Unusual compliments

This week I have been complimented by several people, which is always lovely. But not on the things I thought I wanted to be complimented on. Instead, people have admired my drive, my gumption and my chosen path. This floored me somewhat, as I rarely feel like...

On kindred spirits

Remember those deep, soul-searing friendships of your childhood that you just knew were going to be forever? The people you shared your deepest secrets with, in the knowledge that they wouldn’t ever pass them on? Where did they go in adulthood? I’m well...

What you already are (but might not know yet)

I’m not sure how to begin this post, so I’m going to start typing and hope it comes together. As a society, we are obsessed by labels. An artist, an author, a designer, a banker, a lawyer… Western society often defines people by what they do. And yet...

Not that girl

I’m not that girl. I’m not the one who’s cool, calm and collected in times of panic. Not sleek, nor efficient, nor ballbreakingly good at holding my own in a man’s world. Not the one that glides through life, on a seemingly predestined path,...

Sometimes

Sometimes, I lie on the floor (of my living room which has a perfectly good sofa and armchair in it) and I stare at the ceiling, and I let my thoughts wander. Sometimes, I sit on the floor when I’m visiting friends, even if there are chairs free. Sometimes,...