed for that matter. With that being said, I think my wispy bodyContinue reading “The Gym – Satan’s Second Home”

Are You Poorer Than Me?

I’m so sick of being poor. Yes I may have a roof over my head and food in my fridge but when you can’t decorate your rooms or make meals beyond tins of soup and sweetcorn then what’s the point? I might aswell be living in The Amazon, atleast then I’ll avoid the council taxContinue reading “Are You Poorer Than Me?”

Poem: Anger

Teeth grit like vice grips on steel. The metallic hiss rings unforgivingly long. I raise my hands to the air Empty handed I surrender. Empty handed I look for answers. Yet none rings true for this. Like a swinging pendulum I’m hot and then cold Impatience – an unwelcome friend yet makes itself all tooContinue reading “Poem: Anger”

An Evening Lit By Candlelight

It’s been a hot minute (I hate that term) since I’ve written anything mildly conducive to that of an Individual with half a brain cell.. I don’t know why but lately I’ve found it difficult being organised, finding time to post anything. I’ve found it difficult feeling fulfilled. So much so that I’ve perhaps exchangedContinue reading “An Evening Lit By Candlelight”

Rejection – Don’t Fear It (Too Much)

“Rejection”    A word soaked in stigma, in negative connotations, but do we have to be so damning to a term which in some respects, paradoxically takes ownership for so many of our successes?   It’s a stinging word, bringing with it an overcast of self-doubt and worthlessness. As Steve Harvey said  – “success isContinue reading “Rejection – Don’t Fear It (Too Much)”

Poem: Timeless Beauty

Timeless beauty. What a contradiction. Will you still love me, When my hair loses thickness? When my skin starts to wrinkle? When my youth is but memory in the distance?   Time. It’s bittersweet. Cruel to the appearance. Yet kind to the mind. Stripping away my pride in my looks, To expose an endearment forContinue reading “Poem: Timeless Beauty”

Poem: Stress

An advantage or a hindrance? The Goldilocks analogy,  Too much – and you can’t handle it. Too little – and you’re indifferent.   Your blood, now laced with cortisol, Your mind is always racing, Synapses twitch like rabbits nostrils, Your patience is fast erasing.   What can you do to make it stop? You internallyContinue reading “Poem: Stress”

And So It BEGINS

They say as one door abruptly closes another is but slightly ajar, waiting for you to unwelcomingly force your way through it.    Atleast this is how it feels when it comes to the jobhunt for me.    Coined the ‘portfolio generation’, I ask myself, is there really anything wrong with having more jobs thanContinue reading “And So It BEGINS”

Week 1 – The Menu of A Moron

So if you’ve been anticipating this update based on the post  I made a few days ago, let’s just take a moment to celebrate that week 1 is almost up, on a scale of 1 – 10 (full to the gills) – (about to turn cannibal) my hunger level is a solid 9.987. If you’ve everContinue reading “Week 1 – The Menu of A Moron”

Poem – A Little Thing Called ‘Fear’

Fear, The lovechild of stress and caution. An unwelcome neighbour, Making itself at home in your delusion. It’s intentions  – unclear.   It picks it’s moments, Most uncalled for. Like lying in your bed and hearing the front door become ajar. Or hearing your name whispered very softly from afar.   Fear, It’s a teasefulContinue reading “Poem – A Little Thing Called ‘Fear’”