At the start of the year I logged out of Instagram for what I thought would be a day but I ended up not being on it for a week. Below are my some of my thoughts: Over the past week I was reminded of the power of familiarity. One of the things that keeps … Continue reading A week without Instagram
Made up meanings
Whilst checking the definition of the idiom bent out of shape for a future post and then the definition of bend, I realised I'd somewhat manipulated the meaning. I use the term 'bend' (specifically as bend to or bend towards) as a verb, it's an act of unspoken people pleasing. When you bend to someone … Continue reading Made up meanings
Poetry for past lovers
Like many things Valentines Day is just a made up day that we choose to attach meaning to. I think it's something light-hearted and can be used as an opportunity to highlight the ones you love in a similar way that new years can be used for a fresh start. Last week I started working … Continue reading Poetry for past lovers
Saying what you mean
There's no need to skirt around the issue. Being clear with your words might seem like a simple thing to do. Yet if you reflect on conversations you've had and the things you've said recently you might find times when you haven't been so clear. It might have been because you weren't really thinking in … Continue reading Saying what you mean
What do you mean, you don’t know?
I don't know was one of my most used phrases during my school days. It was an easy 3 words to use in situations where I didn't want to participate, like class. I'd sit daydreaming, ruminating or just quietly paying attention. Then all of a sudden a teacher would call on me for the answer … Continue reading What do you mean, you don’t know?
Not every moment defines you
Just because you fail doesn’t make you a failure, if someone doesn’t accept your help doesn’t make you useless and so it goes on. I think sometimes we try so hard to define things and to define who we are that we miss the bigger picture. It’s not about being a winner or a loser. … Continue reading Not every moment defines you
What do these likes mean to me?
It doesn't feel particularly good when you upload a picture on Instagram and it gets significantly lower likes than usual. You didn't post it for the likes but you hoped it would perform as good as usual or at least only slightly lower. But when your image gets 40% of your average likes, you can't … Continue reading What do these likes mean to me?