Monthly Goals: the Good and the Bad

When I started my bullet journal two years ago, I fell in love with it for its representation of how much I had achieved. This was (thanks depression) a far more accurate representation than my mind provided. Over time I added in more ways of tracking this – including monthly goals and tasks. Things that […]

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Impossible

I am so afraid of not know things and of being stupid that I have this dream – a nightmare, really – that comes sometimes. I’ve had it since I was young – I can’t escape it. It isn’t a dream that’s a story, more a feeling. It’s the idea that there’s something impossible. Impossible […]

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Giving Too Much When Recovering From Depression

When I first got to the point with my depression where I could actually do things beyond struggle to exist, I never had the problem of giving too much to anything. I gave as much as I could, and I didn’t give more than that, because I couldn’t. My capacity to stretch myself, push myself, […]

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Why Ending Stories Is Hard, But You Have To

Have you ever been reading a book or watching a series or film, spending every second longing for two characters to get together, only to find yourself disappointed when they do? Hi. I do this all the time. And I think it’s because I love living in those in-between moments. The middle of a story, […]

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Deadlines Breed Productivity

No – don’t run away! I know those are both horrible, horrible words, but I promise if you stay just a moment it won’t be so bad. Look, whatever job you’re in, whatever your life is like, we all need to be productive. And for the vast majority of people, that’s something that doesn’t come […]

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The Outside

I just don’t like the outside. Always prefer my head. When offered in or out I’ll always choose inside instead. I grew up in the garden, climbing the trees to read, but somewhere in my childhood in began to supersede. The problem was that outside contained people; people suck. And at that point, with people […]

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Goodbye

Was it really five years ago you popped into my head? Of all the things I could’ve been I went for you instead. At first you were an actor, only later could you See – and once I made you that there was nothing else you could be. The first time I became you I […]

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Patreon: How I Made Mine!

If there is one thing that’s been harder to get to grips with as an author publisher than anything else, it’s the idea that my time and creations are worthy of other peoples’ money. My self-esteem is a young and fragile thing. The thought of selling a book was terrifying. The thought of asking people […]

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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the Self-Employed

Whew. That’s a hefty title, isn’t it. But what is CPD? Well, it’s about continuing to study and learn skills and knowledge as you work. If you’re traditionally employed within the UK, the chances are you’ve probably come across CPD at some point in your life – even if it’s just in your yearly evaluation. […]

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Friendships in Novels

When I was young, I was incredibly envious of Harry, Ron and Hermione. Sure, their friendships were not the most steady of things – they had their ups and downs, as all relationships do. But they were constant. Once they were friends, they were friends, even through the fights and breakups and awful things that […]

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