The apex of housework

This post is about the most mundane part of my life: housework. It is also the bane of my life. I detest it, and yet I hate living in a dirty apartment even more than I do cleaning it. Now, we all have our standards and arguably mine are relatively good, but it's all relative.... Continue Reading →

Turning pro.

I have a little voice inside that pipes up occasionally, sometimes every day, telling me what I should be doing with my life. Most of the time I've stomped on the little voice telling it to "shut up", "not now", "don't you realise I have X, Y, Z to do first?!". There's never a perfect... Continue Reading →

Book Review: April 2019.

I thought I'd attempt to release a monthly book review - a review of all the books I read in any given month, this post's being April. It was a beast to write, so let's see how long I can keep this up. While I often journal about the books I'm reading, and my thoughts... Continue Reading →

Values: the starting line

I started this post with the intention of it being a book review, only to find that I wrote almost the entire length of a post about values, which barely even touches the surface of the topic of the book. So, the review has been postponed and instead I'd like to talk about values. In... Continue Reading →

Nothing else is.

I've been thinking a lot about love recently, about what it is and what it is not. Maybe there isn't one answer and maybe each new experience alters our conception of what it is, and what it is not. It's a fluid spectrum, much like sexuality. Maybe everyone values elements of love differently and needs... Continue Reading →

Q1: 19for2019 update.

As Q1 rolled to a close I thought it would be apt to check-in with myself and my 19for2019. I booked a week off from work - a staycation - to progress some of my goals and give my batteries a chance to recharge before they hit zero (see...I'm getting better at this "middle ground"... Continue Reading →

Ode to my mentor

Last weekend I applied for a PhD at my chosen institution. During the process I had to identify two academic referees who could provide a supporting statement. I cringed at the imposition of the request, the task it would add to the to-do list of these unwitting mentors, the life update I would have to... Continue Reading →

February Project: PhD Procrastination

In a bid to compromise with myself, and regain some energy whilst continuing with my 'Happiness Project', I elected February's project to kick-start my PhD preparation and application - one of my 19for2019 tasks. I knew this project would allow significant amounts of alone-time (which always re-charges my battery levels), it would lure me into... Continue Reading →

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