Growing up, my house was one animal short of being the 21st century’s answer to Noah’s ark. From terrapins to budgies, fish to cats and dogs, and even the occasional earthworm and snail, it’s fair to say that my parents were pretty open to the idea of having their house destroyed by their adorable childrenContinue reading “Should I Get A Pet? “
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Yes, Positives Do Exist (Just Squint Harder And You’ll See)
With so much negativity festering daily, from scaremongering and sensationalising tabloids spitting doomsday ‘news’ into our turquoise surgical masked faces, to apocalyptic scenes in some of the local supermarkets. I wanted to flip this on its head, and dare I say, try and see some positives to this nightmare we all find ourselves desperate toContinue reading “Yes, Positives Do Exist (Just Squint Harder And You’ll See)”
It’s Been A While…….
There are people posting videos of themselves climbing their stairwells enough times they’re making Everest appear like little more than a speed ramp in comparison. And here I am struggling to get up in the morning and ‘head to work’ five footsteps from my bed. But really, I must admit, and like many others (whichContinue reading “It’s Been A While…….”
I’m Motivated At Being Unmotivated
I’ve become really unmotivated lately. I find sticking to schedules more painful than the thought of chewing shards of bottlegreen glass as if they were cornershop penny chews. Working remotely at my 9 to 5 is doable, but it’s the goals I have outside of this (as we all have) which I feel completelyContinue reading “I’m Motivated At Being Unmotivated”
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”
The Wacky Walking Race
Have you ever had a silent race on a footpath with a stranger? Where you both take it turns to overtake one another. Steadily and surely picking up the pace in a desperate attempt to outmaneuver your opponent. I’ve had this too, but what I haven’t had is an argument with an old lady whoContinue reading “The Wacky Walking Race”
We only have the present. Regardless of what we want in our futures, It is the ‘now’ which takes all of the credit. Living in the moment, An experience unknown to many. We disown it in exchange for a chance to oneday own a moment, Which is nothing more than merely a ‘maybe’.Continue reading “Poem: Present/Future”
Are We Truly Selfish Or Kind?
Altruism – “Having or showing an unselfish concern for the welfare of others.” Do you think you’re a nice person? And by this, self-validation in the form of saying “thank you” to the cashier and “hello” to your neighbor I’m afraid doesn’t quite cut it. This question springs to my mind in light of aContinue reading “Are We Truly Selfish Or Kind?”
Volunteering: Help Others And You Help Yourself
They say the best way to feel better about yourself is through helping others. And in no act is this more clear than that of voluntary work. ‘Volunteering’ can refer to a smorgasboard of activities. Whether you simply take an old dear’s chihuahua out for a walk or wash the windows for your neighbour, theContinue reading “Volunteering: Help Others And You Help Yourself”
I Thought I Was Going Blind
Sitting at my desk in the office yesterday morning, everything was just peachy (or so I thought). Despite my eyelids occasionally closing over due to boredom, for the rare moments I decided to forcefully will them open, I could see as clear as day. But for some reason or other I decided to winkContinue reading “I Thought I Was Going Blind”
Stress. The subtle strangler. It manifests itself in many ways. A fabrication of the mind. Sending cortisol coursing through our veins. Life – so full of precious pressures. So petty, so small, minute. ‘A busy life is a happy one.’ A lie disguised as truth.