What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he’ll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he is much more able to ‘just live’. … Read more

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

It’s a common saying, and one with good meaning. But I wonder if it’s one of those things that you only learn via experience? It must be, as I see so many people putting their eggs in one basket. Relying on one central thing in their life from which to draw their happiness. Whether it’s … Read more

Choosing the grey areas of life

Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I came across this quote from Sally Coulter. Now, I have no idea who Sally Coulter is, but this quote and it’s inherent message kept streaming into my consciousness all day.   I’m not sure where I sit with this. As much as I can see what Sally is … Read more

Where I’ve been, Where I am, And where I’m going

Do you ever wonder about silly things? Like whether or not fish really only have a 10-second memory span? Whether or not they do a lap of their bowl and it’s a new experience each and every time? I’ve often wondered about how our life would look if we were like goldfish. Seeing everything new for … Read more

From generic success to personal success

The other day someone asked me that dreaded question, ‘what do you do?’, to which I replied. ‘What don’t I do?’, cue loads of polite laughter. When that died down, I explained I worked in the family business and I am a writer. People are always intrigued when they hear the word ‘writer’, and I’ve … Read more

Why I’m redefining the work/life balance myth

Work/life balance has been a phrase thrown around for some time now. The buzz phase of the 21st century to appeal to those who want it all and aim to get it all by successfully balancing career and life. I’ve been there and done that. Been sucked in by the whole – “You can have … Read more

Lessons from 2015 Part 2: From wanting it all to not wanting much at all

In my twenties and into my thirties, I was motivated and inspired by the catch cry “You can have it all!” Love, career, family, friends and everything in between. Women were standing on their soap boxes joyfully proclaiming this sentiment. The click-bait headline of the naughties was ’10 easy steps to having it all’. And … Read more