During their lifetimes, they rose to impossible levels of fame, made millions, wowed hordes of adoring fans, and starred in roles that would define generations. Yet they too had messy, ugly realities.
I can't help but feel Piers might benefit from this wash of support. Doing something for the good of could have a positive effect on the chronically-corrosive journo.
People online can be really mean, and it's weird because they're just a human trying their best. They're probably not feeling great, and they're not trying to spare your feelings or their reputation. Yet even with compassion, it's still hard to comprehend why people can be so mean online.
On Mondays, we feel inadequate. We feel like a failure because we're turning up at our "stop-gap" job yet again. We feel like a failure because we didn't get everything done we wanted to. We feel like life is passing us by whilst we endlessly fail to achieve the changes we dream of.
This weekend I had no energy, and right now I need my energy for finding work. Normally I'd write something now to make up for the gap. But sometimes you've got to accept the limits on your spoons, and make time for self care, in whatever form you need at that moment. We're worthy even … Continue reading You are worthy of existing (No post this week)
The future is never clear, but right now it looks like a stop sign. Last week I couldn't post. Despite being inside almost all of the time, with no pressure to go anywhere or do anything, I had no energy. The world feeling like a crisis zone is taking its toll on all of us. … Continue reading 5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate
Happy Friday to you! I've updated my page, and I hope it looks prettier. More aesthetic. More calming. I've been feeling increasingly panicked this week. Most of the time, I get anxious then get over it, but this week, it's felt like the whole world was going into catastrophising meltdown. It's meant to just be … Continue reading Why It’s Okay To Tune Out Bad News (plus Name Change)
Lately, I'm reading a book about the language and importance of friendships, by Deborah Tannen, a linguistics professor. As she writes in her book, "everything else is just stuff". Despite this, sometimes it seems impossible to balance with work and everything else, especially if (like me) you have solitary hobbies and faraway friends. It's almost … Continue reading Why Capitalism Will Make You Lonely
Sometimes I feel I should keep a note of all the current affairs. I have hot-takes on anything and everything, but I never share them. Algorithm-wise, trending is king. Unfortunately, it's not always how my mind works. The last big moment I genuinely tried to latch onto was Jordan Peterson's C4 debate, 2 months after … Continue reading Why I’m Not Writing About Caroline Flack
Trigger warning: discussion of disability-hate, autism discrimination, and violence by and against disabled people. Longer read than my normal posts. This week, autism's in the news. Unfortunately, it's attached to a violent young white man with murderous intent. Whilst the child victim faces agonising and slow recovery, from an attack intended to kill him, Jonty … Continue reading Tate Attack: When Carers Act As Security, We’re Turning People Into Monsters.