Photo of the week: Peacefulness

I can hear the quiet looking at this picture. Even with the memory of the incessant frog-choir, it was peaceful harmony. I felt me there.

A short skirt…

There are many reasons for people to have fat. Only a few has anything to do with laziness and willpower. I’d like to put this out there.  What’s it got to do with skirts? Well yesterday wearing a short dress brought up some long-forgotten fear in me that I didn’t expect. I never wear short…

I’m a writer (Coursera assignment)

When do you think one has the right to say “I’m a writer”? Once they are published? Once they get paid for writing? Once they do it regularly? I didn’t feel for a long time that I was allowed to say I was a writer even though I’ve been writing since I learned the letters. The books came…

Favourites of this week’s photo challenge, Focus

The weekly photo challenge from WordPress this week was to show in-focus and out-of-focus moments. I love browsing through the responses and I thought I’d share the ones that really captured me. Glass in Coppenhagen from Tallulah Bass Mindfulness through a lens You need to look twice at this photo from bonebreaker An old tailgate and…

Focus, multitasking and details

When did we start to value multitasking so much over concentration? I’m not a recruiter but as I browse LinkedIn profiles, I haven’t seen anyone bragging with being able to singularly focus on a set task. On the other hand, being able to multitask is an advantage. However there have been studies recently to say that…

Mystery Blogger Award

As I was sitting here debating whether it’s time to blog again, I got a notification from the lovely J Lenni Dorner: Mystery Blogger Award Number Two https://t.co/Aea7ZPSNiE@missandi0623 @jaishvats @debbypieplow @Frainstorm @LaurelGarver @fabulus1710 pic.twitter.com/h6B5gWhWvc — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) June 7, 2017 If this is not a sign to restart blogging, I don’t know what…

Celebration of forgiveness

It’s not vis major, it’s just life. It appears there is only so much I can cram into a day and as it turns out, blogging is not actually the highest on my priority list at the moment. Just like my “facing fears” initiative isn’t either. And I let it go. There’s not gonna be beating…

Ideal is I to L

Hello my long-not-seen friends! “Wassup wassup” as my coach would say. “What’s the craic?” would be the phrase if we were in Belfast. “How you doin’” – if Joey wanted to hit on you. (It’s a good chance lol.) “How _are_ you?” is my go-to phrase after a hug. And I really would wait and…

Hurt by laughter

I don’t remember many things from when I was little but one of them sticks out: one evening, I must’ve been around 11-12, I decided to write a letter to the guy I had a crush on. I’m not sure why but either mum or her boyfriend at the time realised it wasn’t my usual…

Your gumption and generosity

Today is not about Being Seen. It’s about Giving Back. I have been resisting this idea for 2 days – it’s not what I decided, I would say. “This week is about stretching, it’s about me.” But where would I be without all of you? How could I be growing without your kindness watering my…

My forte and foible

“I told you they’d look!” “Let them!” “But… they will… SEE!” it whispers.  “See what?” “See us!” it starts to sound like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. “And?” “And then they’ll be cruel and think we’re ridiculous and they’ll hurt us!” (Yes, definitely Gollum. Where did this come from?)  “They can’t hurt us, Gollum.”…

Exhorted to the limelight – by a hat…

After the uncharacteristically warm days, I woke up to a cloudy, wet morning. Still not particularly cold but the undecisiveness of the weather called for a more cautious choice of clothes. I don’t own an umbrella and didn’t feel like wearing a hooded coat since it was still quite warm so I had just the…