After a somewhat bumpy landing and a brief existential crisis, I arrived at my thirties and life slowed down long enough for me to review the last decade. This act of reflection helped me discover a few things about myself, us as humans and about life in general, which I now feel compelled to pass … Continue reading Lessons from My Twenties
It’s frighteningly easy to feel lost in your 30s. Up until this point, if you’re anything like me, you'll have spent your life indulgently exploring your independence alongside some truly marvellous creatures—revelling in the good, accepting the bad, and learning from the ugly. As is customary with every milestone that births a new era, you'll … Continue reading Friendships in Your Thirties
To those of you who have continued to read past the intro title, a big thumbs up to you, you’re a beautiful fucking person. A lot of people will have switched off as soon as they saw the “F word” because still, to many people, it’s a dirty word that inspires little more than an … Continue reading I Am A Feminist
Chatting with a work friend just the other day, she reminded me that next week was her birthday. I asked her what age she was going to be and she delightedly replied “27.” As soon as I heard the number, I felt my stomach start to sink. “Oh, god," I muttered to myself, "twenty fucking … Continue reading The Quarter-Life Crisis
A few years back, I was reviewing records of TV’s greatest adverts for work when I stumbled upon the latest from McDonald’s. Set in a classroom, strewn with cardboard boxes, a familiar song began to play in the background. It was one that evokes pure happiness in me, "We Could Have Been Anything" from the … Continue reading Where Are All The Poets?
I have been called upon to attend a very important breakfast meeting about a very important subject that involves laws and governmental regulations - tons of corporate jargon and those stupidly small mini danish pastries, which a respectable person would only take one of, even though everyone knows you'd be justified in taking three as … Continue reading The Business Event Fail
I have the wind howling through the trees out of the window to the left of me, and through the living room to the right and out of the window are the rumblings of wheelie bins being taken to harvest by our dutiful waste disposal workers. Through the hazy veil of the net curtain, I … Continue reading The Hero and The Snowflake