If You Have To Tell People You’re Nice, You Probably Aren’t…

I’m always very wary of people who feel the need to declare their positive personality traits, particularly in a dating scenario. A guy who proclaims to be a gentleman, or a nice guy, or a hopeless romantic, in my experience, very rarely is. The truth is, people who are genuinely decent and kind-hearted don’t have … More If You Have To Tell People You’re Nice, You Probably Aren’t…

Drains And Radiators

Possibly one of the worst feelings in the world is the feeling of hopelessness. When you convince yourself that you’ve exhausted all options and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, it’s a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. You feel lethargic and physically unwell. You start to isolate yourself … More Drains And Radiators

You And I

I talk too much; you’re captivated when I speak but make sure to get in your own two cents. I can be as stubborn as a mule; you’re knowledgeable and tactful so I’m happy to learn from you. I’m competitive; you don’t let me win just to knock me down a peg! I’m slightly crazy; you always manage to see … More You And I

Labels

My friend and I were discussing this topic on the train the other day: why are we all so obsessed with labels? Why do we feel the need to constantly have to define ourselves and others and fit into neat little boxes? Whether it’s consciously or subconsciously we all do it, I guess it’s an insecurity that … More Labels

Multifaceted

Isn’t it mind-boggling when you take a second to contemplate just how multifaceted we are as people? Have you ever thought about the way in which we unwittingly switch character roles when we’re in the presence of different people? For example the persona that you maintain when you’re around your family will differ to the persona that you … More Multifaceted

Why Do I Write?

A friend asked me a question the other day, why do I write? And it got me thinking. I guess that ultimately I write because it provides me with clarity. As bizarre as it may sound, sometimes I don’t know exactly how I feel or what I think until I’ve put my thoughts down on a … More Why Do I Write?