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"To die, would be an awfully big adventure"—Peter Pan | Vale Tom Brad
Chance, Fate & Chocolate Cake
London was everything Sophie dreamt it would be. After a long day of sightseeing, she was exhausted yet satisfied. She had one last stop on her tour before she could finally retire to her hotel room for the night. Although she was seriously considering skipping the last stop and sneaking away to her luxurious hotel bed early, she knew she'd regret it tomorrow.
If You Think More than You Talk, You Should Write
When I first started writing online, I had no intention of it being something I would share with anyone I knew in the real world. I had previously used journaling as an anxiety management tool but found getting words out of my head onto paper wasn’t enough to break the cycle of intrusive, introspective thoughts.
The INTP Diaries
When I got my first job in a large company, to say I had trouble fitting in would be an understatement. Before that, I had only ever worked for small businesses—10 employees max, so even as a socially awkward introvert with an anxiety disorder, I still managed to make friends. In bigger organisations? The bullpen is a lot like the schoolyard. There are cliques. The mean girls, the nerds, the jocks, the creatives etc... just like high school, and the behaviours don't differ much either.
The New Eden
“You can keep staring at it, Evangeline. It’s never going back to the way it was before.” “Nathaniel, my dear friend, that kind of eternal optimism is why I’ve kept you around all these years….” I turned to face my friend with a smirk, one eyebrow cocked so he could sense I was only half-teasing with my sarcasm.
5 Ways to Reframe your Thoughts and Shift your Mindset
As someone who spends an unreasonable amount of time trying to be a decent human being, I get a little disheartened when my fellow adults use the “This is who I am, take it or leave it” trope as an excuse to justify poor behaviour.
The Modern-Day Meet Cute
I make no secret of the fact that I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to the "true love fairytale". Sure, it's out there. But I think it's the exception rather than the rule. That doesn't mean I'm not a sucker for a good love story that gives you the warm and fuzzies, though. I mean, I'm still human. Given a choice for my reading time, I will almost always opt for a romance novel over any other genre.
The Most Underrated Tool in your Online Toolbox
Admittedly, the title of this article may be a bold statement. Given that my online writing experience is at fledgling status, and there's probably a tonne of undiscovered hacks out there. Nonetheless, this is my hill, and I will die on it.
What my Two Incomplete University Degrees Say About Me as a Person
I didn't go to university (uni) straight after I finished high school. I didn't even apply. I was one of those "gifted" kids loaded with "potential" who inevitably disappointed all of my teachers because, at 17, I didn't have a clear idea of what career I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life. Shock, right?