Ah February – a month so short and meaningless I barely even noticed it slip by. The icy depths of January carried on pretty much unabated throughout the second month of the year. As did my scratchingly slow progress, which is probably most obvious from the tardy nature of this blog. It’s nearly April. February was a particularly hard month. I’d pretty much just broken up with the girl I mentioned right before I wrote the last blog post. She wasn’t particularly impressed with my mere nod but I wasn’t ready to talk about it then. Still not really ready now. I was going toRead More →

Ah January – a month so cold even your spots don’t want to break the surface   I suppose you could say that 2018 didn’t go quite how I expected it to! I couldn’t have written a more catastrophic failure — in some respects at least — myself.   In a way, I knew that I was destined to fail but I also knew that I had to start it too; without first making a start, you can’t fail. And you need to fail to be able to learn and to grow, and ultimately, to succeed.   Hindsight is a wonderful thing. At the timeRead More →

mannequin lying on the floor fucked up life

I’m a pretty flaky guy. And I’m not talking about a skin condition.   I flake out on my friends, the gym, my degree, relationships. You name it, I’ve given up on it. I’ve even gotten pretty close to flaking on my whole damn life a couple of times.   We’ve all got that one really flaky friend. Sometimes more than one.   If you can’t think of a really flaky mate, it’s probably you.   But that doesn’t mean you’re the only one – we all do it. And not just to our mates, but to ourselves.   You know what I mean. WhenRead More →

hand holding a lightbulb on a pink blue wash background, ideas, inspirational

“How the fuck do I figure out what to do with my life?” my little sister asked the other day. I lol’d. “Or maybe that’s just me,” she said. I think she knew that wasn’t true before she finished typing it. How many people do you know who have figured out ‘what to do’ with their lives? I know a few. But most people don’t have a clear picture of what they want to do with their lives. We have ideas about the things we want, sure. But apart from that we just sort of trundle along waiting for something great to happen to us. I haveRead More →

man sitting with a laptop in a dark room wondering why his excuses make him unhappy

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made a lot of excuses over the years. This blog right here came through about 5 years of excuses. At least. Ever since I was a kid. When I think about it, most of them were actually lies. “Sorry Mum, but she hit me first!” (I doubt my little sister would have) “Sorry Sir, but the bus was late.” 
(I was smoking weed before school) “Sorry Babe, but I left my phone in the other room” (I was with another girl) Yep, that last one is pretty bad. And they’re all definitely lies. Someone once told me, ‘Excuses areRead More →