Facing the unknown, alone.

When undertaking a mental state examination on a patient, one is required to comment upon whether an individual is orientated to time, place and person. Sitting onboard an aircraft, 12 hours into a 32 hour journey, roaming somewhere above the middle east, I can safely comment that at present, I am none of those things.Continue reading “Facing the unknown, alone.”

On Waking Up.

My thoughts are spinning around in such a whirlwind that I can barely contain myself. The desperation to pour and spill and write and analyse and try, just relentlessly try to make sense of what just happened is crashing through my entire system with a force I haven’t felt so strongly in years. How did youContinue reading “On Waking Up.”

The Hard Parts

She always did pride herself on her strength, her independence, her resilience. Of course, she had quite the ego. Yet, she trained her mind to seek rationality, to dismiss any negative emotion that dimmed her light or made her feel any kind of discomfort. She wanted to be known as a kind of candle thatContinue reading “The Hard Parts”

How?

How could you do that? To me or to anyone. How could you just wash your hands clean of an entire chunk of your life that was us? It makes me question what it even was to you. I know you well enough to know that it wasn’t small or insignificant. I know it meantContinue reading “How?”

Soul Searching.

Remember the lines of that old song by ‘Blue’ called ‘One Love’? ‘It’s kind of funny… how life can change, can flip 180- in a matter of daaaays…’ That song currently feels like the soundtrack to my life. Because in a matter of days, there has been a huge shift in my life, a crazy turnContinue reading “Soul Searching.”

If A Tree Falls

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it… does it still make a sound? This is an old philosophical question which dates back to the year 1710. Much to your delight and satisfaction, I’m not actually here to discuss the ins and outs of this debate (I don’tContinue reading “If A Tree Falls”

The Buzz.

“To realise one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist There is such pressure on us in the world in this day and age to do what we love. Anyone reading this right now is probably reading it from a computer. I’m going to take a stab and say you mightContinue reading “The Buzz.”